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Cold and Flu
Cold and Flu
11 Silent Signs of Mono You Shouldn’t Ignore
The virus responsible for infectious mononucleosis (commonly known as mono) affects about 90 percent of the...
Avoid a Summer Cold: 6 Tricks to Stay Healthy
Summer colds last longer, and often feel make you feel worse than the colds you...
12 Flu “Myths” That Are Actually True
The flu can survive longer on door handles than you realize, sneeze droplets can fly,...
15 Flu Myths Doctors Wish You’d Stop Believing
There is a lot of superstition and nonsense surrounding the flu virus and vaccines, say...
10 Things You Need to Clean After the Flu
The flu virus can last on surfaces far longer than you might expect—here's what...
11 Things You Should Do at the First Sign of Flu
How you take care of yourself when flu symptoms start can make a difference in...
10 Signs Your Flu Might Be Deadly
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 80,000 people died from the flu in...
Where Does the Flu “Go” When It’s Not Flu Season?
When flu season is looming, experts recommend a flu shot—but why does a virus...
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...
10 Natural Flu Remedies Besides Chicken Noodle Soup
Flu season can knock anyone out of commission. Using these natural and home remedies may...
9 Ways to Prepare for the Worst Flu Month of the Year
Make sure you follow smart flu-prevention strategies during flu season. They'll keep you from catching—...
14 Feel-Better Foods to Eat When You Have a Cold
Do you know which foods amp up your protection against colds and flu the most?...
7 Times You May Think You Have the Flu—but Don’t
When those nasty symptoms set in, they might signal the flu—or something else entirely....
There’s More Than One Flu Shot: Which Should You Get?
You know you should get a flu shot, but do you know what kind? Yep—...
How to Get Rid of a Cold Fast—13 Dos and Don’ts
While there's still no real way to cure a cold, there are some things you...
13 Foods Doctors Eat When They Have a Cold
When illness strikes, this get-better menu is what the pros on the front lines of...
13 Household Items That Up Your Risk for Cold and Flu
You may worry about catching a cold on an airplane or in an elevator full...
Why This Antiviral Flu Drug May Be a Game Changer
For this year's flu season, there are four drugs that are FDA-approved for treating people...
10 Reasons It’s Time to Take the Flu More Seriously
Luckily, reducing your risk of influenza infection and serious flu-related complications is as easy as...
7 Things Doctors and Nurses Do to Stop a Cold in Its Tracks
Feeling the telltale signs of a cold coming on? Make like a medical pro and...
5 Foods to Eat When You Have the Flu—And One You Should Avoid
Learn the best foods to fight, treat, and beat a cold or the flu.
17 Natural Cold Remedies That Really Work
Turn your kitchen cabinet into a medicine cabinet with these natural cold remedies, featuring herbs,...
50 Ways to Avoid Catching a Cold This Season
Although getting sick as winter approaches seems inevitable, there are actually lots of things you...
8 Habits Doctors Use to Avoid Colds and Flu
During the winter, doctors see patient after patient with cold and flu symptoms—and gobs...
The 13 Worst Places in America for Flu in 2018
While predicting where the flu will strike is tricky business, experts tend to look to...
My “Flu” Symptoms Almost Led to Heart Failure
For Jenny DeVoe, the fever, body aches, and nausea were symptoms of a life-threatening condition....
8 Things You Do That Might Be Messing Up Your Flu Shot
Read this before you roll up your sleeve.
14 Surprising Things You Shouldn’t Do if You Have the Flu
Unlike the common cold—which, although miserable, usually doesn't hurt anyone—influenza can be serious...
19 Secrets to Steal from People Who Never Get Sick
In the fall and winter, you may become more vulnerable to colds, flu, and other...
10 Natural Cough Remedies That Are Worth Trying
Got a nagging cough? Before you reach for a drugstore suppressant, try one of these...
15 Surprising Ways to Prevent Colds and Flu
Find out all the unexpected tips and tricks you need to know to reduce your risk of getting sick.
The Truth Behind This Year’s Record-Breaking Flu Season
This year's flu season is still hitting Americans hard—here's why.