March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant

Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The common cold can be deadly for patients recovering from bone marrow transplants, a new study warns. After a bone marrow transplant, patients have weakened immune systems. This puts them at risk for infections that aren’t a major

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March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Strep Throat Complications

Possible complications of untreated or partially treated strep throat infection are: Formation of an abscess behind the throat (retro-pharyngeal abscess) due to untreated or under-treated strep throat infection can lead to severe illness causing pain in throat and neck, difficulty swallowing, and potential respiratory compromise. These abscesses may need to

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March 16, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Black Americans More Likely to Skip Flu Shot

Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More than half of American adults don’t get an annual flu shot, and black Americans are even less likely to do so because of concerns about side effects, researchers report. Campaigns advocating annual free flu shots should not

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February 28, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Cold, Flu, Allergy Treatments

Making Sense of OTC Cold and Cough Medications Unsure about the hundreds of cold and flu preparations on the drugstore shelves? You’re not alone. Deciding among the OTC (over-the-counter) remedies for cold, flu, or allergy symptoms can be intimidating, and a basic understanding of the types of drugs included in

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February 24, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Health Tip: Identifying Signs of the Common Cold

Latest Cold and Flu News (HealthDay News) — Feeling under the weather? It’s important to know whether you the common cold or something more serious. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says common-cold symptoms may include: The common cold is most likely during winter and spring, though you

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February 17, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s not perfect, but this year’s flu vaccine is a fairly good match for the circulating viruses, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Overall, the vaccine is 48 percent effective. For the predominant circulating influenza

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