Influenza (flu) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, fatigue, and muscle aches. The flu may be prevented with an annual influenza vaccination. Read more: Flu (Influenza) Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Loss of Taste Sensation
- Fatigue, Tiredness, and Lethargy
- Chronic Cough
- Runny Nose
- Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
- Swollen Tonsils
- Nasal Congestion
- Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
- Flu (Influenza)
- How to Choose a Doctor
- Chronic Sore Throat
- Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment
- Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment
- Flu: Fighting the Flu Without the Shot
- Cold & Flu FAQs
- Contagious FAQs
- Killer Cold Virus (Adenovirus Strains)
- Amoeba: Naegleria fowleri Brain Infection Rare but Fatal
- Bird Flu: Rapid Lab Test Available for Diagnosis
- Tamiflu for Bird Flu?
- Flu Vaccine 2000 - Why The Shortage?
- Metapneumovirus, New Cause of Flu
- Nasal Flu Vaccine for Children
- Vaccine Mess Alert
- Flu: Waiting for Flu Shots, a Real Reality Show
- Flu Shot Fiasco, Critical Incident Report
- Shortness of Breath & VP Cheney
- Hotel Hygiene: Is Your Hotel Making You Sick?
- Swine Flu: One New York City Pediatrician's View
- Swine Flu: How a Hospital Prepares for Patients
- Swine Flu Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Vaccination
- What to Do if You Think You Have H1N1 Swine Flu Virus
- H1N1 Swine Flu Can Infect Some Pets
- Patient Story: Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
- Is Reye Syndrome Less Common than It Used to Be?
- Why Is It Called Reye's Syndrome?
- What Is Tamiflu?
- Flu Shot Side Effects
- Flu Shots - Next Big Influenza Outbreak
- Bird Flu: What Is Bird Flu? Should We Be Concerned?
- How Does a Person Catch Swine Flu?
- OTC Cold and Cough Medications
- Flu: What to Do if You Get the Flu
- When to Call the Doctor for Fever, Nausea, Diarrhea, Colds, and Coughs
- Air Travel, Colds, and Sinus Infections
- Influenza A (H3N2)v: What Goes Around Comes Around
- Flu Free: How to Fend Off the Flu
Medications & Supplements
- zanamivir inhaler - oral, Relenza
- cromolyn - oral, Gastrocrom
- ketoprofen - oral, Orudis
- oseltamivir suspension - oral, Tamiflu
- ibuprofen - oral, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin
- rimantadine - oral, Flumadine
- ibuprofen chewable - oral, Advil, Children's Advil, Motri
- influenza virus vaccine live - nasal, FluMist
- naproxen - oral, Anaprox, Naprosyn
- cromolyn liquid - oral, Gastrocrom
- ibuprofen suspension - oral, Children's Advil, Children's M
- oseltamivir - oral, Tamiflu
- CLONIDINE 0.025MG-ORAL
- erythromycin (Ery-Tab, PCE)
- benzonatate (Tessalon Perles, Zonatuss - discontinued in the US)
- Keflex vs. Penicillin
- meropenem (Merrem)
- hydrocodone (Zohydro ER)
- oseltamivir, Tamiflu
- amantadine (Symmetrel - Discontinued)
- hydrocodone/homatropine (Hycodan [discontinued] Tussigon)
- zanamivir, Relenza
- influenza vaccine live intranasal; FluMist, FluMist Quadrivalent
- expectorant/decongestant/narcotic antitussive/acetaminophen-oral
- influenza virus vaccine - syringe intradermal, Fluzone
- acetaminophen/phenyltoloxamine-oral, Dologesic, Flextra-650, Novagesic, Rhinoflex, Staflex
- influenza virus vaccine - intramuscular, Afluria, Fluarix, Flublok, Flu
- Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil)
- rimantadine, Flumadine
Prevention & Wellness
- Arm Yourself Against the Coming Flu Season
- Getting Flu Shot Annually Won't Undermine Its Effectiveness in Kids
- Roll Up Your Sleeves to Avoid the Flu
- Flu Activity Is Low -- For Now
- FDA Gives OK to First New Flu Drug in 20 Years
- Health Tip: Flu 101
- Don't Become a Flu Statistic. Get Vaccinated
- Vaccines Are Critical If You Have Diabetes
- Flu Season Lingers in Big Cities
- Working Out When Under the Weather
- 80,000 Americans Died From Flu Last Year
- We All Carry a Personal Cloud of Germs, Chemicals
- A Needle-Free Flu Vaccine in the Mail? It Might Happen
- New One-Dose Flu Drug Shows Promise
- All Children Should Receive Flu Vaccine ASAP, Doctors Advise
- Steer Clear of Obese Friends With the Flu
- New Flu Drug Fast-Tracked by FDA
- Newer Flu Vaccine Only Slight More Effective in Seniors: FDA
- Who Will and Who Won't Get the Flu?
