Sonia Despiar, right, a nurse with Gouverneur Healthcare Services, injects Imelda Silva with flu vaccine on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in New York. At least 10 elderly people and two children in New York have died from the flu and hospitalizations are climbing as the illness hits every county in the state. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Registered nurse Michelle Newbury and physician assistant Scott Fillman see patients Thursday in a tent set up for people with flu symptoms, just outside the emergency entrance at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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A picture from the photo story "Keg Stand Queens," which explores the gender dynamics of undergraduate binge drinking. Amanda Berg/The Alexia Foundation for NPR hide caption

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An overweight child reads her part during a skit that was in a 2010 program promoting healthy lifestyles sponsored by Children's Hospital near Denver. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Army distributed a monthly pinup calendar to GIs, which encouraged them to protect themselves from malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Cartoon by Frank Mack for the U.S. Army./Courtesy of the Images from the History of Medicine. hide caption

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the accidental release of chlorine gas at a Tyson Food plant could have been prevented with better communication. April L Brown/AP hide caption

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At a Los Angeles media briefing in 2010, Mariah Bianchi describes how her own case of whooping cough caused the death of her newborn son. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Hospitals began testing blood for hepatitis in 1992, so anyone who received a blood transfusion before then is at an increased risk for contracting the disease. iStockphoto hide caption

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Each dot represents one case of mumps between late June 2009 and late June 2010. The New England Journal of Medicine hide caption

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The use of multiple blood pressure medications may be helping some Americans bring their hypertension under control. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Federal agents investigate the offices of the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass., on Tuesday. The company's steroid medication has been linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak. Barry Chin/AP hide caption

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