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cold

Best germ defense: Common sense

There's a happy medium between the parent who travels with bleach and the parent who lets a kid eat mud pies.

Fighting flu? Mind your heart

Decongestants and other medicines used to treat cold and flu symptoms can sometimes exacerbate high blood pressure or heart problems.

Secrets of the soup

There's plenty of sound science behind the notion that chicken soup soothes the soul.

Winter is coming

Breathe easy as colder weather settles in. Explore these 4 tips to help you manage your asthma once snow starts flying.

Skip the cold meds for kids under 6

OTC medications don't effectively alleviate symptoms like a stuffy or runny nose, and may carry potentially dangerous side effects.

Got a cold or trying to avoid one?

Zinc and vitamin C might offer relief (and maybe prevention), but you're better off focusing on a balanced diet.

Cold especially bad? Your nose might be to blame

Could the composition of nasal bacteria and the severity of people's symptoms boil down to genetics?

Patient Story

A virtual voyage on a treacherous Sunday

Remote video conferencing lets patients stay home as they connect virtually to doctors for diagnosis.

Fighting a cold or flu? Beware of overdosing

The risk is great as people take over-the-counter medications designed to treat multiple symptoms.

Have the flu? Stay home and get care in minutes

ERs get busy as seasonal cases surge. An expert medical team directs patients to a better, more convenient option.

Low temps, little bundles

No matter what Old Man Winter throws at you, a few smart precautions will ensure your little ones stay warm when you take them out and about.

A silent, deadly invader

The risk of carbon monoxide poisoning increases in cold months. Don't become a statistic.

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