- Pediatricians Back Flu Shot, Not Nasal Spray Vaccine
- Humidity Won't Hamper Spread of Flu Virus
- Could Rover Unleash a Flu Pandemic?
- Many, But Not All, Hospitals Require Flu Shots for Staffers
- Even a 'Bad' Flu Vaccine Could Save 61,000 Lives: Study
- With Warmer Weather Comes Wrap-Up of Severe Flu Season
- End of Brutal Flu Season in Sight
- More Bad Flu News: It May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk
- Study Debunks Link Between Tamiflu and Teen Suicide
- Flu Season Finally Slowing Down
- Nasty Flu Season Easing Up
- Fighting a Cold or Flu? Beware of Overdosing on Tylenol
- Young Men Face Higher Risk for Rare Flu Complication
- Nasty Flu Season Shows More Signs of Slowing
- Flu Shot a Lifesaver for Heart Failure Patients
- Health Tip: When to Seek Medical Care if You Have the Flu
- Why Was This Year's Flu Shot So Weak? FDA Wants to Know
- Why the Flu Makes You Feel So Miserable
- Drug That Kills Flu in One Day Approved In Japan
- Flu Season Shows More Signs of Slowing
- Even Hidden Flu May Trigger Trouble After Heart Surgery
- Flu Shot During Pregnancy Poses No Harm to Baby
- CDC Says Flu Vaccine Just 25 Percent Effective Against Leading Strain
- How to Spare Family and Coworkers Your Flu Misery
- A Bad Flu Season Keeps Getting Worse
- Shining a Deadly New Light on Airborne Flu Virus
- It's a Century Since the 1918 Flu Pandemic - Could It Happen Again?
- Weak Vaccine Making Flu Season Even Tougher, CDC Says
- Just How Bad Is This Flu Season? Experts Weigh In
- Flu Season One of the Worst in a Decade: CDC
- Health Tip: Traveling During Flu Season
- Progress on 'Universal' Vaccine Against Leading Flu Strain
- More Bad News on Flu: It's Tied to Higher Heart Attack Risk
- Too Few Older, Hospitalized Patients Getting Flu Tests
- Severe Flu Season, Tough Winter a Double Whammy for Blood Banks
- Flu May Be Spread By Just Breathing
- Severe Flu Cases Just Keep Rising: CDC
- Scientists Seek a Better Flu Vaccine
- How to Fight the Flu This Season
- Severe Flu Season Tightens Its Grip on U.S.
- Annual Flu Shots Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital
- Most Seniors Think Flu Shot a Must for Nursing Home Staff
- Health Tip: Things to Know About This Year's Flu Shot
- Flu Vaccine Could Work as Well as Last Year's Shot: Study
- Flu Shot Safe Even With an Egg Allergy
- Flu Kills 646,000 People Worldwide Each Year: Study
- Are Men Just 'Babies' When They Get the Flu? Maybe Not
- Health Tip: If You Get the Flu While Pregnant
- Next Flu Pandemic Could Appear in Spring or Summer: Study
- Tough Flu Season Ahead: Vaccine May Only Be 10 Percent Effective
- Flu Can Have Dangerous Domino Effect on Older Adults
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- Flu Shot Could Help Your Kid Avoid Hospital
- Will This Year's Flu Shot Be as Weak as Last Season's?
