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Cold, Flu, & Cough Health Center

Features Related to Cold & Flu

  1. Is the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Safe?

    What do we really know about the 2009 H1N1 swine flu vaccine? What do we really not know? Questions about the safety of the vaccine persist. Surf the Internet or flip through TV stations and you'll encounter a multitude of myths and a whole lot of hype. What are the facts? Straightforward answers fo

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  2. Preventing Cold & Flu: How Doctors Keep Germs at Bay

    With cold and flu season in full swing, we wondered how top docs personally battle nasty bugs each winter. Here are their expert tips for keeping pains, aches, sniffles, and sneezes at bay. The advice you’ve probably heard dozens of times from your doctor -- wash your hands throughout the day -- rea

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

    Mothers are celebrated (if sometimes vilified) for their eagerness to advise their children on matters big and small: how to behave, what to wear, whom to marry, when to have kids ... and, oh yes, how to stay healthy during cold and flu season. Does science back up what Dr. Mom told you about the co

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  4. When Healthy Habits Backfire

    When it comes to healthy habits, can there be too much of a good thing? Absolutely. Eating wholesome foods helps keep you healthy, but overeating will make you fat and prone to illness. Exercise helps keep you fit, but working out too hard or too often can cause injury and fatigue. Of course, these

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  5. Swine Flu and Chronic Conditions

    Confused about swine flu? Even the name of this flu can be puzzling. Usually called swine flu, you'll also hear it called 2009 H1N1 flu and novel influenza A (H1N1). No wonder we're all a little baffled. But swine flu isn't that hard to understand; it's a lot like seasonal flu. It has similar sympto

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  6. Swine Flu (H1N1) and Face Masks

    News coverage of swine flu outbreaks almost always shows people wearing face masks. Do they really need them to protect against H1N1 swine flu? Do you? Here's what you should know: Face masks are sold as surgical masks, dental masks, medical procedure masks, isolation masks, or laser masks. There ar

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  7. Swine Flu: 10 Things Not to Do

    Swine flu (H1N1) has been in the news since it first appeared this spring, and while there have been deaths and hospitalizations in countries worldwide, most cases have been relatively mild. And now, there is an H1N1 swine flu vaccine, too. That's the good news. But the bad news is, swine flu can st

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  8. Get to the Bottom of Your Sore Throat

    As a symptom of illness, sore throat rivals fatigue for being both commonplace and a potential sign of catastrophe. Usually, having a sore throat is nothing to worry about -- most are caused by cold and flu germs. In rare cases, however, a sore throat can signal something much more serious. One of t

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  9. Secrets of Super-Healthy People

    Are you secretly envious of your co-workers and friends who, like superheroes, never seem to get sick? You know, the ones glowing with good health while everyone around them is sneezing, sniffling, and coughing like villains. Don't hate the healthy people. Instead, steal the secrets of people who ma

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  10. Flu Shot Failure? Questions & Answers

    The CDC reports this year's flu shot may not protect against a strain of influenza that's hitting the U.S. Q. Does this mean the flu shot is useless? Not at all. Although this year's flu vaccine doesn't match two of the three main types of flu strains now in circulation, people who did get a flu sho

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