Winter Health Directory
Depending on your personal health, winter can be a time to thrive or a painful time. Some experience winter depression because of the lack of sunlight. And some people are tempted to stay indoors and eat carb-laden foods rather than get out and exercise. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how you can have a safe and healthy winter, filled with good habits and pain-free fun.
Catchy Infections: How Not to Get Sick
There’s a bug going around, but don’t let it get you. Learn how to steer clear of catchy infections.
Natural Prevention for Colds and Flu
Some simple steps can help prevent many colds, and perhaps even help ward off the flu. Learn more here.
What Puts You at Risk for the Flu?
What puts you at risk for flu? Who’s most likely to catch the virus -- and why.
What Are Your Odds of Getting the Flu?
Answers to general and specific questions about the flu, including the 2015-16 flu season, the virus's incubation period, and the number of people who die from the flu.
8 Tips for Managing Psoriasis in Winter or Cold Weather
Winter brings dry air, colder temperatures, and less sunlight, all of which can worsen the symptoms of psoriasis. What can the 7.5 million Americans who suffer from psoriasis do to prevent a flare-up of symptoms in the winter?
Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever? The Truth Behind Mom's Cold and Flu Advice
Mom has a lot of advice when it comes to cold and flu. Here's what she's right about.
Motivation to Exercise in the Cold Weather
Don't let this popular list of excuses keep you from working out in the winter.
Cold Weather Workout: Warm Up to Prevent Sore Muscles
What happens to mucsles when it's cold and how to warm them up.
Too Sick to Work?
You’re sick, but you’re debating whether you should still go in to work. We’ll help you decide.
Video: Protect Your Skin Against the Cold Winter
If you’re all too familiar with dry, itchy skin and chapped lips, here are 5 steps to protect your skin from the harsh winter weather.
Winter Proofing Your House and Yard
Winterizing your home in the fall can make the cold months more bearable and your utility bills lower.
Tips on Avoiding Colds and Flu
You can stay well this cold and flu season by following these expert tips.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Winter Skin Hazards
Winter can bring chapped lips, dry skin, and cracked heels -- even frostbite. Use this slideshow to identify top winter threats to your skin and what you can do about them.
Slideshow: Foods for the Flu
Photos of top foods for when you have the flu. WebMD shows you soothing, nutritious foods to try at home to help you feel better as you treat flu symptoms.
Slideshow: Foods for Healthy, Supple Skin
Want softer, supple skin? The skin care nutrients in this WebMD slideshow can help your skin stay healthy -- from the inside out.
Slideshow: Holiday Depression Triggers
10 holiday depression and stress triggers, and ways to cope. From anxiety over bills to social commitments and travel, see how to manage holiday stress.
Cold & Allergy Quiz: Do You Know the Difference?
Do you have a cold or allergies? Take this quiz and find out.
Quiz: The Truth About the Common Cold
The common cold can be uncommonly troublesome. WebMD tests your knowledge on this persistent health enemy by testing you on cold symptoms, cold germs, and cold remedies.
Quiz: Do You Fall For Old Flu Myths?
Do you believe a flu shot can cause the flu? That you throw up with the flu? Take this WebMD quiz to find out just how much you know about influenza.