If you’re not feeling good, is it safe to get a flu shot? An expert shares tips on when you should reschedule your appointment, and if there are risks you should know.
Have you been under the impression that elderberry is a surefire way to knock out colds and the flu? Learn what the latest research has to say about elderberry extract products.
People with egg allergies were once advised to avoid the flu vaccine. Today, anyone with an egg allergy can a flu shot, but there are exceptions. Learn more, including which rare reaction does rule out the flu vaccine.
What will this flu season be like with COVID-19 also in mix? An infectious disease specialist shares what we know so far and steps you can take to protect yourself and others
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When the pandemic descended, we all tried our best to fend off COVID-19 by adopting precautions like masking, increased hand-washing and we mostly kept the common cold at bay, too. Now, though, colds and other sniffles are on the rise again.
The flu isn’t just in schools — it’s also spread in other places in our communities. A pediatric infectious disease specialist explains why kids should still get flu shots this year.
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.
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’re pregnant, your body can’t handle the flu. Discover why flu vaccine protects both mom and baby, and makes for a healthier pregnancy overall.
They complain in advance (if you tell them)! You have to bribe them. And they cry. But does that mean you should just get your kids the nasal flu vaccine instead of the shot? Frank Esper, MD, explains why this isn’t the best strategy to protect them this flu season.