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Medical Reference Related to Cold & Flu

  1. What Are Epidemics, Pandemics, and Outbreaks?

    WebMD explains what pandemics, epidemics, and outbreaks are, how they are classified, and how to prevent getting a contagious diseases such as the flu and SARS.

  2. Pregnancy and the Flu

    Learn all about pregnancy and the flu, including ways to prevent and treat the flu safely.

  3. Glossary of Flu Terms

    Medical terms related to the flu can be confusing. Here are brief definitions for common terms you may hear from your doctor or friends.

  4. Is It a Cold or the Flu?

    Is it a cold or the flu? This chart should help explain your symptoms.

  5. Flu Treatment With Antibiotics

    Should you use antibiotics for the flu? Get the facts about colds, flu, and antibiotic resistance.

  6. H1N1 Flu Virus (Swine Flu)

    Learn what the H1N1 flu virus (swine flu) is, what causes it, and its symptoms, tests, treatments, and prevention.

  7. Flu Medications for Children

    Some medications can be used to decrease the severity and duration of a flu attack in children. These are referred to as antiviral drugs.

  8. Flu Treatment With Antiviral Drugs

    Learn more from WebMD about flu treatment with antiviral drugs, which shorten the duration of the virus and may ease the severity of symptoms.

  9. How to Treat the Flu

    WebMD provides an overview of flu treatments and remedies, from over-the-counter drugs to antivirals to vitamins and minerals to herbal supplements.

  10. Swine Flu and Chronic Conditions

    If you have a chronic health condition like asthma or diabetes, you need to take extra care to protect yourself from swine flu. Here's how.

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