- Health Tip: Prevent Germs at the Doctor's Office
- With Severe Flu Season Lurking, Shots a Must
- Health Tip: Flu Shot 101
- No Drop in Flu Vaccinations Since Nasal Spray Withdrawn
- Flu Shot Key for People With Diabetes
- Scientists Learn How Flu Virus Changes So Quickly
- It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot Again
- When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member
- Semen Harbors Wide Range of Viruses
- Could Swine Flu Be Linked to Type 1 Diabetes?
- Put Flu Shot on the Back-to-School Checklist
- Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards
- Have Fun at the Fair, But Don't Pet the Pigs
- Researchers Developing Early Detection Test for Lyme Disease
- Health Tip: Flu Season is Around the Corner
- Recent Flu Shot Shouldn't Prevent Vaccination During Pregnancy
- High-Dose Flu Shot May Help Nursing Home Residents Avoid Hospital
- The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs
- Bye-Bye Flu Shot, Hello Patch?
- Immunizations for High Flyin' Travelers
- Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study
- Flu Shot Falls Short More Often for Obese People: Study
- Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too
- Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?
- More Cases of Tick-Borne Powassan Disease Expected in U.S. This Year
- Elton John Recovering From Serious Infection
- Some Surprising Sources of Germs
- Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter
- Flu Season All But Over in U.S.
- When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too
- Scientists Probe Zika's Path to the Fetus
- Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated
- Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows
- Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes
- Black Americans More Likely to Skip Flu Shot
- Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study
- Do You Need an Antibiotic?
- Many Americans Unaware of 'Superbug' Threat: Poll
- Don't Skip Veggies in Winter
- Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC
- Eczema May Leave Some Flu Shots Less Effective, Study Finds
- Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC
- 8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs
- U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations
- U.S. Vaccine Guidelines for Flu, HPV Updated
- Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure
- Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy During Winter
- Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC
- Fate of Lesser-Known Obamacare Benefits Not Known
- Flu Cases Starting to Spread: CDC
- 8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus
- Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu
- Health Tip: Feeling Under the Weather?
- Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu
- Common Viruses a Deadly Threat at Nursing Homes
- Flu Season Starting to Peak
- Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing
- CDC: Flu Season Has Started, Could Be Severe
- Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell
- Flu Shots Are Worth It
- Health Tip: When a Child Is Sick
- Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head
- Health Tip: Who Needs a Flu Shot?
- Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season
- More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed
- More Doctors Willing to Hide Mistakes, Survey Says
- U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study
- Are You Ready for Flu Season?
- Can a Community's 'Well-Being' Help You Live Longer?
- Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu
- Why You Need a Flu Shot Now
- Health Tip: Need Pain Relief?
- What Twins Are Teaching the Rest of Us
- Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary
- Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot
- Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC
- More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC
- How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu
- Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses
- More Must Be Done to Fight 'Superbugs': U.S. Gov't Report
- Clinton: 'I Didn't Think It Was Going to Be That Big a Deal'
- Pediatricians' Group Advises Against Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine
- More Parents Believe Vaccines Are Unnecessary
- Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?
- Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
- Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks: Study
- Toys Remain Viral Playground for 24 Hours
- FDA Asks How Safe Is That Hand Sanitizer?
