Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to tell if your symptoms are cold, flu or allergies

A runny or stuffy nose can be a symptom of the flu, a cold or allergies, and it can be hard to discern which one you have. So how do you know what's really going on with your nose?

Vaccination

As US battles COVID-19, flu shot misinfo spreads

US health officials are pushing Americans to get vaccinated against the flu to help prevent hospitals already busy battling COVID-19 from being overwhelmed this winter, but false claims are threatening their efforts.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is it a cold or flu? Here's how to tell

(HealthDay)—With a severe flu season now widespread across 46 states, do symptoms you or a loved one have point to the dreaded illness?

Vaccination

Here's what to know about flu shots this year

Bad as it has been these past few months to live with the danger of coronavirus, things are about to get worse. Fall is approaching and with it comes that other respiratory virus that puts thousands of Americans in the hospital ...

Vaccination

Five reasons to get the flu shot—especially this year

This fall, COVID-19 and the flu will circulate in the United States at the same time, and what will happen then is a bit of a wild card. Wearing masks, washing hands, and keeping six feet away from other people to avoid COVID-19 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu has arrived for the holidays, CDC head says

(HealthDay)—The flu has ramped up in time for Christmas, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When to see a doctor for the flu

You're feeling under the weather, but is it a cold or the flu? Sometimes it's hard to tell initially, and even more difficult to decide if you should make an appointment with your doctor. One Baylor College of Medicine expert ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu shot won't make you spread more influenza

Getting the flu shot won't make you spread the disease more, doesn't weaken your immune system but it does offer some protection from getting infected, despite misleading claims on social media.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Severe flu season slams all but one state: CDC

(HealthDay)— The worst flu season in years is only getting worse, with 49 states now seeing widespread misery, U.S. health officials report.

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