The best defense against illness is a good offense. Smart health habits can go a long way in preventing the spread of respiratory illnesses like the flu. Protect yourself and your children from getting sick by practicing these healthy habits:
Can’t remember if you starve a cold and feed a fever or vice versa? You’re not alone. Flu and cold season is upon us, and it’s important to arm yourself with an arsenal of germ-fighting tools. Get the facts on identifying cold versus flu symptoms, flu vaccines and more.<br /><a class="linktocondition" href="/condition/flucolds">Flu / Colds Guide</a>
The flu is not something to take lightly. It is a serious disease that spreads easily when someone coughs, sneezes or even just talks. Children are most likely to get the flu, and it can be especially serious when they do.
Getting an annual flu vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your family.
It's happening: The temps are dropping, the windows and doors are staying shut and the days are about to get shorter.
It's the perfect storm for viruses to hitch a ride and invade.
FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News)—More U.S. health care workers need to get their annual flu shots, a new government report shows.
THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News)—The flu-vaccination rate sagged in the United States last season, causing concern among public health officials that more Americans might wave off a flu shot this year.
FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Don't let this year's flu season catch you by surprise.
Experts say an annual flu shot is the best way to avoid the aches, fever, congestion and fatigue that flu brings—and to protect those who are at high risk for flu-related complications.
MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Parents may give their child too much or too little medicine when dispensing liquid medication, especially if they use a dosing cup, a new study reports.
THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Americans may have to do without the easier, nasal spray form of flu vaccine next flu season, a panel of experts decided Wednesday.
TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu season may not quite be over, but it's clearly winding down and will be recorded as a relatively mild one, U.S. health officials say.
I just returned from two back-to-back trips. And while I have gotten over my fear of flying (somewhat), there is still one fear that, while it doesn't stop me from flying, remains at the forefront of my mind.
It's not the fear of terrorism (although I must admit that is omnipresent these days); it's the fear of either arriving at or departing from my destination with a cold (or worse).