Cold and flu can be extremely contagious and are usually more common at certain times of the year. Learn about the differences between the common cold and the flu, as well as symptoms and effective treatment methods.

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The Flu Shot: Powerful Protection...If You Can Get It!

If you've never received a flu shot you could be at risk of catching symptoms of the flu. Check out facts, tips, and preventative information about the cold and flu.


Flu Symptom Checker

Flu Symptom Checker

Flu's symptoms, from body aches to cough and fever, are legendary. But what causes all that misery? Look below to find out why you feel so awful. See more »

Ultimate Flu Guide

Ultimate Flu Guide

Do you know what happens when the flu hits you? Here is the ultimate guide to the flu. See more »

Blow Your Nose Less, Save on Congestion and Tissue

Blow Your Nose Less, Save on Congestion and Tissue

If you're blowing your nose every time you feel stuffed-up, stop. Learn more about blowing your nose less, save on congestion and tissue. See more »

What should you include in a living will?

What should you include in a living will?

An emergency situation may call for legal documents that state personal preferences regarding medical treatment and other decisions. Learn what you should include in a living will in this article. See more »

Who does the CDC say should get flu shots?

Who does the CDC say should get flu shots?

One common misconception is that getting a flu shot could cause someone to get the flu. You can learn more about who the CDC recommends get the flu shot from this article. See more »

10 Reasons You Have a Runny Nose

10 Reasons You Have a Runny Nose

What are some of the reasons you have a runny nose? Learn how to determine the reason you have a runny nose to keep your family healthy. See more »

How to Get Rid of a Cold Fast

Do you know how to get rid of a cold fast? Find out how to get rid of a cold fast in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Stop a Runny Nose

If you want to stop a runny nose, you can take an antihistamine or try a home remedy. Learn how to stop a runny nose from the article below. See more »

How to Stop Coughing

You can get rid of a persistent cough without medication. Learn about how to stop coughing in this article. See more »

The Ultimate Flu History Quiz

The Ultimate Flu History Quiz

The history of the flu includes flu epidemics, such as the black plague. Take this quiz and learn about the history of the flu. See more »