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Cold and Flu Season

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sneezing

Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Cold and flu season may be winding down, but sneezing -- with allergies surely on the way -- is here to stay. We all do it, though some of us are more...

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.

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. ...

Immunity-Boosting Breakfasts To Help You Survive Cold And Flu Season

Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

You may be lucky enough to be sniffle-free so far, but cold and flu season is upon us. Just over 2 percent of Americans have had the flu so far this s...

Is Your Home Making Your Kids Sick?

GalTime | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
GalTime

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.

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...

An App That Lets You Track Down Who Got You Sick

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Flu sufferers can now collect more information about the origins of their germs, thanks to a new Facebook app. "Help, I have the Flu" may not be ab...

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

Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living

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

Steer Clear Of The Cold: How To Boost Your Immune System While Traveling

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Sniffling and sneezing can put a damper on Thanksgiving festivities. After all, you want to be able to taste your holiday meal! Give your immune system an extra boost with the following.

Sarah Klein

Are You Too Sick To Go To Work?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

It's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week!

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

We are entering cold and flu season, and it's natural to want to do everything possible to keep our families healthy. So it's understandable that many people want their doctors to give them antibiotics. After all, they have an infection and antibiotics treat infections, right?

How to Not Get Sick

Chloe Spencer | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Chloe Spencer

Everyone seems to be getting sick right now! In fact, it is very common to get sick during the transition between seasons. So while summer's currently turning into fall, which I'm very relieved to say after all this miserable heat, you should be taking extra precautions to protect your health.

How To Not To Be 'That Guy' This New Year's Eve

Posted 12.30.2011 | Black Voices

You've made it through last-minute shopping, Christmas dinner with the in-laws and bottomless glasses of eggnog so far, but that doesn't mean you're f...

Herbal Teas for the Common Cold

Tamika Sayles | Posted 01.28.2012 | Black Voices
Tamika Sayles

Judging by the amount of coughs and tissue boxes floating around the office, it's that time again. The cold season is here. While cold medication is the obvious choice when treating the common cold, herbal tea is another healthy alternate.

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 ...