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  1. 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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  2. Immunity as You Age

    Q: Do we get sick less often as we get older because we’ve been exposed to everything? A: When it comes to infectious diseases, this is largely TRUE. Once we endure the sniffles, coughs, and flu bugs of childhood and adolescence, most of us can expect to be "under the weather" a lot less as adults.

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  3. The Real Deal on Germs

    By Jeannette Moninger Relax - there are sane ways to protect your kids from bad bugs. You've always followed the smart woman's anti-germ playbook: regular hand washing, once-a-day kitchen counter wiping, and the like. But become a mom, and suddenly the basic precautions feel wildly inadequate. You f

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  4. Sleep Better When You’re Sick

    A hacking cough, a throbbing head, a sore throat, and a nose so stuffed it feels as if you'll never breathe free and clear again. You've got a cold -- or maybe even the flu -- and all you want to do is crawl in bed and sleep. Until you get there. That's when you realize your symptoms are turning any

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  5. Planes, Cruise Ships, and Germs

    Flying to great-aunt Erma's house for Thanksgiving? Or taking a leisurely wintertime cruise along the shores of the Mexican Riviera? Boost your chances of healthy travel by taking a few preventive steps. That way, you'll cut your risk of catching cold and flu from other plane passengers. And you won

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  6. Exercising When Sick: A Good Move?

    You have been so great about your new exercise routine, rarely missing a day since you started up again. Then all of a sudden you are waylaid by a cold or flu. What should you do? Should you skip the treadmill or forsake that Pilates class for a late afternoon nap? Will it be hard to get started aga

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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

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  10. Flu Medication: What Works?

    It’s that time of year again. Time for school bells, falling leaves, icy snow -- and the flu. With fall and winter comes flu season, so it’s time to think about how to protect yourself and your family. What flu medications do you need to stave off the fever and body aches? What can help you manage t

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