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Flu Prevention

Poorer Neighborhoods Suffer More During Flu Season

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living

Flu season can be a miserable slog no matter where you stand on the socioeconomic scale, but a new report shows that the virus hits poorer neighborhoo...

5 Facts You Need to Know to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Laura E. Scott | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura E. Scott

While nobody wants to get sick, many people do not take the simple step of getting an annual flu vaccination -- the best preventative measure available to help protect against this potentially deadly disease.

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 ...

Caring For Someone With The Flu? How To Stay Healthy

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

General wisdom tells us to steer clear of the walking sick, especially given the severity of this year's flu season. But when that sniffling, cough...

8 Things We Think Prevent The Flu (That Don't Really Work)

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.18.2013 | Healthy Living

You're right to want to do whatever's in your power to stay flu-free this season, especially given the severity of this year's outbreak. But before...

Soccer Club Gives High-Fives The Boot To Prevent Flu

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York

The Manhattan Soccer Club has a new goal: keeping players flu-free by urging them to avoid high-fives and fist bumps. In an email to parents, the y...

9 Natural Ways to Prevent the Flu This Winter

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate With the holiday spirit come and gone and 2013 already entering its third wee...

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...

What Can Older People Do To Prevent Catching The Flu?

Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty

In a flu season that is expected to be the worst in a decade, the 39.6 million Americans aged 65 years or older are among some of its most-likely vict...

5 Things Parents Must Do About The Flu

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

What parents need to remember about hand sanitizers.

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...

5 Surprising Winter Health Tips

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger, Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH, supplement and natural medicine expert Here are my favorite tips for staying physically, mentally, and emo...

10,000 Watchdogs Stand Guard Against the Flu

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

A free website and mobile app -- called Flu Near You -- helps people find nearby places to get a flu shot, enrolls people to act as flu watchdogs, and allows them to track flu activity in their neighborhood so they can protect their loved ones.

The 7 Best Natural Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH, natural health expert It is really incredible and sad to think that the flu causes around 36,000 deaths and ...

Is Your Immune System Prejudiced?

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

It's been known for some time that our heightened vigilance can trigger a biological response as well. We're heading into flu season now, so we're primed to be circumspect, and this in turn puts the body's disease-fighting cells on high alert. But does it also work the other way around?

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...

Flu In The 21st Century

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Flights grounded, business interrupted. Millions of people dead. While this may sound like a nightmare scripted by Hollywood, these events have actually happened -- and may again as a result of a flu pandemic.

5 Supplements That Could Help Ward Off The Flu

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leo Galland, M.D.

While there is no guarantee that any product--drug, vitamin or supplement--will prevent the flu, there is a lot of very interesting research on how dietary supplements could help.