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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History of Influenza

Thanks to advances in research and medicine, we no longer have to worry about influenza have the same devastating effects as it did in the 1900s . Check out facts and history about influenza.

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  • 5 Ways to Get Rid of a Cold
    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 »

  • Cold Quiz
    Cold Quiz

    The common cold is not as simple as it may seem. Test your knowledge with our cold quiz. See more »

  • 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 »

  • History of Influenza
    History of Influenza

    Thanks to advances in research and medicine, we no longer have to worry about influenza have the same devastating effects as it did in the 1900s . Check out facts and history about influenza. See more »

  • How can I help protect my family from catching colds?
    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 »

  • Seasonal Flu Information for People 65 Years and Older
    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 »

  • Should I be vaccinated for the flu?
    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 »

  • Should I get a flu shot?
    Should I get a flu shot?

    If you want to protect yourself and your family against a virus or flu, you should consider getting the flu shot. Check out facts, tips, and preventative information about the cold and flu. See more »

  • The ABC's of the Flu Virus
    The ABC's of the Flu Virus

    You may have never caught the flu, but that doesn't mean you're invincible. Check out facts, tips, and preventative information about the cold and flu. See more »

  • The Common Cold: An Inside Look
    The Common Cold: An Inside Look

    If you want to build a defense against the flu, you should stay abreast of the latest flu news. Check out facts, tips, and preventative information about the cold and flu. See more »

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