Flu season begins in earnest in November. So that means that it’s best to make sure you and your family get your flu vaccines by the end of October — or as soon as the flu shot is available, a new report says.
Nasal mucus alone isn’t typically used to diagnose disease, but it can be a helpful tool to determine what’s happening in your nasal passages. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the things the various possible shades of snot might mean for your health.
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.
If you have an aversion to needles, you may like to get your flu vaccine as a nasal spray. But medical experts are advising against getting this kind of vaccine for the flu this year.
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Most epidemics begin in school-aged children. Keeping kids up-to-date on vaccinations is one of the easiest ways to prevent three serious illnesses. You’ll protect not only your child, but also your family and your community.
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. Find out what to watch for.
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.
Whether you’re sick with the flu or just getting older, there are times when you don’t feel like eating much. Get five tips for managing diabetes when your appetite is low.
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.
Not all sore throats are equal. While allergies or a runny nose are painful, strep throat is a illness that needs a doctor’s diagnosis and treatment.