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This Flu Season is the Longest in 10 Years

We’re going on Week 22 of flu season, and no, it’s not necessarily too late to get your shot. Here’s what you should know.

Woman with the flu taking her temperature while blowing her nose.

Your Flu Questions Answered

Can you get the flu after you’ve already had the flu? Is it too late to get your shot? We’ve tapped experts to answer these questions — and more.

Sick child has his temperature taken by his mother.

Can the Flu Trigger Diabetes in Children?

Flu season may come and go for some, but it can be life-changing if it triggers type 1 diabetes. Here’s how to protect your child.

Man blowing his nose and looking uncomfortable from his illness.

Quiz: Do I Have a Cold? The Flu? Allergies? Bronchitis?

Not sure how you should treat your symptoms? Take our quiz to help deduce what’s going on inside your body.

Sick woman blowing her nose and reading her temperature a thermometer.

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About This Year's Flu?

Find out whether it’s too late to get your flu shot, what your symptoms mean, and how long you’ll be sick with flu.

Doctor giving senior woman a vaccine.

Do You Need the Shingles Vaccine?

At least 1 million people in the United States get shingles every year, a painful and often debilitating skin rash that can take weeks to resolve.

Woman gets a flu vaccine.

How to Pick the Best Flu Shot for You

Getting an annual flu shot will cut your chances of coming down with the illness by about half. HealthCentral talked to a flu expert about this year’s vaccine.

Young woman smelling spoiled food in pan.

Is That Safe to Eat?

It’s not just what you eat that can pose a health danger, but also how it’s prepared. Take this quiz to test your food safety smarts.

Black legged tick on a leaf.

What a Tick Expert Wants You to Know

We spoke with an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about Lyme disease, other tickborne illnesses, and tick bites. Here’s how to stay safe.

Doctor checking thyroid glands

How to Help Your Doctor Help You

If you have vague symptoms that don’t seem to point to anything in particular, how can you get around to feeling better? Here’s what worked for me.