February 1-7, 2013 - Original Health Articles

Is It a Cold or the Flu?

It's often hard to distinguish between a cold or flu virus, but there are some important clues that can help you tell the difference, says Antoinette M. Cheney, DO, of Lone Tree, CO, a spokesperson for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and faculty member at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Wonders of Magnesium for Allergies

"Foods high in magnesium will help protect the immune system and detoxify the body, as well as work on hundreds of enzyme reactions in the body," explains Carolyn Dean, MD ND, a member of the medical advisory board of the Nutritional Magnesium Association.

Natural Remedies for Cold Sores

Cold sores are blisters that appear on the lips or around the mouth, caused by the herpes simplex virus. They are different from canker sores, which are non-contagious, bacterial infections inside the mouth. "Cold sores are highly contagious by touch," explains Dr.

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