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.


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 »

Don't Take a Cold or Flu Lying Down: Fight Back When the Bug First Bites

There are many simple ways to prevent and treat colds and the flu. Get great tips for treating the flu from Discovery Health. See more »

Should I get a flu shot?

Should I get a flu shot?

You should get a flu shot to help protect against severe flu or viruses. Learn more about getting the flu shot from Discovery Health. See more »

When to Call the Doctor: Symptoms of Potentially Dangerous Complications

When to Call the Doctor: Symptoms of Potentially Dangerous Complications

Symptoms of potentially dangerous complications should always be reported your doctor. Learn when to call about the flu from Discovery Health. See more »

Ways to Avoid the Flu

Ways to Avoid the Flu

These 10 ways to avoid the flu will help you arm yourself with tips about flu prevention. Get information about prevention from Discovery Health. See more »