- Boston's Subways Packed With Germs
- CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective
- Childhood Vaccinations Rarely Spur Seizures, Study Finds
- Prince Died From Fentanyl Overdose
- Flu Shot Helps Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospital
- Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not
- Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2
- Day Care Babies Catch Stomach Bugs Earlier, But Get Fewer Later
- With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything
- Mom Was Right: A Good Night's Sleep Helps Keep You Healthy
- A Mild Flu Season, and the End Is in Sight: CDC
- Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk
- Flu Season Hasn't Peaked Yet
- Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study
- Health Tip: Warding Off the Flu When You Have Asthma
- Paid Sick Leave May Help Health of Whole Family
- Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds
- Flu Season Continues to Be Mild: CDC
- Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests
- Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows
- Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
- Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study
- For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted Catch
- Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC
- Flu Season Stays Mild, With Slow Uptick in Activity
- Women May Have Better Flu Defenses
- Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter
- U.S. Flu Activity Remains Low: CDC
- Zika Virus: What You Should Know
- It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot
- New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015
- Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDC
- Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness
- Majority of U.S. Hospitals Don't Require Flu Shots for Staffers: Survey
- How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season
- Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDC
- Health Tip: Who Gets Pneumonia?
- Ah-Choo! Sneeze 'Cloud' Quickly Covers a Room, Study Finds
- Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines
- Too Much TV Linked to Leading Causes of Death
- Prepare Yourself for Cold, Flu Season
- Health Tip: Considering Cough Medicine?
- Stereotypes Can Hurt a Patient's Care
- It's Time for Your Flu Shot
- Study Links Flu Vaccine to Short-Term Drop in Stroke Risk
- Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia
- Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study
- This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC
- Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be
- Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: Study
- New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots
- Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay
- Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds
- Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds
- Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine
- CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade
- Start of School Year Calls for Vaccine Check
- Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections
- Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice
- Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents
- Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This Summer
- Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study
- Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids
- Another Tick-Borne Illness Documented in Northeast
- CDC Tweaking Flu Vaccine for Better Protection
- Blood Test Could Reveal Your Viral History
- Many Americans Under 50 Living With Cold Sore Virus
- 'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds
- Experimental Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Hepatitis C
- Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study
- Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?
- When to Keep Kids Home From School
- Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season
- Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study
- Airport Screenings Miss Roughly Half of Sick Travelers: Study
- Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC
- Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This Year
- A Doctor's Advice, a Patient's Race Influence Flu Shot Rates
- Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Deadly Bird Flu
- Many States Still in Flu's Grip, But Some Areas Report Declines
- Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine
- Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC
- Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds
- Flu Remains Widespread in Much of U.S.
- Health Tip: Could You Have the Flu?
- Only 23 Percent Protection From This Year's Flu Vaccine
- CDC: Flu Vaccine Not Very Effective This Season
- Tips for Steering Clear of Flu
- Bad Flu Season Continues to Take Toll, Especially Among the Young and Old
- Flu Season May Not Have Peaked: CDC
- Binge Drinking May Weaken Immune System, Study Suggests
- Flu: Bad Season Getting Worse
- FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu
- Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported
- Health Tip: Taking Care of Someone With Flu
- Rapivab Approved to Help Treat Flu
- Flu Activity Up, Some Schools Closing
- 'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults
- Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection
- Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study
- Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot
- More Young Adults Getting Preventive Care After Obamacare, Study Finds
- Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response
- This Year's Flu Vaccine Less Effective Than Hoped
- Kids Who Were Preemies More Vulnerable to Flu Complications: Study
- Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now
- Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?
- Health Tip: When to Call the Doctor About a Cold or Flu
- Survey Reveals Concerns Over Ebola
- Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say
- Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too
- Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
- Ebola Vaccines May Be Deployed in West Africa by January, Officials Say
- Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children
- Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself
- Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet
- Hepatitis C Combo Pill May Cure Those Who Can Afford It
- Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu'
- 29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids
- Health Tip: Help Keep Germs at Bay
- Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu
- Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People
- Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says
- Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older
- Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC
- Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of Ear Infection
- Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States
- Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise
- Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says
- Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
- All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
- High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study
- Classroom Hand Sanitizers Don't Curb Absences, Study Finds
- WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a 'Public Health Emergency'
- When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
- Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately
- For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization
- Current Bird Flu Has Pandemic Potential
- People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year
- Health Tip: Seniors Need Preventive Care
- Windshield Washer Fluid May Be Source of Legionnaires' Disease
- Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season
- Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds
- FAQ: The Deadly Ebola Virus
- Tamiflu Saved Lives During Swine Flu Pandemic, Study Confirms
- Flu Can Infect Many Without Causing Symptoms: Study
- State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC
- Flu Shot May Lower Stroke Risk, Too
- Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC
- There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot
- Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study
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- College Students Should Get a Flu Shot
- Health Tip: Antiviral Can Help Manage Flu
- Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot: Experts
- Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands
- Meet Henry the Hand: A Crusading Doctor's Right-Hand Man
- Most With Hepatitis C May Soon Find Hope in New Treatments
- U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb
- Ease Up on Workouts to Aid Flu Recovery, Expert Says
- Liquid Tamiflu for Kids in Short Supply
- Tamiflu Shortage Again
- Temporary Fever May Occur When Kids Under 2 Get 2 Shots at Once
- Can Bacterial Infections During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
- Health Tip: Don't Take Too Much Acetaminophen
- Cancer Patients Vulnerable to Complications From Flu
- H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S.
