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The comeback kid

The flu bug hit 3-year-old Jase so hard he ended up on life support, fighting for his life.

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.

Beware the ball pit

Scientists took a few samples from these colorful play areas and tested them in a lab. The conclusion: Well, read on.

Flu shot hits the mark

This year's dose is about 50 percent effective against the predominant flu strain, vastly outperforming last year's formulation.

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.

Flu is on the rise

Flu season is ramping up. Luckily there’s still time to get vaccinated. But do it soon.

Expecting? Get the flu shot  

Flu season is upon us. Now is the time to protect yourself and your loved ones—and the little one on the way.

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.

CDC warns of polio-like virus striking U.S. kids

Doctor: 'We need to pay attention to this, because the long-term consequences the children and their parents suffer is immense.'

Think you have the flu? 

There's a time for bed rest and a time to see the doctor. And then there's a time to head to the ER.

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.

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