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Cold and Flu Center

If You're Sick, How Long Are You Contagious?

It starts with a sore throat with a mild fever. Before you know it, you are sick and flat on your back. Are you contagious, and, i...

How to Beat the Flu This Season

Recommendations about how to avoid getting the flu this year. The flu shot, getting enough sleep and eating healthy aide in preven...

8 Simple Cold and Flu Remedies You Can Make at Home

We consulted with a variety of experts (doctors, nurses, nutritionists and an acupuncturist) to find out their go-to, immune-boost...

Alternative Medicine for Cold and Flu

Many people turn to alternative medicine, such as echinacea, zinc or vitamin C, for the treatment of cold symptoms. Some also use ...

Signs and Symptoms of Cold and Flu

Symptoms of a cold are sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, congestion and chills. After a couple days, those symptoms dec...

12 Not-So-Common Tips to Fend Off Cold and Flu

We all want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to avoid being taken down by cold and flu this season. Here, Dr. Wood...

Nutrition, Fitness and Lifestyle Choices for Cold and Flu

Healthy lifestyle choices include proper nutrition, rest and minimizing stress. Healthy habits ensure your immune system can fight...

What Is a Cold and What Is the Flu?

Colds are caused by viruses that affect the throat, nose, sinuses and ears. The flu is a more severe version that can sometimes af...

Antihistamine Nasal Sprays Side Effects

According to Russell A. Settipane in an article in a 2003 issue of "Allergy and Asthma Proceedings," allergic rhinitis a...

The Benefits of an Air Humidifier

Humidity refers to the amount of atmospheric water vapor, and humidifiers are devices that increase it. Indoor humidity levels sho...
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