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  1. Vitamin C and Colds

    Can vitamin C really help prevent or even treat colds? Learn more about vitamin C to find out if it can help keep you well this cold season.

  2. Nasal Sprays for Cold Relief

    Learn more about nasal sprays and how this cold remedy may help you breathe better.

  3. Is It a Stomach Flu or Influenza?

    Is it stomach flu -- officially called gastroenteritis -- or influenza? Learn the differences so you can treat your symptoms properly.

  4. What Causes the Flu?

    Learn the facts about flu, including the causes of flu and how you can prevent catching it.

  5. Is It a Cold or the Flu?

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

  6. Anthrax - Topic Overview

    What is anthrax?Anthrax is a potentially fatal disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. These bacteria produce spores that can spread the infection. Spores are bacteria in a resting stage. Like plant seeds, they are not active until they germinate. Anthrax in humans is rare unless the spores are spread intentionally. Anthrax usually develops in cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. ...

  7. Anthrax - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about anthrax:What is anthrax?How does anthrax spread?What are the symptoms of anthrax infection?How is anthrax infection treated?What can I do to lower my risk of exposure?Being diagnosed:How is anthrax diagnosed?How can anthrax be distinguished from the flu?Getting treatment:How is anthrax treated?Can anthrax be prevented?What should I do if I think I have been exposed to anthrax? ...

  8. Advice for Parents on Talking to Children About Novel H1N1 Flu (Formerly Swine Flu) Concerns

    As a parent you know how hard it can be for children to understand stressful situations, such as the current situation of novel H1N1 flu.

  9. What Adults with HIV Infection Should Know About the Novel H1N1 Flu (formerly called swine flu)

    At the present time, we have no information about the risk of the novel H1N1 flu in people with HIV/AIDS. In the past, people with HIV/AIDS have not appeared to be at any greater risk than the general population for infection with routine seasonal influenza.

  10. Novel H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and Feeding your Baby: What Parents Should Know

    This document updates previously posted information for parents about infant feeding and novel H1N1 flu (swine flu).

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