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Holiday Uptick in Severe H1N1 Swine Flu

Holiday Uptick in Severe H1N1 Swine Flu

H1N1 swine flu is still here, the CDC warns. The holidays saw an uptick in severe H1N1 disease.......[Read More]
Flu: Diagnosis & Tests

Flu: Diagnosis & Tests

Influenza, aka “the flu,” is a highly contagious virus that can race through schools, offices, or nursing homes. These articles provide basics on flu risks and prevention.......[Read More]
How to Treat a Wheezing Cold

How to Treat a Wheezing Cold

Wheezing colds are characterized by coughing that causes shortness of breath, heavy contraction of the chest and a wheezing sound. They are common in people who suffer from asthma but they can also occur in those with allergies or who are heavy smokers.......[Read More]
What Is Behavioral Intervention?

What Is Behavioral Intervention?

Over the years tactics centering on addressing childhood behavioral issues have undergone a steady evolution. From the reactionary responses of the past that employed authoritarian strategies, the genre has moved forward to use new, more constructive, philosophies when dealing with the behavioral i......[Read More]
Where to Find a Flu Shot Near You

Where to Find a Flu Shot Near You

You know you want a flu shot, but aren't sure where to find one. If you don't want to go to the doctor or can't make it there, you can still find a flu shot near you.......[Read More]
Is Your Earache Just a Cold or an Ear Infection?

Is Your Earache Just a Cold or an Ear Infection?

WebMD explains the difference between earaches caused by a cold and those caused by an ear infection.......[Read More]
Flu Shots & Alzheimer's Disease

Flu Shots & Alzheimer's Disease

Multiple studies have called into question the safety of mercury in vaccines. While most vaccines have eliminated this hazardous substance, 10-count flu shots still contain 25 micrograms per dose of mercury. This ingredient has created a controversy that has caused many citizens to avoid obtaining a......[Read More]
Ear Infection Health Center

Ear Infection Health Center

Find in-depth information on ear infections, including symptoms ranging from ear pain to fever.......[Read More]
How to Just Feel Better When You are Sick - Cold & Flu Remedies

How to Just Feel Better When You are Sick - Cold & Flu Remedies

There are lots of ways to just feel better when it's cold and flu season again. Though there isn't yet a cure, there are things you can do to just feel better, and lessen the length and severity. Here's what I do to help myself.........[Read More]
Senate Debates $8 Billion for Bird Flu Plan

Senate Debates $8 Billion for Bird Flu Plan

Senate Democrats are pushing for an $8 billion bird flu preparedness package.......[Read More]
FDA Mulls Limits on Kids' Cough Medicine

FDA Mulls Limits on Kids' Cough Medicine

Consumer groups and medical experts called on the FDA to pull children's cough and cold medications off the market or make them available only by prescription.......[Read More]
Bird Flu TV Movie: Grim Worst Case

Bird Flu TV Movie: Grim Worst Case

A TV movie about bird flu contains some errors, but also some painful truths.......[Read More]
Flu Prevention for Teachers

Flu Prevention for Teachers

Because teachers come in contact with so many children on a daily basis, they are at a high risk for catching colds and the flu. The flu can be an especially debilitating illness that can keep a teacher out of the classroom for days. And when the teacher is sick, children often don't learn. So it's ......[Read More]
H1N1 Flu: Interim Guidance for People With Heart Disease, Stroke, or Cardiovascular Disease

H1N1 Flu: Interim Guidance for People With Heart Disease, Stroke, or Cardiovascular Disease

This article is important for people with heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular disease who get the H1N1 swine flu.......[Read More]
Flu Vaccine Safety

Flu Vaccine Safety

Influenza, or the flu, is a respiratory infection that can be caused by several viruses. Approximately 5-20 percent of people in the United States contract the flu each year. The flu vaccine is a safe way to decrease your chances of getting the flu.......[Read More]
Cold & Flu Features

Cold & Flu Features

Find in-depth feature stories on Cold and Flu Health at WebMD......[Read More]
Homeopathic Cures for the Flu Virus

Homeopathic Cures for the Flu Virus

Ultimately a bout with the flu is not going to be cured by any over-the-counter or prescription medicine. These treatments will simply alleviate the symptoms and allow you to weather the sickness so your own immune system can attack the virus. It's not a bad idea to use natural, homeopathic approach......[Read More]
Binge Drinking May Weaken Immune System, Study Suggests

Binge Drinking May Weaken Immune System, Study Suggests

But whether this makes you more vulnerable to colds or flu isn't known......[Read More]
All About the Pandemic H1N1 Flu Vaccine

All About the Pandemic H1N1 Flu Vaccine

Do you need an H1N1 flu vaccine? Find out what you need to know about the H1N1 vaccine, when you might be able to get one and how it will help you.......[Read More]
Echinacea for the Common Cold

Echinacea for the Common Cold

WebMD explores the use of the herb echinacea to prevent and treat the common cold.......[Read More]