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Seniors may believe that their inoculation days are over, but keeping up with recommended vaccine schedules throughout our lives is just as imperative as receiving those initial doses as children.

Spotting health problems, such as the common cold and a urinary tract infection, can be difficult in a person with dementia who can't communicate their symptoms.

The flu vaccine is on the list of recommended elderly vaccines. There are several compelling reasons for caregivers and their loved ones to take advantage of this preventive measure.

Advertisements to get your flu shot start earlier and earlier every year. Does the timing of your vaccine play a role in protecting you for the entire flu season?

Chronic health conditions and the flu can be a deadly combination, especially for the elderly. Know the risk factors and when to seek treatment.

Getting a flu shot may protect older adults from major cardiac events, such as heart attacks and strokes. People who receive the flu vaccine may decrease their heart attack risk by as much as 50 percent.

Seasonal allergies can be just as potent in the fall as they are in the spring. No matter when they strike, the symptoms are the same: nasal congestion, watery eyes, runny nose and irritated sinuses.

Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospitalized patients in the United States. Awareness of causes, symptoms and treatment is crucial because septic shock can develop and become life-threatening in a very short time.

Vaccines the CDC recommends for 6 preventable diseases, along with dosages and scheduling.

The flu shot is now available in a less-scary skin prick instead of a needle, but its only offered to people between ages 18 to 64. Elderly people must still endure the inch-long flu shot needle.

Seniors over age 65 should receive an annual flu shot to safeguard their health. A high-dose vaccine provides increased protection from infection in individuals who have weaker immune systems.

There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the prevention and treatment of influenza. Get your facts straight and learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from this nasty viral infection.

Seniors over age 65 are at a much higher risk for developing and possibly dying from pneumonia. Learn what factors can contribute to this risk and how you can protect your loved one from falling ill.