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Cold Medications That Actually Work

When you’re feeling awful because of a cold, you just want something to make you feel better, at the very least temporarily. Unfortunately a lot of remedies are placebos, but some things in the drugstore work better than others. Experts chime in and guide you through the medicine aisle for remedies...
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Grape Juice Will Not Prevent You From Catching A Cold Or The Flu

Nobody wants to get sick. But as fall progresses and winter on its way the likelihood of you catching a virus increases and that leads us to seek out advice from the Internet. It is home to many reports about grape juice’s ability to fend off the violent virus that re-appear each year during cold...
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6 Expert Recovery Tips to Help You Manage the Flu

Flu season is officially here. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. This can infect the throat, nose and sometimes lungs. RADIO.COM interviewed Dr. Janette Nesheiwat, a medical correspondent and medical director of City MD, who says the best way to prevent the...
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Cleaning After The Cold or Flu

The flu season is here and there's a good chance someone in your home will become a victim to its agony. Chances are that if one member of your family catches the cold or flu, someone else will be next. But you can minimize that risk with proper cleaning. The good news is that a whole-house...
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Nasal Flu Vaccine Now Recommended For Children

Although the weather hasn't changed much from summer, it is time for this year's flu vaccine. In a change of recent policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) both say the nasal spray, along with a flu shot, are equally recommended for...
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Adults Need Vaccine Boosters Too

Childhood vaccinations, or lack of them, have been a center of debate even as the results of parents opting not to have their child vaccinated has led the state of Washington to declare a medical emergency due to a measles outbreak with dozens of new cases reported. And an Oregon boy almost lost...
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Cold And Flu Medications Found To Be Ineffective For Children

This is not what you want to hear as we enter the cold and flu season, but there is very little you can do to help you cope. A recent report in the British Medical journal claims that over-the-counter medications that proclaim to alleviate cold and flu symptoms are largely found to be ineffective...
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The Difference Between A Cold And The Flu

We use the terms interchangeably but there are many differences between an upper respiratory infection, better known as a cold and the flu (influenza) and spotting those differences can be tricky and complicate treatments. However there are some predictable differences. Colds usually take a few...
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Do Not Touch Signs Popular With Parents

The lurking cold and flu season is on its way and this year a lot of parents are going all out to make sure their kids don't catch it. The American Academy of Pediatrics reported that 179 children died of flu-related causes since August; 18 of this year, with 80% of those affected not having...
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Prepare For Flu Season

The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) says that the flu killed 80,000 people last season, including 180 children and 900,000 people were hospitalized for flu or flu-like illness. It's an important reminder of how a seemingly mundane thing as the flu can be deadly, so you should have a plan of...
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