Sinusitis, a term used to describe infection or inflammation of the sinuses, affected nearly 30 million Americans in 2011, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). READ MORE
Why Hand-Washing Really Is as Important as Doctors Say
A microbiologist explains why this simple, low-tech step may be your best protection.
Why Hand-Washing Beats Hand Sanitizers
Proper hand-washing with soap and water is one of the best ways to protect yourself during the cold and flu season.
5 Places Germs Are Hiding in Plain Sight
You may take precautions about germs in the bathroom and at the gym, but did you know the kitchen can be more of a hazard? Here are five top places germs hide.
Why Taking Fever-Reducing Meds and Drinking Fluids May Not Be the Best Way to Treat Flu and Fever
Increased fluid intake and taking fever reducers may not always help in your recovery. In fact, in some cases, it could be harmful.
Is COVID-19 Here to Stay? A Team of Biologists Explains What It Means for a Virus to Become Endemic
Pandemic viruses may gradually settle into a relatively stable rate of occurrence, maintaining a constant pool of infected hosts capable of spreading the virus to others
Flu Season Paired With Covid-19 Presents the Threat of a ‘Twindemic,’ Making the Need for Vaccination All the More Urgent
Last year's tamped-down influenza season could lead to a surge in flu cases this coming season
Will Going Out in the Cold Give You a Cold?
Many viruses spread more easily in the winter, and buttoning up your overcoat won't necessarily protect you
Coronavirus Came to My Hometown, and I Wanted to Know How to Stay Safe
When COVID-19 was diagnosed in writer Jaimie Seaton’s small New England town, she asked experts how she and other mothers can protect themselves.
14 Important Things to Know About Coronavirus
The coronavirus has reached the U.S. and is spreading, with no vaccine or cure yet, which makes it worrisome. Knowing the facts can help you be prepared and not panic.
There's a Virus Spreading in U.S. That's Killed 10,000: The Flu
Folks fretting about the coronavirus are forgetting that the flu is already running rampant in the United States, one that's killed nearly 20 times as many people in this country alone.
What to Do at the First Signs of Flu
If you drew the short straw this year and got the flu, here are some steps you can take to lessen your symptoms and speed along the recovery process.
9 Reasons to Get the Flu Vaccine
Myths and inaccurate information about the flu vaccine may prevent you from protecting yourself against the potentially deadly flu virus.
04 Dec 2019Flu/Colds
FDA Approves a New Flu Medication
This year, for the first time in two decades, health care providers will have a new drug to prescribe to patients sick with influenza. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xofluza in October.
12 Nov 2018Sinusitis
RSV: It Can Happen to You
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, affects most kids under age 2 and may be no more serious than a cold. But for some babies, especially premature ones, it can be deadly.
25 Oct 2018Sinusitis