October 30, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu
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Is Tonsillitis Contagious?

Title: Is Tonsillitis Contagious?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/7/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

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October 27, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu
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With Severe Flu Season Lurking, Shots a Must

Title: With Severe Flu Season Lurking, Shots a MustCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

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October 16, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu
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Health Tip: Flu Shot 101

(HealthDay News) — Every winter, many Americans become sick with the flu. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months get the flu shot each year, particularly people with weakened immune systems and those at increased risk for flu’s complications. Latest

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October 10, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu
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Is Sore Throat (Pharyngitis) Contagious?

Take the Cold & Flu Quiz Do Flu Shots Cause Flu? Is It a Cold or The Flu? What is pharyngitis? Pharngitis is medical term for a sore throat. Pharyngitis is an inflammation of the pharynx (throat) that results in throat discomfort, pain and/or throat scratchiness; in some individuals it

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October 09, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu
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No Drop in Flu Vaccinations Since Nasal Spray Withdrawn

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Oct. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Discontinuation of the pain-free nasal spray flu vaccine hasn’t led to a drop in childhood influenza vaccination — at least not in Oregon. In 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s advisory

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October 05, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu
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Scientists Learn How Flu Virus Changes So Quickly

TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have pinpointed a mechanism that helps flu viruses mutate rapidly, which could lead to new ways to fight the flu. Latest Cold and Flu News Because flu viruses mutate quickly, flu vaccines have to be redesigned every year. The MIT researchers found

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