Cold & Flu Season
Flu Season Update
Learn about the new recommendations about who should get a flu shot in light of last years shortages and uncertainties about this year supply of flu shots.
With all of the flu shot delays this year, you may still have not gotten your child a flu shot yet. Is it too late?
Swine Flu Update
Get an update on the swine flu pandemic and clear up your confusion about the seasonal flu vs. the swine flu strain of the flu.
Learn whether or not you should be worried about the bird flu or avian influenza and a possible H5N1 flu pandemic.
Cold and Flu Library
Be prepared for flu season, and learn the causes of the common cold. Before you become one of the many snifflers and sneezers looking for a cure for the common cold, find out how you can prevent yourself from developing cold symptoms and flu symptoms.
Learn about the symptoms of the flu, how to treat yourself, and using flu fighters, like Tamiflu and Relenza.
Information about influenza, or the flu and its treatment and prevention with the flu vaccine
Beat the Winter Bugs
Tips for preventing and controlling the symptoms of a cold or the flu.
Avoiding the Flu
According to the CDC, to help protect your family from the flu and other contagious viruses, you can avoid contact with people who are sick, stay home when you are sick, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands often, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Cough and Cold Remedies
Cold and cough remedies, including those with a decongestant, cough suppressant, and multisymptom ingredients can help to relieve symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection.
Flu Season 2011-12
Help your kids get through this year's flu season:
Flu Shots in Pregnancy
Pregnant women are considered to be a high risk group and it is recommended that they get a flu shot.
Good Behavior During the Flu Season
Our parents told us to cover our mouths when we cough. But that might not be the best strategy for flu prevention. Listen to an infection control expert discuss the new cough etiquette.
Flu or Cold?
Stuffy nose, fever, cough, muscle aches: Some would consider these flu symptoms, while others assume it's a cold. How do you distinguish between the two? Join our panel of experts as they discuss the signs, symptoms and the treatments for the dreaded and highly contagious influenza virus.
The Influenza Virus
Most of us are familiar with the symptoms of the flufever, chills, fatigue, stuffy nose, sore throat. Most of us know that it is caused by the influenza virus. And we all dread it. But just what is the flu? What makes the influenza virus so contagious? Join our panel of experts as they discuss this tinyand commonvillain.