Cold and Flu

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  • Quiz: Is it a Cold or the Flu?>>

    Is it a cold, the flu or just feeling a little under the weather? Find out if you know the difference.>>

  • What to Eat to Treat a Cold>>

    Learn the best foods to fight, treat, and beat a cold or the flu.>>

  • 10 Things Not to Do This Flu Season>>

    It's important to learn the best tips for keeping healthy and avoiding the flu.>>

  • 10 Ways to Outsmart the Stomach Flu>>

    Norovirus — or stomach flu — can really put your body through the ringer. Here’s what infectious disease experts recommend to outsmart the germs, stay healthy, and recover quickly.>>

  • 5 Ways Not to Be That Annoying Sick Person at the Gym>>

    When you take the right steps to protect your health (and that of innocent gym goers), working out while you’re sick may even be good for you.>>

  • 10 More Healing Herbs and Spices>>

    Dozens of herbs and spices contain useful plant compounds, but the following 10 are healing standouts.>>

  • 5 Age-Old Ways to Prevent the Flu>>

    It's just about impossible to predict what a flu virus is going to do. But history offers a critical guide anyway, showing public health officials which moves are likely to pay off in the battle against the disease.>>

  • 12 Ways to Look Good When You’re Sick>>

    Getting sick during flu and cold season is a given, but looking sick doesn't have to be! Here are beauty tips from the pros on how to look your best even when you don't feel it.>>

  • 6 Ways to Prevent a Cold or Flu>>

    Take these six smart precautions during cold and flu season and save those vacation days for more fun activities than sniffling and sneezing.>>

  • 10 Things You Should Know About the Flu Virus>>

    Want to know how to avoid the flu? Here's what the virus would tell you if it could: whom it loves to infect, the surprising places it lurks in your home, and how it makes you feel so crummy.>>

  • 6 Answers to Common Cold Questions>>

    Is it a cold or a flu? Does visiting the gym increase your odds of catching a cold? Are you blowing your nose the wrong way? We're here to clear up questions about the common cold.>>

  • 14 Ways to Prevent a Nasty Cold or Flu>>

    Sick of suffering through the sniffles? Next time you feel a cold coming on try one of these strategies to bring it to a dead halt.>>

  • 4 Natural Cough Remedies>>

    Whether you're suffering from a wet or dry cough, get relief from the painful hacking with these fast-acting home remedies.  >>

  • 6 Tricks to Treat and Prevent a Cold>>

    Find out what you can do to prevent catching a cold this season and learn how to treat a cold if you happen to catch one anyway.>>

  • Guide to Medicinal Herbs>>

    Looking for an all-natural remedy for arthritis or a quick fix for the common cold? Find out more about medicinal herbs to treat or prevent what ails you.>>

  • 6 Secrets to Beating a Cold With Natural Products>>

    Susan Smith Jones, PhD, is no stranger to health secrets. The author of 27 books, including The Joy Factor: 10 Sacred Practices for Radiant Health, has been teaching students at UCLA how to be healthy and fit for 30 years.>>

  • 4 Things to Fine-Tune Your Immune System>>

    What multiplies as fast as a flu virus? Claims about immune boosters, most of which just boost a few bucks from your wallet. Here are the ones worth trying out.>>

  • 7 Home Remedies From Around the World>>

    Every culture has its own special folk medicines that are passed down through the generations, and recent medical studies have confirmed that many of the herbs used in these home remedies are effective.>>

  • 5 Things You Need to Know About the Flu>>

    Arm yourself with reliable resources and information to protect yourself and your family during the flu season.>>

  • How to Cure the Common Cold>>

    There may be no cure for the common cold, but why suffer through the symptoms or the unpleasant taste of over-the-counter medications? Create your own remedies for congestion, sore-throat, cough, and fever with these easy recipes.>>

  • 5 Tips to Help You Care for Your Sick Child>>

    Here are some helpful hints in dealing with a bug to help your child feel better fast.>>

  • 10 Healing Herbs>>

    There’s a whole new arsenal of supplements that natural medicine experts “prescribe” for themselves and their patients—because they’re backed by compelling research that proves they really work. Your doctor isn’t likely to tell you about them, so you’ll just have to discover them for yourself. Here are the top ten natural remedies that live up to their promise.>>