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    1. The Man Cold: Why Guys React Differently to Colds

      When a man gets a cold, everything shuts down. He’s on the couch in misery -- unwilling to do anything (even go to the doctor). But a woman with a cold just bucks up and goes on about her day. Or so the story of the so-called “man cold” goes. “If a woman has a viral infection or cold, so to speak, s

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    2. 10 Home Remedies for the Flu

      Flu symptoms can cause a world of misery, from fever and cough to sore throat, nasal congestion, aches, and chills. But there are ways to feel better. Prescription antiviral drugs may ease symptoms of the flu when taken shortly after you get sick. In many cases, however, simple home remedies may be

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    3. 6 Secrets of Super-Healthy People

      Admit it, you’re a little jealous of people who stockpile their sick days. While you sneeze and cough your way through cold and flu season, they show no signs of even a sniffle. Don’t just envy them. Steal their secrets for a stronger immune system and a healthier life. 1. Get a move on. Exercise is

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    4. The Truth Behind Mom's Cold and Flu Advice

      Mom may have your best interest at heart, but does she actually know what's best when it comes to coping with colds and flu? While some common mom-approved tips are spot-on, others are totally bogus -- and there's a lot of gray area in the middle. Read on as we reveal the facts you need to help prot

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    5. 6 Tips for Sound Sleep When You Have a Cold

      When you have a stuffy head, runny nose, and sore throat, all you want to do is sleep. But that’s hard if you can’t breathe. Try these six simple tips. They’ll help unclog your nose so you can breathe easier and finally catch some ZZZs. Soak Up Steam Take a hot shower before bed, or sit in the bathr

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    6. Tips to Help You Manage a Weakened Immune System

      If your immune system isn't strong, either due to medicines you take or because of a health condition, you’ll want to take special care of yourself. The changes you make to your daily routine don't even have to be big ones. A few tweaks can keep you feeling on top. A lot of people who have a weakene

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    7. How to Stop a Cold

      One day you’re fine. The next you have a scratchy throat, watery eyes, and a runny nose. There’s a tickle in the back of your throat, and your normal high energy is nowhere to be found. Yes, these are early signs that you’re coming down with something. But don’t grab your tissue box and hop into bed

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    8. Does Gargling Wlth Salt Water Ease a Sore Throat?

      By Chris C. Anderson When your throat turns to sandpaper and every bit of food and liquid that goes down your gullet feels like it’s a bill trying to pass the Senate, unlike a politician you become more than eager to try to find a way to move things forward. A sore throat is a miserable thing to dea

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    9. Do I Really Have to Clean My Humidifier?

      By Chris C. Anderson The Rumor: Humidifiers should be cleaned every once in a while If you've ever lived in a dry climate, chances are you’ve had a humidifier in your house at some point. Legend has it they need to be cleaned from time to time. Really cleaned, as in a proper, follow-all-of-the-instr

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    10. 8 Reasons Your Cough Is Not Improving

      Are you fed up with your stubborn cough? There are many reasons why a cough may not improve, and that can be frustrating for people and their doctors alike. The most common cause of chronic cough is predictable. It's the aftermath of a cold or other viral infection, says Norman H. Edelman, MD, chief

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