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Flu Season

Super Bowl and the Flu: Going Viral!

Annie Negrin MD | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Annie Negrin MD

So what's a proud NFL fan do to prevent being a flu statistic? The same as the losing team fans should do! Common sense should prevail:

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 develo...

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 ...

'Thanks For The Flu!', To The Following Terrible People

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.07.2016 | Comedy

Every year, medical experts give us the same strategies for carefully navigating cold and flu season. And every year, millions of people completely di...

6 Ways To Fight The Flu You Probably Overlooked

Dr. Mehmet Oz | Pam Masin | Posted 01.07.2016 | OWN

If you could avoid the misery of the flu -- the fever, the aches, the knives in your throat -- wouldn't you? Wouldn't anyone? Yet most of us ...

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-blowin...

5 Ways To Stop A Nagging Cough | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.24.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Holiday shopping. Holiday parties. Airplanes. It seems like wherever you go this time of year, you’re bound to find someone...

Here's When Flu Season Will Peak This Year

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living

This flu season will likely peak in February and could be a mild one, according to a new model that aims to forecast the flu in the United States thi...

The Flu Is Late This Year And That's A Good Thing

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living

It may be late fall, but there's not much flu going around in the United States so far this season, according to a new report from the Centers for Di...

Yes, You Can Catch The Flu From Your Makeup

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 12.07.2015 | Style

Whenever one of your girlfriends asks to borrow your red lipstick or liquid eyeliner, we wouldn't blame you if gave them the side-eye as if they've lo...

14 Foods For A Strong Immune System | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 12.03.2015 | OWN

The Key Players in Immunity Being deficient in any of the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals below can weaken your immune system, making it harder to ...

Do You Really Need To Get a Flu Shot?

Thrillist | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

These PSAs make it seem like getting a flu shot is easy and obvious, but every year, the majority of American adults choose NOT to make that long, difficult trek to the pharmacy on the corner. So should you? We won't tell you what to do, but we'll help you think through it.

11 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot This Year

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Tragedies like this illustrate how important it is for everyone to take the one simple step that can prevent serious illness and even death: get a flu shot every year. In addition to protecting yourself, getting vaccinated against the flu helps protect your loved ones, coworkers, and others who cross your path.

Uber's Offering Something Better Than Rides This Thursday

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.17.2015 | Technology

Good news: If you're too busy to make it to your doctor for a flu shot this year, the world's favorite ride-sharing service will bring one to you and ...

81 Thoughts You Have When Someone Shows Up To Work Sick

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 11.16.2015 | Comedy

1. Did I just hear a sniffle? I think I just heard a sniffle. 2. Oh, it stopped. Okay. Good.  3. Ahh, peace and quiet.  4. Back to that repo...

If You Think You're Getting A Cold -- You're Probably Right

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.16.2015 | Science

When it comes to cold season, you may know yourself better than any doctor could.  It turns out that people who rate themselves as less healthy ...

Yes, Mucus Is Gross, But It Helps Keep You Healthy. Here's How.

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Winter is coming, and for many of us that means snowfall, comfy sweaters and, unfortunately, runny noses. But before you curse the reason for ...

Here's How to Prevent a Cold, Says Science

Allure | Posted 11.17.2015 | 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.

What You Need to Know About This Year's Flu Season

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

The best way to prevent the flu this season is to get vaccinated. It is also important to practice good hygiene which can also aid in protecting you against the flu.

Flu Season Tweet Chat With Dr. Richard Besser

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Dr. Richard Besser, Chief Health and Medical Editor at ABC gets his flu shot. Photo property of Dr. Besser -- used with permission. Now that the a...

Flu Shots as a Corporate Wellness Strategy

Alan Kohll | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

As flu season quickly approaches, it's important to consider your business's role. Not only do corporate flu shots and employee wellness complement one another, but a flu shot clinic can be an absolute asset to any corporate wellness program.

The Flu Shot: It's Not Just for Kids

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

So, how do we know the new shot will protect against the year's new strains? Every year, a panel of experts uses surveillance information to predict the dominant strains in the upcoming flu season. This process has been very successful, with the flu shot matching the dominant strain almost every season since 1995 (

There's No Good Reason Not To Get A Flu Vaccine Today

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

The official start of flu season -- yes, there is a day -- kicked off Thursday, with health officials imploring all Americans over six months of...

10 Ways to Prepare Your Office for Flu Season

Alan Kohll | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

Preparing your office for flu season is essential in maintaining a healthy workforce throughout the fall. It's estimated that 5-20% of the population gets the flu every year, leading to 111 million workdays lost to influenza.

Adjusted Flu Vaccine Options Available to Seniors This Year

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.07.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you haven't yet received any pneumococcal vaccine you should get the Prevnar 13 first, followed by Pneumovax 23 six to 12 months later. But if you've already been vaccinated with Pneumovax 23, wait at least one year before getting the Prevnar 13.