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.
Sniff, blow, wipe … sniff, blow, wipe … It's the seemingly endless cycle of a runny nose. But what makes our schnoz get soppy? Read on for some of the most common causes of reaching for the box of tissues.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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."
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.
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.
Although the noise about the swine flu and has quieted down, there are still precaution you should take to protect yourself from becoming infected. Check out facts, tips, and preventative information about the swine flu.
During flu season, there's danger everywhere you look: the kindergartener wiping her nose, your sneezing seatmate on the plane, the co-worker who's hacking up a lung. Is your impending case of sniffles swine flu?
If you have a fever, is the only prescription more cowbell, as SNL would have you believe? Or does the solution lie in fasting, as an old adage says? Put a cold washcloth on that burning forehead and find out.