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  • The Effective Methods To Prevent and Treat Colds

    The Effective Methods To Prevent and Treat Colds

    Well! There are several basic and effective methods that can help you avoid colds altogether. These are really obvious, but obviously not practiced enough. 1. Stay home when you’re sick (and keep your kids home when they’re sick, too). Yup, the first step in prevention is to not go out when you’re spewing viral particles, […]

  • Hot Toddies Are the Better Recipes For Your Cold

    Hot Toddies Are the Better Recipes For Your Cold

    When it comes to winter colds, it does really a bitch. It’s already freezing outside and then your head fills up with congestion, your throat gets dry and scratchy, and a barking cough gives you sore abs. Obviously you want to cut this torture as short as possible, but turning to cough medicine might not […]

  • Epilepsy Drug Gabapentin Calms Chronic Cough

    Epilepsy Drug Gabapentin Calms Chronic Cough Nearly 3 in 4 Users Had Improved Quality-of-Life Scores By Salynn BoylesWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Aug. 27, 2012 — A drug used to treat epilepsy and chronic pain after shingles also appears to be effective for another persistent condition: chronic cough. About 1 in 10 […]

  • Half of Pregnant Women, Newborns Risk Flu

    Half of Pregnant Women, Newborns Risk Flu By Daniel J. DeNoonWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Sept. 27, 2012 — Half of pregnant women don’t get flu shots, putting themselves and their child at risk of severe flu. The finding comes from a CDC survey showing that during last year’s flu season, 53% […]

  • CDC: Flu Hitting Harder This Year

    CDC: Flu Hitting Harder This Year By Robert LowesMedscape Medical News Jan. 11, 2013 — Flu is hitting the nation harder than it did at this time last year, but it could be peaking in some parts of the country, the CDC said today. CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, said Americans who haven’t yet […]

  • Flu Continues to Wane, but Deaths Still Epidemic

    Flu Continues to Wane, but Deaths Still Epidemic By Robert LowesMedscape Medical News Jan. 25, 2012 — Flu activity continues to fall in the U.S. even as the death toll, which lags behind the infection rate, continues to rise, according to the CDC. Through the third week of 2013 ending on Jan. 19, the percentage […]

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2013

    Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2013 FDA Issues Warning on Unapproved Flu Product … Proposed Study Would Examine NFL Players’ Health Issues … Ground Beef Linked to Salmonella Outbreak: CDC WebMD News from HealthDay Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Issues Warning on Unapproved […]

  • Flu Still Flexing Its Muscle in Western States

    Flu Still Flexing Its Muscle in Western States By Robert LowesMedscape Medical News Feb. 1, 2013 — The flu continues to wane on a nationwide basis, but don’t tell that to residents of the western United States. Of the 24 states reporting high levels of flu-like illness, 19 were west of the Mississippi River for […]

  • Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu’s Spread

    Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu WebMD News from HealthDay By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) — As the flu season continues to pack a punch for some Americans, new research suggests there might be a simple way to reduce the risk for infection in an indoor setting: hike up […]

  • 5 Ways to Stop Colds From Spreading in Your Family

    5 Ways to Stop Colds From Spreading in Your Family By R. Morgan GriffinWebMD Feature Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD When you’ve got a family, even a run-of-the-mill cold can be a lot of trouble. As it spreads from one person to the next in your family, that one crummy cold virus can disrupt […]

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