Colds and Infections - Management

The Germiest Places in Your Home

Keep your home especially your kitchen clean and safe.

Chagas Disease: 6 Questions and Answers

The facts you need about this infectious disease.

4 Ways to Prevent Getting a Cold

The average adult gets between two and four colds each year, and upper respiratory infections can take 10 days to get over. Here s four tips to ward off illness.

Cold or Flu? 10 Ways to Feel Better Fast

Ten tried-and-true home remedies for those days when cold and flu symptoms have you feeling miserable.

How to Avoid an Asthma Attack When You Have a Cold

Make sure your cold is just about coughing and sneezing, not wheezing.

5 Ways to Practice Common-Cold Etiquette

Colds happen. But passing them along to someone else doesn't have to.

Consider Becoming a Platelet Donor

Many patients undergoing chemotherapy are in need of platelets. Here's how you can help.

How Effective Is the Flu Shot, Really?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older get the flu shot annually. But does the vaccination truly prevent the virus?

Mono Myths and Facts

When it comes to the so-called "kissing disease," it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. Get the right information right here from a medical professional.

Is the Flu Different for Women and Men?

Due to evolutionary factors and hormones, one sex is more prone to a miserable bout of the flu.

How to Recover From the Flu

If you're down for the count with influenza, here's how to get yourself up and going again.

When to Clean, When to Disinfect

Soap and water alone are fine for keeping dust bunnies away, but they won t rid your home of germs. Here's how to tell when your home needs more than just a routine clean.

A Closer Look at Bronchitis

A nagging cough, low-grade fever, and pain or tightness in the chest may signal bronchitis. Here's how to tell for sure.

A Closer Look at Laryngitis

Here's why you may have lost your voice...and how to find it again.

How to Protect Your Family From Pneumonia

Here's what you need to know about this inflammatory lung disease, from causes and symptoms to treatments and prevention tips.

Mononucleosis: Learn the Basics

This common virus can last for weeks, or even months, and may leave you feeling exhausted. Learn how to deal with the symptoms.

Meningitis: Know the Facts

Be aware of the warning signs of this potentially deadly disease.

The Facts About Chronic and Recurrent Yeast Infections

Feel like you're dealing with yeast infections all the time? Learn more about this common problem.

Acute vs. Chronic Sinusitis: Understand Your Condition

For many, sinusitis means uncomfortable symptoms that may require the right treatment to overcome.

7 Natural Remedies for the Flu

Did you know some of the best fixes for flu-related symptoms can be found right in your home?

Natural Remedies for Cold Sores

Ease the discomfort of these contagious blisters with the healing properties of lemon balm, peppermint oil, and echinacea.

How to Weather Winter Asthma

Address your worst asthma triggers and enjoy the best that winter has to offer.

Harness Your Immune System to Fight Cancer

Your body's own immune system is a germ-fighting machine. Scientists see promise in directing these powers toward eradicating cancer. Here's how.

What Your Immune System Can Do for Asthma

A strong immune system can help keep healthy with asthma. Here s how to keep your immune system running strong.

Health by the Numbers: Colds

The average adult will suffer as many as four colds a year. Here's a look at the condition by the numbers.

Health by the Numbers: Heartburn

Occasional heartburn isn't dangerous, but if it occurs on a frequent basis, it could indicate a more serious health condition. Here's a look at heartburn by the numbers.

No Crest for the Antibacterial Wave

You know the old saying, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is? We might want to apply this truism to the idea that using antibacterial cleaners reduces the spread of illness.

7 Ways to Manage Rosacea

Rosacea, which often causes constant redness in the face, can be frustrating and difficult to treat, but there are steps you can take to manage the condition.

The Germiest Public Places You Go Every Day

Public places are magnets for germs that cause the flu, viruses, and other illnesses. But that doesn't mean you have to stay home to avoid being exposed. Learn where the germs roam so you can take the right precautions.

Is Your Job Making You Sick?

Desks and cubicles may seem benign, but they're often a breeding ground for bacteria. Follow these six tips to stay healthy at work.
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