HIV & AIDS

Layer up during the polar vortex

(HealthDay)— As a giant polar vortex sweeps down over most of the United States, bringing with it temperatures so frigid that frostbite and hypothermia can happen within minutes, doctors have some advice for those who dare ...

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Seniors need to take extra care in the cold

(HealthDay)—Seniors are especially vulnerable to hypothermia during cold weather because their body's response to the cold can be affected by age, medication or medical condition.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

September peak month for kids' asthma flares, study finds

(HealthDay)— Many parents know that allergies are seasonal, but fewer may realize that the same is true of asthma: A new study suggests the riskiest time for children with asthma is September, as they head back to school.

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Medical myth: Feed a cold, starve a fever?

This winter, most of us will catch a cold. Our kids will probably catch at least two or three. We all know you are supposed to feed a cold and starve a fever. But does it really make any difference if they eat or not?

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