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Cold & Flu

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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Don't Ignore These Symptoms!

Ignoring symptoms of an illness can be dangerous in many cases. Check out this list of symptoms and what they typically signal.


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5 Benefits of Zinc When Fighting a Cold

With 200 viruses that can cause a cold and its symptoms -- sneezing, coughing, sore throat and more -- it's no wonder folks will do everything they can to stop sickness in its tracks. But is zinc an effective treatment in beating the common cold? See more »

5 Tips for Choosing a Cold-reduction Medicine

While there's no cure for the common cold, there's a plethora of medications designed to relieve those pesky, uncomfortable symptoms. Our list of tips for choosing a cold-reduction medicine will help you on your way to feeling better soon. See more »

5 Ways to Get Rid of a Cold

Each year, more than 1 billion Americans catch a cold. More than 200 viruses cause these colds, and unfortunately, there's no cure or vaccination. What you can do when you find yourself or your family down for the count? See more »

How can I help protect my family from catching colds?

When cold and flu season arrives, you might want to relocate your family to a secluded island to avoid getting sick. A vacation would be nice, but what if you could keep yourself and your family healthy at home with a few common-sense precautions? See more »

10 Ways Not to Catch Your Kid's Cold

Kids and germs seem to go hand in hand. They get the cold from school, pass it on to you and soon the whole household is sick. But it's not inevitable. Here are some ways to lessen your chance of getting that "gift." See more »

What causes the common cold?

If you've ever had to work through a nasty cold, you may have asked yourself why you ended up so sick in the first place. See more »

Seasonal Flu Information for People 65 Years and Older

CDC recommends that people 65 and older get their regular, or 'seasonal,' flu vaccine as soon as it is available. Check out facts, tips, and preventative information about the cold and flu for the elderly. See more »

The best way to prevent seasonal flu is by getting a seasonal flu vaccination each year. Check out facts, tips, and preventative information about the cold and flu. See more »

Should I be vaccinated for the flu?

You might have your own beliefs about the effectiveness of getting vaccinating, but they are effective ways of protecting you from developing a severe case of the flu. Check out facts, tips, and preventative information about the cold and flu. See more »