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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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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.


How do you know if you have swine flu or seasonal flu?

 How do you know if you have swine flu or seasonal flu?

Would you know if you had swine flu or seasonal flu? Symptoms can be similar. See what to look out for to tell if you have swine flu or seasonal flu. See more »

Should you really starve a fever?

 Should you really starve a fever?

Should you really starve a fever? Get the biology behind how "starve a fever" could work and whether it's really advisable. See more »

Should you really feed a cold?

 Should you really feed a cold?

Should you really feed a cold, or is this just an old wives' tale? Get the science behind the "feed a cold" saying in this article. See more »

Don't Ignore These Symptoms!

Ignoring symptoms of an illness can have drastic effects on your body. Learn more about not ignoring symptoms of a disease from Discovery Health. See more »

When are colds and the flu the most contagious?

 When are colds and the flu the most contagious?

Many of us understand that we're most contagious before we start feeling sick. Find out when colds and the flu are most easily spread. See more »

 Avian Flu: What's All the Fuss About?

Avian flu: What's all the fuss about it? Well, it's good to have information so you know your risk. Learn more about avian flu from Discovery Health. See more »

The History of Bird Flu

 The History of Bird Flu

The history of bird flu is good information to know for your overall health. Learn more about the history of bird flu from HowStuffWorks. See more »

History of Influenza

 History of Influenza

Influenza claimed the lives of many women and men in the early 1900s. Learn about the history of influenza from Discovery Health. See more »

 Don't Wait! Vaccinate Against Streptococcus Pneumonia

The pneumococcal vaccine could save thousands of lives. Learn about the benefits the pneumococcal vaccine from Discovery Health. See more »

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

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

The flu shot is a powerful form of protection if you get it. Learn all about the powerful effects of the flu shot from Discovery Health. See more »