Which Medicines to Take for Your Cold and Flu

Searching shelves for cold and flu products is the last thing you need to do when you’re sick. Follow three steps to quickly find the right over-the-counter product for your symptoms and learn which ones won’t help.

What to Do If You Think Your Child Has Flu

Should you call the doctor about your child’s cough, sore throat and vomiting? Much depends on whether they’re at high risk of flu. Follow our experts’ tips for handling your child’s flu-like symptoms.

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Is Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

In winter or on a rainy day, an indoor pool can be just the way to get moving and to get your heart pumping. However, common chemicals in pool water that can get more concentrated indoors may make it harder on your lungs. “The main concern with indoor pools is the chlorine, which is used … Read More

What You Need to Know about Virus Sweeping the Midwest

Updated 10/10/2014 A rare virus similar to the common cold is infecting U.S. children across the Midwest and West. While the virus is rarely deadly, some children — especially those with asthma or other cardiorespiratory diseases — are at risk for developing serious problems. We talked with pediatric pulmonologist Giovanni Piedimonte, MD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute … Read More