- Testosterone May Undermine Flu Shot's Effectiveness for Men
- New Insights Into Sleeping Disorder Narcolepsy
- Antibacterial Soaps & Body Washes: FAQ
- FDA Wants Tighter Rules on Antibacterial Soaps, Body Washes
- Flu Vaccine Prevented 6.6 Million Illnesses Last Season: CDC
- New Flu Vaccine May Provide More Protection to Kids
- Princeton Students Safe to Travel Despite Meningitis Outbreak: CDC
- Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study
- Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health?
- Taiwan Woman 1st Human Infected With New Strain of Bird Flu
- Gelatin Allergy May Mean Extra Care Is Needed With Flu Shot
- With Flu Season Here, Docs Offer Tips to Stay Healthy
- Closing Chinese Poultry Markets Stalled Bird Flu's Spread to People
- Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds
- Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .
- Your Flu Shot May Also Help Your Heart
- Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body
- Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study
- Egg Allergy No Obstacle to Child's Flu Shot, CDC Says
- Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study
- Medicare, Medicaid To Keep Running Despite U.S. Government Shutdown
- CDC Reports More Americans Getting Flu Shots
- It's Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot, Doctor Says
- Could Immune Cell Discovery Lead to Universal Flu Vaccine?
- Gene Testing Helps Sort Out Bacterial, Viral Infections
- Medicaid Patients Behind Jump in California ER Visits, Study Finds
- New Choices for Seasonal Flu Vaccines
- Informed Patients Can Help Stem Antibiotic Overuse
- Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say
- Could Flu Shots Help Prevent Heart Attacks?
- First Vaccine Against 4 Flu Strains Ready to Ship
- FDA Warns of Rare Skin Reactions to Acetaminophen
- Country Singer Randy Travis Suffers a Stroke
- Month of Conception Might Raise Odds of Premature Birth: Study
- H7N9 Bird Flu Transmits From Person to Person, Study Finds
- Tick-Borne Illness Babesiosis a Hazard for Seniors
- New Tick-Borne Illness May Be Misdiagnosed
- Flu Spreads Quickest Among Kids, Teachers, Health-Care Workers
- Flu Vaccine Protects Millions Annually: CDC
- Saliva May Improve With Age for Flu Protection
- Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC
- Flu Shots at School Boost Vaccination Rates, Study Finds
- Simple Mutations Could Make Flu Viruses More Deadly: Studies
- Doubling Tamiflu Dose for Severe Flu Doesn't Help: Study
- Gene Therapy May Protect Against Flu Pandemics
- Health Highlights: May 28, 2013
- New China Bird Flu May Be Resistant to Tamiflu
- H1N1 Flu Virus Detected in Seals Off California Coast
- Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children
- Flu Season Continues to Wind Down
- Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness
- Flu Infections Continue to Decline
- Winter Weather Plays a Role in Spring Allergies, Expert Says
- Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu's Spread
- Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC
- Cold and Flu Sufferers Should Ease Back Into Fitness Routine
- Little-Known Respiratory Infection Sends Many Kids to Hospital
- Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says
- Hand Sanitizers: Do They Help Stop All Germs?
- Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors
- Beware Fake Flu Treatments, FDA Warns
- Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC
- Will Climate Change Mean Worse Flu Seasons?
- Doubling Up on Cold, Flu Remedies May Harm Liver
- People Can Emit Flu Germs in Air Up to 6 Feet Away, Study Finds
- What Food Made You Sick?
- Flu Continues to Wane, but Deaths Still Epidemic
- New Strain of Norovirus Spreading Quickly in U.S.
- People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts
- Controversial Bird Flu Research to Resume
- Health Tip: Coping With the Flu
- Health Tip: Help Protect Kids from Flu
- Health Tip: Protect Against Flu During Pregnancy
- Got the Flu? Rest First, Exercise Later, Experts Say
- Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors
- Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From the Flu
- Just How Severe Is This Flu Season?
- Fetal Deaths Up Among Unvaccinated Moms in H1N1 Pandemic: Study
- FDA Approves New Type of Flu Vaccine
- Health Tip: Take Antibiotics Only When Needed
- 'Spot' Shortages of Flu Vaccine, Tamiflu Reported, FDA Head Says
- Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From the Flu
- Just How Severe Is This Flu Season?
- Study Finds Low Flu Vaccine Rates in U.S. Kids
- Flu Widespread in 47 States, Vaccine 'Moderately' Effective: CDC
- Thigh Is Safer Vaccination Site Than Arm for Toddlers, Study Finds
- Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From the Flu
- Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child's Flu Symptoms
- Flu Stretches Hospitals, Drug Supplies Nationwide
- Flu Cases Rise Across U.S., Severe Season Feared
- Research Reveals Why Flu Peaks in Certain Seasons
- U.S. Flu Season in Full Swing, CDC Says
- FDA Approves Tamiflu for Infants
- Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study
- Banning Vaccine Preservative Would Hurt Kids in Poor Nations: Experts
- Dishwashing Won't Kill Tummy-Troubling Norovirus: Study
- What Cancer Patients Need to Know About the Flu
- College Kids Not So Smart About Flu Shots, Study Finds
- CDC: Flu Season Hits Early and Could Be a Bad Year
- Hurricane Sandy's Health Woes Continue
- Does Tamiflu Work? Questions Continue
- Many Americans Still in the Dark About Antibiotic Resistance
- Flu During Pregnancy May Be Linked to Autism Risk
- Heart Deaths Spike in Winter -- Despite Temperature
- Act Quickly to Beat Mold After a Flood
- Flu Vaccines May Protect the Heart Too
- Health Tip: What's Behind a Sore Throat?
- Forget Flu Shot Myths, Protect Yourself This Season
- A Parent's Grief Highlights Flu Shot's Importance
- Little U.S. Flu Activity So Far, CDC Says
- Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Flu
- Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve
- Half of Pregnant Women, Newborns Risk Flu
- Kroger Recalls Spinach in 15 States
- Taking a Shot at Sinking the 'Cruise Ship' Virus
- Researchers Find Powerful Swine Flu Strain in Korea
- Third Death in Yosemite Hantavirus Outbreak
- Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shot for Kids Aged 6 Months and Up
- More Benefits of Breast Milk Revealed
- Beyond Statistics: 2 Faces of West Nile Virus
- Most U.S. Schools Unprepared for Pandemics: Study
- West Nile Virus Cases Continue to Climb
- Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC
- Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists
- 71 New Cases of H3N2v Swine Flu
- FDA Approves Flu Vaccine for Coming Season
- New Swine Flu Outbreak: Case Count Rising
- Generic Singulair Approved
- New Swine Flu Outbreak Worries CDC
- Shots Should Be on College Kids' Back-to-School List
- Seal Flu: Next Pandemic Threat?
