How Long Does the Flu Shot Last? Here's What Experts Say

If you find yourself with those typical flu-like symptoms—fever, chills, nasal congestion, the works—you might start worrying that you've come down with the flu (yep, ). ...

The Simple Way to Get a Flu Shot for Free

When you think of the flu, the cost of getting sick probably isn’t the first thing that jumps to mind. But coming down with the virus can prove pricey. ...

Ebola, Ice Bucket Challenge Are Most-Talked-About Facebook Topics for 2014

If you went on Facebook at any point this summer, your news feed was likely filled with videos of your friends dumping ice buckets on their heads, all in the name of ALS research. Turns out the Ice Bucket Challenge generated more Facebook mentions than any other topic in 2014—except one: the Ebola virus. ...

Here's What Adults Need to Know About Croup This Cold and Flu Season

Croup is a condition that affects your upper respiratory airways–the windpipe, bronchial tubes, and vocal cords. With croup (technically called laryngotracheobronchitis), the airways swell and narrow, making it uncomfortable–and sometimes difficult–to breathe and producing a characteristic bark-like cough. ...

Holiday Health Myths: Sugar, Suicides, and Cold-Weather Clothes

By Amanda MacMillanWEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2008 (Health.com) — The holiday season is a great time for family, friends, and well, old wives' tales: Who hasn’t been told to wear a hat because you lose the most heat from your head? Or to keep kids away from poisonous poinsettias? ...

Google Flu Suggests Influenza Season Picking Up Speed

Google.org By Theresa TamkinsWEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2009 (Health.com) —...

Should You Take Tamiflu? Here’s What to Know

Every year when flu season rolls around, you're probably tempted to spend a good hour or two consulting with Dr. Google about what drugs could help at the first (fever, chest pain, body chills). Or not. Let’s face it, the flu renders almost everybody useless, and you probably feel miserable enough to take...

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