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  • Flu season is almost here and it's time to get patients immunized. What products are available? Who should get which one? And what should be done for those with egg allergies? It's all here.

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  • Your First Job: What to Watch Out For A doctor's first job will probably bring some tough situations and recognition of how different reality is from what was expected. Here's how to handle it.
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