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Cold and Flu

As the winter months approach and more people spend time indoors, the chances for catching the flu or a cold from someone increases. By learning more about the symptoms of colds and the flu, as well as prevention tips, hopefully you and your family can have a healthier winter.

Cold & Flu Symptoms

It is not possible to tell the difference between a cold and the flu when you first become ill. Both the flu and a cold can be caused by a variety of different viruses. The symptoms of flu tend to become more severe than the symptoms (More)


Understanding Cold and Flu

  • Influenza Season is Here!
  • Caring for Someone with the Flu
  • CDC Says “Take 3” Actions To Fight The Flu
  • Find a Flu Vaccine Clinic Near You
  • Heart Disease and the Flu
  • It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Vaccine!
  • Recognizing Flu Symptoms
  • Treating the Flu
  • Pandemic Flu
  • Sinus Headaches
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  • Commonly Asked Questions


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  • Is it a Cold or the Flu?
  • A new Herbal Cure for the Common Cold?
  • Chicken Soup: A Cure for the Common Cold?
  • Combining Over The Counter Medications
  • Dangers of Pandemic Flu
  • Flu Shots
  • Preventing and Preparing For Pandemic Flu
  • Preventing the Flu With Good Habits: Effectiveness of Anti-Bacterial Products
  • Sinus Headaches
  • The Color of Phlegm: A Sign Your Body is Healing
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  • Additional Information

  • Symptoms and Tests
  • Treatment
  • Complications
  • The Body
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    Last Updated: Mar 07, 2014