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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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."

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  • Green Glossary: Bird Flu
    Green Glossary: Bird Flu

    While the bird flu (a.k.a. avian flu) hype has quieted a bit (more specifics here), it's important for those in the green movement to remember the environmental factors that play a role. Learn more about bird flu. See more »

  • How to Get Rid of a Cold Fast
    How to Get Rid of a Cold Fast

    Because a cold is a virus, all you can do is treat your symptoms with medications and lifestyle changes. Learn how to get rid of a cold fast in this article. See more »

  • How to Stop a Runny Nose
    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
    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 »

  • Protect Yourself and Others from Flu with Essential Oils
    Protect Yourself and Others from Flu with Essential Oils

    The flu has taken on a whole new meaning in recent years, with trans-species infections becoming more common. Learn more about protecting yourself and others from the flu. See more »

  • Treating and Preventing Colds
    Treating and Preventing Colds

    Respiratory infections like colds and the flu can vary in degree, from just plain annoying to life threatening. Learn how to empower the immune system to kick the common cold and flu. 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 »

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

    If you have a cold or flu, knock your illness out with the right treatment. Learn how to prevent and cure the flu old and modern remedy options. See more »

  • Info for Parents and Parents to be
    Info for Parents and Parents to be

    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 »

  • What Can You Do to Fight the Flu?
    What Can You Do to Fight the Flu?

    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 »

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