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Cold and Flu

9 Natural Ways To Boost Your Immune System

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living

It can happen in the blink of an eye. One day, everyone's fine, and the next, your friends, coworkers, and roommates drop one by one into the miserabl...

CDC Warns Of Severe Flu Cases In Young Adults

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Flu season has started, and although so far it has not been as bad as last year's, there have been reports of some young and middle-age adults develop...

Doctors Learn New Tricks To Avoid Overprescribing Antibiotics

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's cold season, and the miserable continue to trudge in, seeking antibiotics because of mucus turned green, or a cough that has n...

Cold And Flu Season Will Hit These 20 Cities Hardest In 2016

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living

The start of the new year is supposed to represent a clean and healthy slate. But for many Americans, it'll be the beginning of a week of nose-blowing...

Don't Fall For These 10 Cold And Flu Myths

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living

You’ve washed your hands and taken vitamin C, but you still managed to catch your office cubemate’s germs. Part of avoiding a cold or the flu is k...

Nope, You Can't Get A Cold From Going Outside With Wet Hair

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living

The question: Can I really catch a cold just from going outside with wet hair? The answer: No doubt you've heard this one before -- probably from M...

Drinking A Little Whiskey Might Actually Help Relieve Cold Symptoms

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.06.2015 | Taste

"Whisky is liquid sunshine.” -- George Bernard Shaw

How Effective Is Your Cold Remedy?

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Let's face it: Beyond making us feel miserable, even a minor cold can be a ma...

The Best And Worst Foods To Eat When You're Sick

Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living

By Cindy Shih Even when you've done your best to fight off the winter blues and miserable flus, it's almost inevitable you'll get at least a mild s...

Why Do We Lose Our Appetite When We're Sick?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

WATCH: Do At-Home Cold Remedies Really Work?

Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living

One of the biggest goals of this season -- beside finding the best gift for everyone on your shopping list -- is steering clear of colds and the flu. ...

Is Your Home Making Your Kids Sick?

GalTime | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Most people believe that allergies really aren't a concern in the winter months, because there is no pollen in the air. While that may be true, there are still plenty of triggers in your home that can bring on allergies or an asthma attack.

10 Natural Ways To Avoid The Cold And Flu

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Once you feel that telltale tickle in your throat or the first sniffle of congestion, it's too late. Symptoms for the flu rear their ugly head about a...

The 6 People Giving You A Cold

Posted 12.27.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer Acosta Scott Cold and flu germs are so widespread because they have an amazing ability to travel. In fact, a sick person coughing or sn...

Why Do I Need To Drink Fluids When I'm Sick?

Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living

By Our bodies are made up primarily of water, which is vital to pretty much every system we have -- digestive, circulatory, you name ...

11 Of The Best Apps To Fight Colds And Flu

Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Worried about the sniffles or a cough? Here are 11 high-tech ways to stay healthy this season.

6 Easy Ways To Make Everyone Around You Sick

Posted 12.13.2012 | Healthy Living

By Erin Hicks Feel the sniffles coming on? The cold and flu season is upon us, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates th...

8 Daily Activities That Can Make You Sick

Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Vann, M.P.H. Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D. You can catch a cold any time of year, but winter is the most active period f...

Sarah Klein

Are You Too Sick To Go To Work? | Sarah Klein | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living

In today's workplaces, a day off is a true luxury. With mile-long to-do lists and a frighteningly-high number of un- or under-employed hopefuls ready ...

QUIZ: Is It A Cold, The Flu Or Allergies?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living

Late February doesn't seem like it should be prime flu season, with spring just a few weeks away, but the 2011/2012 flu season has just now officially...

WATCH: Surviving Cold And Flu Season

Posted 01.25.2012 | Fifty

When you're buried under tissues suffering from a cold or the flu, you may feel like nothing will help you feel better. Luckily, "The Doctors" has com...

4 Secrets To Never Getting Sick

Posted 12.25.2011 | Healthy Living

By Jeannette Moninger for Health magazine Ever wonder why you always seem to come down with a life-interrupting virus this time of year, while othe...

Is It A Cold? The Flu? Allergies? What Your Symptoms Mean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With flu season in full swing, it's important to know what ails you (so you can help stop the spread by staying home). But how do you really know if y...