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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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Tips for Preventing Colds and the Flu
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When is the Common Cold Season?
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Getting the Common Cold When You're Pregnant
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When Is Flu Season?
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Common Cold: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
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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: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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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 Are Sick?
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Can I Catch a Cold From My Cat, Dog, or Other Pet?
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The 8 Best Medicines for a Stuffy Nose of 2020
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Should Nursing Mothers Breastfeed While Sick?
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Why Do Colds Cause Headaches?
Is Your Toothache A Sign Of Sinusitis?
Is Your Toothache a Sign of Sinusitis?
Flu Symptoms in Children
Recognizing Early Flu Symptoms in Children
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5 Food Nutrients to Supercharge Your Immune System
Why You Need a Flu Shot If You're Over 50
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Airborne Illness
Airborne Viruses: Types, Transmission, and Prevention
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Visiting Family With a Chronic Illness During Cold & Flu Season
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Flu Shots: Timing, Side Effects, and More
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Who Should Not Get Flu Shots
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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 Get the Flu From a Flu Shot?
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Why You Should Cover Your Cough
Does an Onion in the Room Stop a Cold or Flu?