We all know that staying hydrated can help keep us healthy, but it turns out that an age-old secret to good health this season could begin by turning on your water faucet -- the cold water faucet, that is. Alexa Fleckenstein, M.D., coauthor of the book Health20: Tap into the Healing Powers of Water to Fight Disease, Look Younger, and Feel Your... Read more
While there is no truth to the adage, "Starve a fever, feed a cold," research proves that what you eat can either boost or impair your immunity and help -- or hasten -- your recovery from an illness. This is why, as we enter cold and flu season, many of us are wondering how to get the proper nutrients. The answer may be as simple as adding some... Read more
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, over-the-counter products are ineffective for treating coughs and colds in children under six, and shouldn't be given because of the risk of side effects. The FDA is echoing that parents shouldn't give the medicines to kids under two.
In the meantime, with kids already in school, chances... Read more
With Problems Marring This Year's Flu Season, What's a Person to Do?
The flu season is underway, with widespread activity reported in the Northeast U.S., the South and in clusters of elderly people, college students, and children.
But what really has health officials working overtime is a drug-resistant strain of influenza that... Read more
Thanks to the FDA, I now have a clutter-free, neatly organized medicine cabinet for the first time since stockpiling it for the arrival of twin babies. It's amazing how much stuff you can fit (aka "cram"!) into a tiny medicine closet. Now I'm left like many parents, smack in the middle of cold and flu season with the newfound knowledge that not... Read more