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How You Can (and Can't) Catch the Flu

September 2018

A person who has the flu can spread it to others up to about six feet away, according to the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Three Actions to Fight the Flu

August 2018

Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease that can be very serious. Every year, millions of people get sick, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands…

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Fight Off Colds and Flu More Easily with a Good Diet

December 2017

Part of staying healthy, especially during these winter months when viruses are more common, is eating a balanced diet. Here are a few tips on…

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Is It More Than a Cold?

November 2017

Sometimes, colds and flu can lead to complications in seniors, such as secondary infections of the sinuses (sinusitis) or lungs (bronchitis, pneumonia). They also can…

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Ease Winter Cold Symptoms

October 2014

Nothing (yet) can truly cure a cold, but there are some remedies that might help ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so miserable.…

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