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Cold Prevention

Here's How to Prevent a Cold, Says Science

Allure | Posted 10.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Soap and water removes dirt and bacteria, while hand-sanitizing gels or wipes kill viruses. Wash your hands as needed throughout the day and before eating, and keep sanitizer at the ready for disinfecting.

Sorry, Your Vitamin C Megadose Is Basically Useless

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living

It’s Fall which means flu season and a germy free-for-all — but we’re on it! Here's our guide to staying healthy 'til Spring: Schools are back i...

Did the Cold Cause My Cold?

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

As an infectious disease doctor, I felt a little embarrassed that I didn't know the definitive answer to this simple question. Especially since I repeatedly rebuke my teenage children for not taking a jacket to school or wearing socks and a sweater at home.

Cold Prevention And Treatment: What Really Works?

Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living

A new review of studies helps weed out what works -- and what doesn't -- when it comes to preventing and treating the common cold. What does seem ...

10 Ways To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Levine for Men's Health If you don't fast-forward commercials, you've seen this one from Zicam: A pretty woman daintily sneezes into her...

WATCH: Dr. Travis Stork: 'Nobody Ever Taught Me How To Wash Germs From My Hands'

Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Travis Stork, M.D., emergency medicine physician and host of TV's "The Doctors", recently tweeted that before he became a doctor he used to get colds ...

Secrets Of People Who Never Get Sick

Posted 01.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Alicia Potter They survive cold season without a sniffle. They fly in germ-packed airplanes unscathed. And they somehow avoid stomach bugs that ...

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...

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...

The Best Way To Fight A Cold

Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living

By Joe Donatelli for If you smell onions in someone’s socks over the next few weeks, do not be alarmed. That person is probably just fi...

Infection Protection: 10 Fun Ways To Boost Immunity

Lisa Turner | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

We understand that colds and flu are caused by viruses -- but we're still no closer to a cure. The only defense is a good offense. But who says it has to be a drag?

Could a Vitamin D Supplement a Day Keep the Colds Away?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

At this point, if you are someone who is interested in supplements and vitamins, you might be getting tired of hearing about all the extensive virtues of vitamin D.

How To Stay Sniffle-Free For Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.10.2012 | Healthy Living

Every year, we sniffle our way through an estimated 62 million cases of the common cold, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...

The ABCs Of Cold And Flu Prevention | Posted 11.26.2011 | Fifty

The evidence for hands as a major route for transmitting infection is so strong that scientists at the London School of Hygiene recommend greeting fri...

How To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks (PHOTOS) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A tickle in your throat. A cloudy head. An achy body. Yep, you're coming down with something. Again. The average adult gets three colds per year, each...

A Good Night's Sleep Can Prevent The Common Cold, Research Shows

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As flu season rears its ugly head once again, many people are stocking up their medicine cabinets and popping vitamin C with hopes of avoiding the com...