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  1. Hand-Washing - Topic Overview

    Hand - washing is a simple and effective way to help prevent diseases, such as colds, flu, and food poisoning.When to wash your handsWashing hands:Often, especially during cold and flu (influenza) season, can reduce your risk of catching or spreading a cold or the flu.Before and after preparing or serving food reduces your risk of catching or spreading bacteria that cause food poisoning. Be ...

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

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

  3. Amantadine or Rimantadine for Influenza (Flu)

    Drug details for Amantadine or rimantadine for influenza (flu).

  4. Coping With Flu: 9 Tips to Ease Symptoms

    Coping with Flu? Here are 10 simple tips to ease your flu symptoms and get you back on your feet quickly.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Home Remedies for Colds

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

  8. Heart Disease and the Flu

    If you have heart disease, learn what you can do to prevent, manage, and treat flu. Read about flu symptoms, and learn when you should call your doctor.

  9. Is There a Natural Way to Treat the Flu?

    There is no cure for the flu but you can treat your flu symptoms naturally. Learn more.

  10. What to Eat When You Have the Flu

    Wondering what to eat when you have the flu? Check out these diet recommendations for soothing symptoms and boosting the immune system.

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