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This winter season will bring cooler temperatures, and ice and snow for some. But did you know that your chance of getting certain medical conditions might go up as the temperature dips?

Don’t wait to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Get your vaccination today. DSHS urges everyone 6 months old and older to get vaccinated. It is particularly important for pregnant women, young children, older adults and people with chronic health conditions. Click here for more information.

Norovirus, also called the Winter Vomiting Bug, is a very contagious virus that can infect anyone. You can get it from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea and vomiting. Click here to learn how to protect yourself.

Winter is the most common season for heart attacks. Research shows that there are up to 53 percent more heart attacks in winter than in summer, and twice as many heart attacks a day in January compared to July. Know your risks.

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