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

Tags: flu, flu season, flu vaccine, innovation, innovations, telemedicine

A new option for a face-to-face teleconference visit with a doctor is popping up in neighborhood stores. Find out how the healthcare kiosks work.

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How to Tell If Your Sore Throat Needs a Doc Visit

Tags: bacterial infection, flu, flu season, sore throat, strep throat, viral infection

Got an itchy, painful, red sore throat? Read about the telltale signs of strep throat and learn when it’s time to see a doctor.

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Do You Know What Viral Disease Is Truly an Imminent Threat?

Tags: ebola, flu, flu season, flu shot, flu vaccine, influenza

Imagine if an infectious disease were to strike the United States tomorrow. Caused by a virus, it can lead to serious health complications, even death. Does it sound like Ebola? Keep reading.

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5 Top Flu Vaccine Myths

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Some people won’t get flu vaccinations because of misconceptions about the vaccine or how it works. Here are five common myths about flu shots — debunked.

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How to Keep Your Kid from Getting, Spreading Enterovirus

Tags: asthma, enterovirus D68, fevers, flu, flu season, growing pains of parenting

No vaccine or other prevention is available to protect against Enterovirus D68. So it’s important to talk to your children about avoiding infection – and to take the same precautions as well.


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

Tags: aging, aneurysms, cold, diet, flu, flu season, hair, hair loss, hearing aid, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid

Cleveland Clinic's Be Well eNews gives you the latest information for your health, your life. Enjoy expert tips on diet and nutrition, essential health news, medical mythbusters and much more.

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Is It a Cold or the Flu? Know Your F.A.C.T.S. (Infographic)

Tags: colds, fevers, flu, flu season, infographic, pneumonia

You're not feeling well. You're very tired and have a cough and a stuffy nose. How do you know if it’s the flu or merely a cold?

Vaccines have prevented 2 to 3 million deaths worldwide annually. Infographic on Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic

Vaccines That Save Lives Around the World (Infographic)

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Vaccines are one of the greatest medical advances in the history of mankind. They are up there with the development of antibiotics, clean sanitation and the X-ray. Immunizations prevent sickness, disabilities and death and have eradicated some deadly diseases.

The CDC recommends that people age 6 months or older receive an annual flu vaccination. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Flu Shot for Babies, Boomers and Beyond (Infographic)

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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).

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Why You Need a Flu Shot (Video)

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Don’t let the flu wipe you out this year. Getting vaccinated is your best defense. The shot needs a couple weeks to do its job, but then you’re protected.