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Flu Symptoms

Why Do We Lose Our Appetite When We're Sick?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

Why You Need a Flu Shot

A. Marc Gillinov, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
A. Marc Gillinov, M.D.

When you get vaccinated, you protect both yourself and the people around you. If you don't get the flu, you can't "gift" it to your family and friends.

6 Signs It's More Than A Cold

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer Acosta Scott Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, M.D., MPH When you're under the weather, it can be tempting to skip going to the doct...

Amanda L. Chan

LOOK: The Life Cycle Of The Flu

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living

While flu season in the U.S. is typically at its worst in January and February, the beginnings of the virus typically start to appear as early as Octo...

Study Suggests Twitter Could Be Useful In Tracking Outbreaks

The Huffington Post | Lily Avnet | Posted 01.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Talk about going viral. New research from Brigham Young University suggests that Twitter might actually aid health officials in locating potentiall...

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...

Aaron Sankin

San Francisco And The Flu

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.13.2013 | San Francisco

As an especially severe flu epidemic sweeps the United States, with nearly 4,000 hospitalized since the beginning of October, people in the Bay Area a...

How To Know You Have The Flu -- And When It's Time To See The Doctor

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 01.11.2013 | Healthy Living

With news spreading that this year's flu virus may be more severe than in years past, it's understandable to feel some anxiety. In fact, the CDC is r...

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 ...

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.

QUIZ: Is It A Cold, The Flu Or Allergies?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living

Late February doesn't seem like it should be prime flu season, with spring just a few weeks away, but the 2011/2012 flu season has just now officially...

Could This Be The Key To Not Getting Sick From The Flu?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living

You know those enviable people who seem like they never, ever get the flu? Even though they're exposed to the virus, they just don't get sick from it....

Several Hundred Air Force Cadets Flying Low After Virus Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.25.2011 | Denver

The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs reported Tuesday that approximately 240 cadets there have come down with the flu. "The health and safety ...

Is It A Cold? The Flu? Allergies? What Your Symptoms Mean

Health.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With flu season in full swing, it's important to know what ails you (so you can help stop the spread by staying home). But how do you really know if...

UK's Flu Outbreak Could Spread

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LONDON — European health officials are warning that the swine flu outbreak that appears to be spiking in Britain could soon spread to the rest of th...

The Wisdom of Symptoms: Respecting the Body's Intelligence

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

The challenge to physicians, healers, and patients is to determine when to help aid the inner wisdom of the body and when to intervene to make certain that the body does not harm itself.

Swine Flu Survival Kit: Consumer Reports Guidlines

news.prnewswire.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As the U.S. prepares for a possible second wave of H1N1 or swine flu, as well as for the annual scourge of seasonal flu and colds, a new report from C...

Don't Self-Diagnose Colds And Flus

Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rock Positano

"Runny nose, sore throat, sneezing and a low grade fever are the typical symptoms of a common cold", says Dr. Steven Magid, associate professor of med...

The Flu That's Swept The Nation: Symptoms, Vaccines And Relief

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Thanks to a particularly virulent strain of the flu, this year's flu season has been one of the worst doctors can remember. Packed emergency rooms, e...