Cold/Flu

4 Ways to Maintain Healthy Lungs

Hundreds of thousands of people across the United States suffer from heart and lung problems every year, with nearly 160,000 Americans expected to die from lung cancer, the leading cause of death from cancer in the nation. Everyone knows that smoking is a key cause of lung cancer, but there...

Summer Cold, or Allergies?

It’s the change of seasons and you have sinus pressure, runny and stuffed up nose, coughing, watery and itchy eyes. You’re sneezing and have a sore throat. You think it’s a summer cold —one of those that you get every year. Have you ever considered, however, that you may have...

Most Common Types of Coughs

There are many different ailments that carry coughs with them as a symptom. The act of coughing exists to clear your air passages and allow you to breathe more easily. You can’t always tell the reason for a cough from the way it sounds, but each kind of cough does...

Flu Season in Georgia, 2015

Each year in Georgia, flu season incites a frenzy of flu shots, missed work days and flu-related hospitalizations. This year is no different. In the first few days of January, the flu season was at its worst, according to the Department of Public Health. From January 4 to January 10...

How do I Know That I Have the Flu?

The flu season is upon us, and it looks like it is going to be a doozy. Flu vaccines this year are not as effective as they have been in the past, due to a mutation in the most common variety of the virus. This has resulted in vaccines providing...

Dry Cold Air Brings on Nosebleeds

Here we are once more, in the cold of winter, and along with that comes many health problems. Of course at this time of year colds and the flu are serious concerns, but there are more minor problems that many suffer as well. Among these problems are nosebleeds caused by...

Why You Cannot Rely on the Flu Vaccine This Year

We are in the height of the flu season, and as with every year you see signs all over the neighborhood advertising flu shots. Doctors recommend that everyone get a flu shot to keep healthy during the season, and usually flu shots are a great line of defense. This year,...

What Parents Need to Know About Human Enterovirus 68

In recent weeks, doctors at an Atlanta hospital have seen an alarming increase in the number of children they have treated for respiratory infections. According to a recent WMAZ article, the likely culprit is Enterovirus D68, or EV-D68. The first reported spike in EV-D68 cases occurred in August in Chicago...

Cold vs Flu: How Can You Tell?

Being able to distinguish between symptoms of the common cold and flu symptoms will help you determine the course of treatment much sooner, and you’ll be on your feet much sooner as well. Both ailments have some of the same symptoms, but the duration and severity differs and can vary...

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