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Flu vaccine may protect your heart
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Getting a flu shot may help people stay healthy in more than the obvious way, new research suggests.

“The shot doesn’t just protect you against flu, it protects you from heart attacks,” said Dr. Jacob Udell, a cardiologist at Women’s College Hospital and the University of Toronto.

In his research, Udell found that those who got a flu shot reduced their risk of heart attacks and other serious cardiovascular problems by nearly half during a one-year follow-up period.

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