- New Seal Flu Could Pose Threat to Humans
- Flu Cases From County Fair Traced to Pigs
- Drive-Through Flu Shot a Safe Bet: Study
- Antiobiotic Resistance Spikes During Flu Season
- Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds
- Health Tip: Don't Spread Germs at Work
- Pandemic H1N1 Flu Killed Far More Than Reported: Study
- Health Highlights: June 21, 2012
- Once-Banned Bird Flu Study Yields Sobering Findings
- More Than Half of Resident Docs Have Worked While Sick: Study
- Colds May Be Even More 'Common' Than People Think
- Cough Medicine and Cough Syrups
- Flu Season Was One of Mildest on Record, CDC Confirms
- Fever During Pregnancy May Raise Odds for Autism in Offspring
- The 6 Dirtiest Work Places
- Norovirus Outbreak Traced to Reusable Grocery Bag
- Asthma an Often Unrecognized Risk for Older People
- Once-Banned Bird Flu Study Suggests Pandemic Threat Is Real
- Health Highlights: April 30, 2012
- Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots
- Infection Might Raise Blood Clot Risk for Older Adults: Study
- Health Highlights: April 3, 2012
- Health Highlights: March 30, 2012
- U.S. Advisers Say It's Now Safe to Publish Bird Flu Studies
- Health Highlights: March 26, 2012
- Flu Risk Higher for Workers in Certain Industries
- U.S. Death Rates Drop 60% in 75 Years
- Drug Seems to Speed Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury
- Certain Beliefs Motivate Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots
- Health Highlights: March 2, 2012
- Health Highlights: March 1, 2012
- Drug Seems to Speed Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury
- New Flu Discovered in Guatemalan Fruit Bats
- Autoinjector Version of MS Drug Approved
- Rapid Flu Tests a Good First Step: Study
- Flu Season Off to a Very Late Start: CDC
- 'Bird' Flu May Be More Common in Humans, But Less Deadly
- Mild Winter Heralds Early Sneezin' Season
- Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies
- Combo Vaccine May Raise Babies' Risk for Fever-Caused Seizures
- Bird Flu Studies Can Be Published After All: WHO
- H1N1 'Swine' Flu Makes a Comeback in Mexico
- Norovirus Causes Most Hospital Infection Outbreaks
- Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Disappoints in Trial
- U.S. Advisers Explain Request to Censor Bird Flu Research
- Pediatricians' Group Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys
- Health Highlights: Jan. 27, 2012
- How Did Generation X Respond to the H1N1 'Swine' Flu Epidemic?
- Health Highlights: Jan. 23, 2012
- Scientists Agree to Delay Controversial Bird Flu Research
- Many U.S. Adults Not Vaccinated for Hepatitis B
- New Drug Combo for Hepatitis C Shows Promise
- Flu Season Off to Slow Start, So Far
- CDC: Americans Living Longer as Death Rate Drops
- Flu Prevention Critical for Those With Neurologic Conditions, CDC Says
- Health Highlights: Jan. 3, 2012
- Where's the Flu? Get Ready
- Cases of Tamiflu-Resistant Flu Concern Experts
- Infant Acetaminophen Dosage Change May Cause Confusion
- Health Highlights: Dec. 22, 2011
- Health Highlights: Dec. 21, 2011
- Limit Cold Medications During Pregnancy, Experts Advise
- Health Highlights: Dec. 15, 2011
- Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Tied to Flu Survival
- Health Highlights: Dec. 12, 2011
- Americans Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccine
- Flu Season Mild So Far, Says CDC
- Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now
- More People Getting Flu Shots This Year
- Survey: Younger Doctors More Skeptical of Vaccines
- More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shots
- 2 More Deaths in Listeria/Cantaloupe Outbreak
- Listeria Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in U.S. History
- Adele Cancels U.S. Tour Due to Vocal Cord Hemorrhage
- 18 Deaths, 100 Cases in Listeria/Cantaloupe Outbreak
- Listeria: Are You at Risk?
