March 30, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

A Lonely Heart Could Worsen a Cold

Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A cold is never fun, but it’s even more misery for folks who feel lonely, new research suggests. “We think this is important, particularly because of the economic burden associated with the common cold,” said study co-author Angie

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March 23, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Health Tip: Check Your Child’s Temperature

Latest Cold and Flu News (HealthDay News) — If you think your child might have a fever, it’s important to take the child’s temperature correctly. The Mayo Clinic offers these guidelines: From birth to 3 months of age, you’ll get the most accurate reading using a digital thermometer and taking

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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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