Although Tamiflu can reduce the flu by roughly 1 to 2 days, the flu vaccine is still the best option for fighting flu. A doctor answers your questions about Tamiflu.
With holiday parties, shopping and family get-togethers, the last thing we want is to get sick. Unfortunately, the holidays are a prime time to fall ill.
Germs are found in all kinds of places, and not all germs are bad. What are the germs to avoid and where do they hide?
Mom. We love you. And we know you care a lot about our well-being. That’s why we talked to some medical experts about your health advice — just to be sure we’re all on the same page. Special thanks to Michael Rabovsky, MD, for his insight on these matters.
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“Any time you have a large group of kids, you’ll have germs,” says Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatrician Amy Sniderman, MD. Even at the cleanest day-care centers, kids inevitably put dirty hands and toys in their mouth, rub their eyes or otherwise pick up any number of “day-care diseases.” According to Dr. Sniderman, the most common are: … Read More
Most of us know the discomfort and annoyance of a sinus infection. Especially when they linger on. But few people realize that there are rare cases when untreated sinus infections can turn serious. Virus or bacteria? The first thing to realize is that all sinus infections are not the same. A sinus infection, a.k.a. sinusitis, … Read More
When they have a cold, kids may sniffle or mope and miss a day or two of school. But on very rare occasions, a new study says colds in children may pose a more serious threat: an increased risk of stroke. Study looks at links between infection and stroke In general, childhood stroke is very … Read More
For relief from nasal congestion, some people swear by their neti pot. If you haven’t seen one, it looks like a small teapot. You fill it with fluid, then put the spout into each nostril to clean out your nasal passages. They’re often used to relieve sinus pressure and congestion from allergies and colds. Also, … Read More
Good ol’ Grandma. The sound of her kindly voice alone could make you feel better when you were sick. But not all of Grandma’s old-time remedies — health hacks, if you will — stand up to close scientific scrutiny. In fact, some are downright silly. Let’s have a look at Grandma’s medicine chest and see … Read More