Washing your hands often and well is an important step in preventing flu and other illnesses. But the way your dry your hands can unintentionally spread bacteria.
Walking pneumonia, pneumonia’s milder cousin, is an infection that often spreads in schools, colleges and nursing homes. Understand how it differs from regular pneumonia.
When you were a kid, did your mom make chicken soup whenever you got sick? Tap or click to find out whether or not this beloved home remedy is truly a cold-and-flu fighter.
For many hallowed home remedies, there’s no scientific research to prove they do anything more than distract your mind from how you’re feeling.
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You’re feeling cruddy, and you don’t want other people to share your misery. To avoid spreading a cold, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, Strep throat or stomach virus, follow these guidelines for healthy adults.
You feel a bad cold coming on. Should you spring for an over-the-counter product that boosts your vitamin C or zinc levels? Get The Short Answer from a family medicine physician.
The foods you eat have a great impact on your body, especially your immune system. Find out what to eat (and what to avoid) to boost your body’s ability to protect itself.
Trying to decide if you have a cold or a sinus infection can be tricky. While many symptoms overlap, there are ways to tell the difference. Consider these questions.
Medications. Colds. Cancer treatments. There are lots of things that can make you feel like you’re tasting old pennies or car exhaust. Read our infographic to see if any ring true for you.
You’re not feeling well. You’re exhausted, coughing and have a stuffy nose. How do you know if it’s the flu or merely a cold? Here’s how to tell the difference.