Cold and Flu

Do you have a cold, flu or something in between? Learn about flu and cold symptoms, medicine and remedies to get back in top shape in no time.

15 Flu Memes to Make You Laugh When You Want to Cry

Laughter won’t cure your flu, but it will help you see the humor in our shared human misery and remind you that things will get better. We’ve rounded up some flu memes to make you laugh—but not too hard. We’d hate to trigger a coughing jag!

Influenza A vs. Influenza B: Which Flu Virus Is Worse?

Here's what you need to know about the similarities and differences between influenza A and B.

If Your Cold Lingers, Here Are 13 Things It Could Mean

If your cold symptoms won’t quit, you may have something else. Doctors explain what it could mean if you’ve got...

My “Flu” Symptoms Almost Led to Heart Failure

For Jenny DeVoe, the fever, body aches, and nausea were symptoms of a life-threatening condition. Find out about this disorder...

10 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch the Flu, According to Infectious Disease Experts

As the festive holiday season approaches, bringing gatherings and increased social interactions, learn how to navigate these times while maintaining...

Fall & winter virus season is here! It’s time to schedule your vaccine appointments

You might have already started checking off your fall to-do list - whether that’s getting a pumpkin spice latte or...

The FDA Is Clamping Down on at Least 6 Major Cold & Allergy Medicines—Doctors Share 8 Solutions

Just as virus and fall allergy season moves in, the aisle you visit for relief could look different. Medical...

Ice-T Opens Up About His Health, the Drink He Gave Up for Good, and His Unexpected Deal with Dr. Dre

The beloved tough guy on stage and screen shares how, in 23 seasons of starring on Law & Order: SVU, he's never...

11 Natural Cough Suppressants You Might Already Have at Home

Whether it's a dry cough, a burning cough, or whatever's got you down, licensed healthcare clinicians helped us round up...

What Is Avian Influenza and Can People Get It?

The short answer is that humans are very unlikely to contract the bird flu. Here's what you need to know.

Here’s How Many Americans Have Had the Flu So Far This Year, the CDC Says

Flu infection rates in 2022 from an insider with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Red Cross Says Doing This Is Essential After Your Flu Shot & Covid Booster

Got your flu and Covid shots for the season? Great, say national health officials. You're one of the best...

When Is Flu Season 2023-2024, and How Intense Will It Be? Virus Experts Share Essential Flu Insights...

Will flu season 2023-2024 be a bad one? Here's what infectious disease doctors want us all to...

How to Get a Flu Shot at Harris Teeter

Almost one-third of flu vaccines are given in retail settings such as pharmacies. Harris Teeter is one of them.

12 Must-Have Items to Buy for a Flu Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing, but what about flu? Here's what you should buy to be prepared for future...

How to Get a Flu Shot at Kroger

Need a flu vaccine? Kroger stores are offering shots in more than 2,000 locations in 37 states. Here's how to...

How to Get a Flu Shot at Publix

It's not just flu season right now. It's also flu shot season. Find out why you need a...

Where Can I Get a Flu Shot? How to Find One Near You

Your best protection against the flu any year and especially this year is getting vaccinated. Find out where you can...

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How to Get a Flu Shot at Walmart

Walmart is just one of many retailers offering flu vaccines this year. Find out how to get yours, including when...

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9 Best Products to Help Get Rid of a Cold Sore

Dermatologists reveal their tips on how to get rid of cold sores using nine over-the-counter products you can buy...

Can Zinc Protect You From Coronavirus and Colds?

Learn how taking the mineral zinc may help shorten the common cold and speed up your recovery time, according...

Health Alert: Hand Sanitizer Lasts Hours Less Than You Thought It Did

The germ-killing standby might not be as effective as you thought

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Is It Too Late to Get a Flu Shot?

Haven't had time to get a flu shot? It might not be too late.

Should You Take Zinc for a Cold?

Here's what you need to know about using zinc to soothe your sniffles.

9 Things You Can Do to Make a Cold Less Miserable

Sometimes a bad cold stops you in your tracks but there's no reason why you have to feel miserable. Here's...

Natural Cold Remedies: What Works, What Doesn’t

The physicians of the TV show The Doctors explain the best (and worst) ways to fight your cold naturally.

Chicken Soup: The Home Remedy for Colds That Doctors Love

Learn about the medicinal properties in chicken soup that could help fight respiratory viruses

Should I Still Work Out if I’m Sick?

Exercise is great for your health...until it isn't.

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I Was Only 23 When I Almost Died of the Flu

Jen Ludwin was 23 when she first came down with the flu. She wasn't too concerned about it, until it...

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A Hypochondriac’s Guide of What Not to Do During Flu Season

It's important to learn the best tips for keeping healthy and avoiding the flu.

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How to Flu-Proof Your Home This Season

Keep your family healthy this season with these simple steps.