- 8 Dead From Listeria-Contaminated Cantaloupes
- Survey: Two-Thirds of Americans Plan to Get Flu Vaccine
- Needle-Free Shots Make Vaccines Less Scary
- Second Listeriosis Death From Contaminated Cantaloupes
- CDC Warning: Deadly Listeria in Cantaloupe
- Health Highlights: Sept. 8, 2011
- Kids Need Flu Shot Even if They Had One Last Year
- Study: Kids Are Getting Too Many Antibiotics
- Vaccines for Teens: Still Room for Improvement
- Report: Vaccines Generally Safe, Cause Few Health Problems
- Don't Skip This Year's Flu Shot: CDC
- Americans Are Flocking to Alternative Therapies
- Diet, Metformin Cut Medical Cost for Prediabetes Patients
- New Insulin May Treat Dangerously Low Blood Sugar
- Flu Vaccine Rates Are High for 2 Seasons in a Row
- New Guidelines Suggest Higher Doses of Vitamin D
- Decade's Top 10 Public Health Achievements
- Allergy Self-Diagnosis Leads to Misdiagnosis
- FDA OKs Flu Shot With Smaller Needle
- FDA OKs Meningitis Vaccine for Infants
- FDA: Hand Sanitizers Make False Claims
- Despite Warning, Babies Still Get Cough Medicine
- Most People With Flu Don't Stay Home
- Catch a Bus, Catch a Cold
- Flu Vaccine: Infant Febrile Seizures Reported
- Man Flu: Is Job Stress to Blame?
- Flu Is Widespread in 11 States
- Flu Vaccine FAQ
- Vitamin D May Improve Asthma Control
- H1N1 Swine Flu No Worse Than Seasonal Flu
- CDC: Flu Vaccine Arriving, Get Yours ASAP
- Swine Flu Pandemic Over, WHO Declares
- Swine Flu Pandemic Hit Children the Hardest
- Head Lice Grow Resistant to Treatments
- New Insurance Rules: Free Preventive Health Care
- Vitamin D May Cut Risk of Flu
- Recall of Kids' Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, Benadryl
- Swine Flu's Toll on Military, Young People
- 1 in 4 Americans Got Swine Flu Vaccine
- H1N1 Swine Flu Still Smoldering in U.S.
- Vaccinate Kids to Stop Flu in Community
- CDC Panel Calls for Flu Vaccine for All
- Next Year, Just 1 Flu Shot
- Happy, Healthy, Valentine!
- Brain-Eating Amoeba in Neti Pots
- The Truth About Vitamin D
- How to Handle the H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic
- Swine Flu 101: College Survival Tips
- Swine Flu and the Elderly
- Is the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Safe?
- Common Cold: Too Sick to Work?
- An American's H1N1 Swine Flu Experience in London: One Patient's Story
- Swine Flu: 10 Things Not to Do
- Warnings on Three Zicam Intranasal Zinc Products
- Swine Flu: Taking Care of a Sick Person in Your Home
- When to Call the Doctor About Flu
- Flu Prevention: Use Your Immune System!
- Cover Your Cough!
- Germs Germs Everywhere!
- Cold and Flu Symptoms
- Hand Washing: Clean Hands Save Lives: Emergency Situations
- FDA Clears Test to Identify 12 Respiratory Viruses
- Sleep Better When You're Sick
- Bird Flu: Rapid Response Team To Combat Bird Flu
- Colds: How to Care for Someone Without Getting Sick Yourself
- Flu Prevention for the 2005-2006 Season
- New Flu Vaccine - Fluarix - Approved
- Immunization: National Immunization Awareness Month
- Tylenol: Children's TYLENOL® Meltaways and SoftChews Recalled
- Medicare Pays - Get the Most from It!
- Diseases From Animals -- What's Next?
- Cold and Flu: Soup Is Good for What Ails You
- Antibiotic Resistance: Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please!
- Flu: Feds Give Flu Shots to States
- Flu Vaccine Tip of Drug Shortage
- Flu Vaccine Shortage Alert
- Spring-Fall Flu Shots Tested for Kids
- Flu: The Last Flu Story, We Hope
- SARS, Prevention and Protection
- FluMist Nasal Vaccine
- Anthrax or Flu? - What You Need to Know
- Top 10 Health Threats to Men
- Whooping Cough FAQs
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