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Breast Cancer Awareness

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms.

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Lateral view of a feeding female Anopheles gambiae mosquito

Anopheles Gambiae Mosquito

This specimen had landed on a human skin surface, and was in the process of obtaining its blood meal through its sharp, needle-like labrum, which it had inserted into its human host. A. gambiae is a known vector for the parasitic disease malaria.

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Seasonal Flu 

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Get Ready for Flu Season

The best way to reduce your risk from seasonal flu and its potentially serious complications is to get vaccinated every year. Now is a good time for most people to get a flu vaccine.

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