Sinusitis

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

Sinusitis

Why Hand-Washing Really Is as Important as Doctors Say

Why Hand-Washing Really Is as Important as Doctors Say

A microbiologist explains why this simple, low-tech step may be your best protection.

Flu/Colds
Why Hand-Washing Beats Hand Sanitizers

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.

Sinusitis
5 Places Germs Are Hiding in Plain Sight

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.

Sinusitis
woman, covered with blanket, having a fever and sore throat, holding a cup with hot drink

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.

Flu/Colds
The hands in blue glove of the scientist hold the processor

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

Your Health
Cold And Flu. Portrait Of Ill Woman Caught Cold, Feeling Sick And Sneezing In Paper Wipe. Closeup Of Beautiful Unhealthy Girl Covered In Blanket Wiping Nose. Healthcare Concept.

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

Your Health
Will Going Out in the Cold Give You a Cold?

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

Flu/Colds
Coronavirus Came to My Hometown, and I Wanted to Know How to Stay Safe

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.

Flu/Colds
Important Things to Know About Coronavirus

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.

Your Health
There's a Virus Spreading in U.S. That's Killed 10,000: The Flu

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.

Sinusitis
What to Do at the First Signs of Flu

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.

Sinusitis
Related Articles
Flu Shot 2019: 9 Reasons to Get the Flu Vaccine

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.

Sinusitis
FDA Approves a New Flu Medication

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.

Sinusitis
RSV: It Can Happen to You

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.

Sinusitis