Is It a Cold or the Flu?

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.
Stephanie Stephens

When to Skip an Antibiotic

When you’re ill, it’s understandable to want to shorten your misery by taking an antibiotic. Here’s why that’s not always such a good idea.

How to Treat the Common Cold

As many as 200 different viruses can cause colds, so no one drug exists to cure one. Taking antibiotics will neither prevent sinus infections nor improve cold symptoms. Here’s what to do instead.

Do you Know These Cold and Flu Facts?

Do chicken soup and Vitamin C really work against colds? Can being cold cause you to catch a cold? Think you know the facts about cold and flu? Take this quiz and find out!
Allison Tsai

The Facts on Treating the Common Cold

Feed a cold… starve a fever… drinking milk makes more mucus… There are many myths masquerading as facts on cold remedies and treatments. Get the facts on how to manage your cold.

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