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Another reason to get a flu shot

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20,000 people die each year from the flu. Now, doctors say the flu shot can do more than just ward off influenza.

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows it can also prevent heart attacks. Authors found those who received the shot were at 55% lower risk for a heart attack after the shot. Also, doctors stress the need for those 65 and older to get the flu shot, because 90% of fatal flu cases are among seniors.

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