Get Your Cold, Flu Symptoms Checked Out While You’re Shopping

A new option that offers a face-to-face teleconference visit with a doctor is popping up in neighborhood drugstores and grocery stores. These telemedicine healthcare kiosks are a budget-friendly alternative to the walk-in clinics run by drugstore pharmacies. “Telemedicine kiosks are currently being used to diagnose and treat simple, acute illnesses, such as colds and flu, … Read More

How to Tell If Your Sore Throat Needs a Doc Visit

Sore throats are not only painful — they’re one of the most common reasons people visit their doctors and take sick days. Sometimes, you can take care of a sore throat at home, but it’s also important to know when you or your child needs to see a doctor. Strep throat vs. sore throat: What’s … Read More

5 Top Flu Vaccine Myths

It’s flu season — time to get your flu shot if you haven’t already. “Getting vaccinated against influenza every year is a proactive way for an individual to maintain their own health and the health of their family.  Influenza vaccine is safe and the best way to prevent the flu,” says infectious disease physician Thomas … Read More

Thyroid & Diet, Aging Hair Tips, No-Abuse Painkiller, Cold vs. Flu

Be Well eNews brings you expert tips on diet and nutrition, essential health news, medical mythbusters and more. Enjoy our latest issue. Thyroid issues? What you need to know about diet and supplements Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can’t be managed by diet alone. But some foods and supplements can cause trouble. Discover which ones to avoid. … Read More

Vaccines That Save Lives Around the World (Infographic)

For hundreds of years, man has been fighting disease. Since the beginning of vaccination programs in the 20th century, millions of lives have been saved. Simply put, not being vaccinated can be a matter of life and death. This infographic shows statistics on the number of cases for some of the major diseases prior to … Read More

Flu Shot for Babies, Boomers and Beyond (Infographic)

If you haven’t gotten a flu shot, it’s not too late. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu season typically peaks in January or February (though flu activity can last as long as late May). Experts say that most of us should receive the flu vaccine, beginning as early as 6 months of … Read More

Why You Need a Flu Shot (Video)

If you haven’t gotten a flu shot, now is the time to start taking steps to cut down your chances of getting sick. Susan Rehm, MD, a doctor who treats infectious diseases at Cleveland Clinic, says that the flu is nothing to sneeze at. “Every year, up to 200,000 people are hospitalized with the flu and … Read More