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Cold and Flu

The common cold and flu can both make you feel miserable. Learn to distinguish the two, treat them accordingly, and practice future prevention tactics.
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Signs and Symptoms of the Common Cold
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Causes and Risk Factors of Colds
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How Colds and the Flu Are Diagnosed
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When Is Common Cold Season?
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Getting the Common Cold When You're Pregnant
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The Start, Peak, and End of Flu Season
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Should You Avoid Dairy When You Have a Cold?
Tissues
Do Anti-Viral Tissues Really Work?
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Should You Treat a Summer Cold Differently Than a Winter Cold?
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How Germs Are Transmitted
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How Your Immune System Reacts to the Common Cold
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Bacterial Infections
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How to Decide If You Should Call in Sick
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How Long Is a Cold Contagious?
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Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?
Sick pug at vet
Is Your Pet Making You Sick?
Flu shot for the masses
What Is the Difference Between a Flu Epidemic and a Flu Pandemic?
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Should Nursing Mothers Breastfeed While Sick?
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Why Do You Get a Headache When You Have a Cold?
Is Your Toothache A Sign Of Sinusitis?
Can Sinus Infection Mimic Tooth Pain?
Flu Symptoms in Children
A List of Early Flu Symptoms to Watch out for in Children
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5 Food Nutrients to Supercharge Your Immune System
The flu vaccine protects you from the flu
Options for Flu Vaccines
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What to Know About Getting a Flu Shot During Pregnancy
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How to Prepare for a Pandemic
Airborne Illness
Airborne Viruses: An Overview
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Tips for Visiting Family With a Chronic Illness
Flu patch
Could a Flu Patch Mean the End of Flu Shots?
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Understanding the Main Problems With Antibacterial Soap
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Quick Flu Shot Facts Everyone Should Know
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Who Should Not Get Flu Shots
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You Can Get a Flu Vaccine Without a Needle or a Nose Spray
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Why Isn't There a Vaccine for the Common Cold?
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Common Side Effects of the Influenza Vaccine
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Can I Get A Flu Shot While Sick?
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Can You Really Get the Flu From a Flu Shot?
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Covering Your Cough Stops the Spread of Germ and Illness
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Does an Onion in the Room Stop a Cold or Flu?
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How to Use Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Prevention
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Why You May Still Get Sick After a Flu Shot
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Is a Preservative-Free Flu Vaccine Safer?
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How Long Does a Flu Shot Last?
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Do You Really Need to Replace Your Toothbrush After Being Sick?
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Simple Tips to Prevent Catching the Cold or Flu
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Follow These Tips to Help You Stay Healthy When Your Family Is Sick
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How Flu Shots Work and Why They Sometimes Don't
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Can Airborne Really Help Prevent Colds and Flu?
Flu
What Are the First Signs of Flu?
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After the Flu Vaccine: Allergic Reaction or Common Side Effect?
Lethargy
What Is Lethargy?
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What Causes Chills?
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What Are Boogers Made Of?
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What Is Mucus?
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What Is a Low-Grade Fever?
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What Is Normal Body Temperature?
Flu aches and pains
Why Everything Hurts When You Have the Flu
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What are the Causes of Normal and Abnormal Breath Sounds?
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Which Type of Sinus Congestion Is Affecting You?
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When to See Your Healthcare Provider for Nausea and Vomiting
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Can a Cold or the Flu Cause Neck Pain?