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

    WebMD shares eight tips for natural home treatment of cold and flu 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. Home Remedies for Colds

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

  7. 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.

  8. Flu Complications

    Worried about flu complications? Learn more about common flu complications, what to look out for, and when to call the doctor.

  9. HIV/AIDS and the Flu

    Getting flu with HIV/AIDS can result in developing flu complications such as pneumonia. Learn more about flu and HIV/AIDS and find out how to prevent serious problems.

  10. Exercise and the Flu

    Can exercise help prevent the flu? Should you exercise if you have the flu? Learn more.

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