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  1. Flu Survival Kit: A Self-Care Kit for Your Home

    If you're one of those people who brag, come flu season, that you "never, ever get sick," be aware: The odds may catch up to you. Every year, about 5% to 20% of U.S. residents get influenza, according to estimates from the CDC. Taking certain antiviral drugs within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms

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  2. Covering Up Cold and Flu Symptoms: Beauty Tips

    Your nose is red and runny; your eyes are puffy and so bloodshot they look like modern art. On top of everything else, a cold sore is threatening to blossom on your upper lip. There's no denying it, you've got a whopper of a cold -- or maybe even the flu. But you've also got a commitment you just ca

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  3. Killing Flu Germs: What Works?

    We’ve all seen news reports about the revolting germs that lurk on the surfaces of things we touch every day. So as flu season approaches, you might be preparing for battle, a battle against flu germs, a battle waged on doorknobs, and keyboards, and telephones, and other surfaces in your home and of

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  4. Planes, Trains, and …Germs?

    Wherever you go, however you get there, you always have traveling companions -- germs. Will these fellow travelers make you sick? That depends partly on luck, experts say. But you can do a lot to protect yourself. The modes of transportation most often blamed for spreading disease are airplanes, cru

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  5. What Is a Pandemic?

    "Pandemic flu" has been one of the buzzwords of late 2005. But how does the phrase that's on everyone's lips differ from "epidemic," that other well-worn disease term? Apparently, a lot of people aren't sure. Merriam-Webster reports that "pandemic" is the seventh most frequently looked-up word in it

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  6. How to Short-Circuit a Cold -- Maybe

    The hottest cold remedy on the shelves is Airborne, a tablet-in-water "effervescent" concoction consisting of antioxidants, electrolytes, amino acids, vitamin C, and seven herbs. Legend has it that this was invented by a second-grade teacher who found the perfect formula for warding off the ailments

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  7. How to Dodge the Flu Without a Shot

    First the bad news: This year's news that flu shot shortage has left millions of Americans in the cold looking for ways to dodge the illness. The good news is that for many of us, there are available alternatives to standing in long lines or paying exorbitant prices to get the flu shot, such as good

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  8. Tips for Treating Cold and Flu

    Tips for Treating Cold and Flu

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