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Colds and Chronic Medical Conditions

Colds and Chronic Medical Conditions

A common cold can aggravate chronic medical conditions. WebMD explains how to prevent more serious health problems if you have a cold.......[Read More]
Prevention & Treatment for the Cold & Flu

Prevention & Treatment for the Cold & Flu

The common cold is annoying and can make you feel lousy; but it usually is not dangerous. Suffering from the flu or influenza can put you in bed for two or three days and up to a week; the flu can be deadly in those who have suppressed immune systems, in young children or the elderly. Both condition......[Read More]
Ways to Avoid Getting Sick During Flu Season

Ways to Avoid Getting Sick During Flu Season

"The flu" is any illness caused by the influenza virus. There are many strains of the virus, causing illnesses ranging from very mild to potentially life-threatening. Flu can hit at any time of year, but epidemics tend to recur at regular intervals. These episodic flu outbreaks are referred to as se......[Read More]
Sore Throat and Other Throat Problems-Prevention

Sore Throat and Other Throat Problems-Prevention

There is no sure way to prevent a sore throat. But these tips may help.......[Read More]
Why Won’t My Cold Go Away?

Why Won’t My Cold Go Away?

Can’t shake that cold? WebMD explains what things you might be doing that could make it stick around.......[Read More]
Echinacea

Echinacea

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of Echinacea including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Flu Symptoms

Flu Symptoms

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of flu symptoms including medical references, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Bird Flu Vaccine Works in Humans

Bird Flu Vaccine Works in Humans

Scientists have created a vaccine that prevents bird flu in humans.......[Read More]
Natural Dry Cough Remedy

Natural Dry Cough Remedy

Cold weather often brings illness, and with the flu can come a nasty cough. Even after recovering, a dry cough can still linger and is irritating to cope with on a daily basis. Cough drops and over-the-counter medicine are great temporary fixes, but sometimes a simple home remedy is all you need to ......[Read More]
What Is Cryo Surgery?

What Is Cryo Surgery?

Cryosurgery is a procedure that is used to destroy abnormal cells on the cervix. These are atypical cells that may lead to cervical cancer if not removed by a medical professional. If the cervical cells are showing malformations, a doctor may recommend a colposcopy, which is a biopsy of small sectio......[Read More]
The Ultimate "What to Do When You're Sick" List

The Ultimate "What to Do When You're Sick" List

When you get sick, do you know what to do? About.com's Cold and Flu Expert gives you the complete list of what you can and can't do when you're sick.......[Read More]
Cold Remedies With Pepper

Cold Remedies With Pepper

Adding cayenne pepper to foods is a wonderful home remedy to help cure the cold.cayenne pepper image by Simone van den Berg from Fotolia.comA cold is a viral infection that can make your nose runny or stuffy, your throat sore and even make you cough up phlegm. Before you reach for.........[Read More]
What Are Symptoms of the Flu?

What Are Symptoms of the Flu?

Influenza (of "flu", for short) is a viral infection that is similar to the common cold, though it is much more intense. It requires more immediate care than that of other minor illnesses. The flu can be contracted by anyone, but children, elderly adults, and those with weak immune systems are more ......[Read More]
Cold and Flu IQ

Cold and Flu IQ

Our guide to the most common misconceptions about what causes colds and flu's -- and how to prevent and treat them.......[Read More]
Active Ingredients in Robitussin Cough Medicine

Active Ingredients in Robitussin Cough Medicine

Robitussin cough medicine is an over-the-counter medication manufactured by Wyeth Consumer Healthcare. It comes in a variety of preparations and strengths and is significantly effective in reducing coughing, according to ChestJournal.com.......[Read More]
How to Replace a Brick Facade

How to Replace a Brick Facade

Most brick houses today are wood-framed structures with a veneer or façade of brick, to look like the solid brick walls once used to build houses. Brick is a durable material, but over time it can be damaged by water and other weather. The mortar holding the bricks can deteriorate and weaken.......[Read More]
Flu Prevention Medicines

Flu Prevention Medicines

Seasonal influenza affects up to 20 percent of the population each year, resulting in lost time from work and school, and typically up to a week of feeling simply miserable. Although most people recover on their own, influenza (or flu) can be a serious illness to reckon with. In the United States, a......[Read More]
How to Treat Chest Congestion & Cold

How to Treat Chest Congestion & Cold

There's no cure for the common cold, but there are ways to treat cold symptoms and get rid of congestion. Common symptoms of a cold include body aches, fever, coughing, runny nose and a sore throat. Sufferers deal with chest or nasal congestion due to the accumulation of mucus. But fortunately, ther......[Read More]
Asthma and Colds

Asthma and Colds

Learn more from WebMD about cold and asthma symptoms - where they overlap, and when to call the doctor.......[Read More]
Swine Flu Vaccine Fast Track

Swine Flu Vaccine Fast Track

Pandemic swine flu vaccine should be fast-tracked, with vaccinations starting in mid-September, according to a recommendation by the National Biodefense Safety Board.......[Read More]