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Flu Season

The Germaphobe and the Achoo Factor

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

And, just as it's nice to have a stationery wardrobe, it's nice to have an assortment of hankies. Men can choose plain cotton or linen ones, while women may prefer flowered, patterned, or lacy ones. For the height of elegance, have your handkerchiefs monogrammed.

Having Sick Kids Would Be Fun If...

Amy Nielson | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Amy Nielson

As I sat there today, surrounded by these lovable disease carriers of mine, I couldn't help but think there had to be a better way to be sick. The following are some of the ideas I came up with.

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

9 Steps To A Healthful Cold Weather Season For Your Children

Dean C. Mitchell, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean C. Mitchell, M.D.

As an immunologist, come winter, I see a lot of children with viral infections, most often caused by respiratory viruses that affect the nose and throat -- and a lot of parents unhappy with the missed school days! But, there are key steps that parents can take to both prevent viral infections in the first place and, should your child come down with one, to aid in a much quicker recovery.

A Pediatrician's Advice for Flu Season

Scott Benner | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Scott Benner

Flu season has arrived and the sad fact is that no matter how hard you try, sometimes you just can't avoid getting the flu.

Feds Are Pushing Tamiflu & Other Antivirals During Nasty Flu Season

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of a worrisome flu season, health officials are pushing doctors to prescribe antiviral medicines more often. ...

Health Officials Fear This Flu Season Will Be An Unusually Nasty One

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu is now widespread in all but seven states, and hospitalization rates match the dismal season two years ago. While health off...

U.S. Flu Numbers Reach Epidemic Level

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living

Flu season is in full swing in the United States, and the proportion of deaths related to flu infections have reached epidemic threshold, according to...

Uh Oh, It's Flu Season! What You Need to Know About Flu Vaccination

Marki Flannery | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Influenza is a serious infection that can lead to hospitalization and even death in some individuals. Just because you are young and healthy doesn't mean that the flu can't cause you to become very sick or spread your illness to others.

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.

Is Your Office Making a Bad Flu Season Worse?

Frank Chalupa | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

By implementing one or more of these practices, businesses of all sizes can take a proactive approach to flu prevention, maximizing productivity and boosting employee morale.

7 Cold And Flu Myths That Need To End Right Now

Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Now that fall is in full swing, cold and flu season is also upon us. And with this rise of sniffling and coughing come some truly inventive theories a...

White House Halts Funding On Risky Flu Studies

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The White House has temporarily stopped funding new research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists ...

6 Things You Should Never Touch At Work During Flu Season

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Hack! Sneeze! Cough! Cough again! Gaaaaaacck. It’s that time of year again, when cold, flu, and stomach bugs see...

Ouchless Flu in 2014-2015: Nasal Flu Spray Recommended For Young Children

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

It's flu "shot" season, but thankfully, not every vaccine hurts going in. If the thought of needles deters you from getting the vaccine for your child or your family, Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV), a nasal spray, is a great option for those age 2 to 49 years old.

The Best Time To Get The Flu Vaccine If You Really Don't Want To Get Sick

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living

It's not even technically fall yet, and everywhere we look there's another pharmacy offering the flu vaccine. Maybe we're in a bit of denial that s...

Judith Light Is Taking the Flu Very Seriously

Joshua Estrin | Posted 11.15.2014 | Fifty
Joshua Estrin

I exercise nearly every day. I really try and take care of myself. I am constantly on the go. I owe a lot to my makeup person and dresser, who always make me look my best.

Diary of a Flu Victim

Stephanie Lessing | Posted 05.19.2014 | Comedy
Stephanie Lessing

I'm gonna need more Advil, Dayquil, Nyquil, and Mucinex, and Windex to clean the mucous off my hands. And can someone please get this vile-tasting water away from me? It smells like Trenton.

This Year's Flu Season Is Hitting Young Adults Hard

Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living

By Morgan Jones Many young to middle-aged adults might brush off flu season as no big concern for them. But this season, the flu has hit the yo...

Flu Season Hits Mexico With Death Toll Over 300 In 2014

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.06.2014 | Latino Voices

There have been 314 confirmed deaths in Mexico from influenza during the first month of 2014, according to the Health Secretariat in the country, and ...

It's Official: 'We're In The Thick Of Flu Season'

AP | Posted 01.10.2014 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA (AP) — Flu season is ramping up, with illness widespread in at least 35 states. That's up from 25 in the previous week. A flu expert with t...

An Experienced Mom's Tricks For Surviving Stomach Flu Season

Julie Cole | Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents
Julie Cole

Some people beam when their kids get a gold medal in a sport or win a spelling bee. My pride comes from knowing that I had 19 rounds of vomit in our house and every single kid hit a toilet or bucket every single time.

How Technology Can Fight the Flu

Mark Headd | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Mark Headd

Whether the 2013-14 flu season will be as severe as the previous year remains to be seen. What we do know is that civic app developers in cities across the country will be better equipped than before the help mitigate the problem by leveraging a new standard for data on flu shot locations.

5 Strategies to Minimize (Or Better Yet, Avoid) Cold and Flu Season

JJ Virgin | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Along with colder weather, the cold and flu season has arrived, but you needn't succumb. I've developed an arsenal of tactics to reduce symptoms and recover faster -- and if you're lucky, bypass it altogether -- so a simple sneeze doesn't derail your weekend plans.

Flu Is Off To A Normal Start This Year, Health Officials Say

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 12.13.2013 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say the flu season seems to be getting off to more normal start this year. Reports of the flu have been increasing,...