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  1. Flu Vaccine Myths - Topic Overview

    Many people choose not to have the influenza vaccine because of myths they believe about the disease or the vaccine. Myth: Influenza is a minor illness. Truth: Influenza and its complications cause about 20,000 deaths in the United States each year. Myth: The vaccine causes the flu. Truth: You can't get the flu by having a flu shot. The flu shot is made of killed virus and therefore cannot ...

  2. Flu Complications - Topic Overview

    Although most cases of influenza (flu) get better without causing other problems,complications sometimes develop. Possible complications of flu include: Pneumonia,which is an inflammation of the lungs. Primary influenza viral pneumonia develops soon (24 to 36 hours) after flu symptoms start and does not get better with antibiotics. It rarely causes death in young,healthy people,but it can ...

  3. Chicken Soup, Ginger Tea, and Other Soothing Recipes for Colds

    Can chicken soup -- or hot tea -- really help common cold symptoms?

  4. Common Questions About Cold and Flu Relief

    How do you choose a cold/flu remedy? WebMD provides tips for fending off symptoms.

  5. Spreading Flu: Do You Know the Rules?

    WebMD tells you how to avoid getting and giving the flu.

  6. 8 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the 'Natural' Way

    WebMD shares eight tips for natural home treatment of cold and flu symptoms.

  7. Causes and Evolution of Influenza (Flu)

    WebMD provides an overview of influenza, with an interesting historical perspective.

  8. Flu and Chronic Medical Conditions

    Find out why the flu can be especially dangerous for people with chronic health conditions like asthma, heart disease, and diabetes.

  9. 8 Natural Tips to Help Prevent a Cold

    Some simple steps can help prevent many colds, and perhaps even help ward off the flu. Learn more here.

  10. Home Remedies for Colds

    Looking for a natural cold remedy? Get 12 tips for fighting off a cold naturally.

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