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What Your Mucus Says About Your Health

WEBMostly water, yet packed with dissolved salts, proteins, and antibodies, clear mucus also can mean your body’s in healthy mode. Your nasal tissues constantly churn …

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How to Prepare for Colds and Flu

WEBStock up on supplies. Be ready before cold and flu season starts. Load up on tissues, hand soap, hand sanitizer, and paper towels. Have extra masks on hand, as they're proven to …

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How to Treat a Cold or Flu With COVID-19

WEBIf you are hospitalized, your doctors may treat you with the antiviral medication remdesivir (Veklury). Scientists are still studying whether a coinfection makes your symptoms twice …

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What We’ve Learned About COVID-19 and Cold and Flu Season

WEBWhen COVID-19 arrived, we took measures to slow the disease – social distancing, wearing masks, and washing our hands more. These steps also helped curb …

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Who Needs the Flu Vaccine

WEBWhen a child between 6 months and 8 years old first gets a flu vaccine, they need two doses to get started, Stinchfield says. The first dose is like a primer. They’ll …

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Cold Video: The Truth About the Common Cold

WEB7 Things to Disinfect. Germs that cause colds and flu can live just about anywhere, especially places that you don’t think to clean often. Here are seven hotspots to …

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How to Soothe Your Cold Symptoms

WEBPeople ages 65 and older should get a COVID-19 booster vaccination 4 months after their last one, the CDC advised Wednesday. Video. Stopping the Spread of Germs. You don’t …

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Sleep Tips for a Cold or the Flu

WEBMake a wedge with a few pillows to prop yourself up in bed. You may breathe and sleep a little easier. Use a vaporizer or humidifier. Flu and cold symptoms dry your …

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Nighttime Coughs: Drugs and Home Remedies to Help You Sleep

WEBTry a saline or saltwater nose spray. Swallow a teaspoon of honey. (Note: This is not for babies younger than 1 year old.) Sip warm tea or soup. Suck on menthol …

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Cold and Flu Remedies: What to Sip on When You’re Sick

WEBGinger ale. While ginger in its natural form may have some cold and flu benefits, this carbonated, sugary version won't offer much relief. Soft drinks of any kind have very little …

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Teach Your Kids to Avoid Colds

WEBHand-washing for about 20 seconds can do the trick. There are only five steps to hand-washing: wet, lather, scrub, rinse, and dry. “It’s important for kids to learn …

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Can You Tell the Difference Between A Cold or Flu

WEBPhoto Credit: Pixland / Getty Images. REFERENCES: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania: "Cold vs. Flu." CDC: "CDC Says 'Take 3' Actions to Fight the Flu," …

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Cold and Flu: 8 Common Mistakes

WEBTry eating a bowl of chicken soup. Research shows that this classic may actually relieve some of those symptoms. 7. You light up. Smoking damages your lungs …

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Pollen Allergies: What You Need to Know

WEBCheck the weather. Your local weather report should give you the day’s pollen count: how much pollen is in the air and which plants are giving it off. Pollen …

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Flu Video: The Truth About The Flu

WEBArticle What Your Mucus Says About Your Health. Yes, mucus – or snot, or phlegm – is gross, but it has vital clues about your health. Learn what it might be telling you and …

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Cold and Flu: Can I Exercise

WEBMaybe. The best way to stay well is to keep your immune system strong. When you exercise, your white blood cells -- the ones that fight infections -- travel …

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