When Is It Too Early to Get a Flu Shot?

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.
Sue Byrne

Is It Really a Cold? Or Something Nastier?

What masquerades as a cold may be something more serious. This mini-checkup is designed to help you distinguish between the real thing and clever dissemblers that, if they get out of hand, could actually land you in the hospital.

How Good Are Walk-in Health Clinics?

Many retail outlets, like chain pharmacies, now have walk-in health clinics to convince consumers that all of their needs can be handled at one location.
Eli Hendel, M.D.

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.
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Best Flu Shot for Folks 50 and Up

The flu can make you really sick very quickly. But getting an annual flu shot will cut your chances of coming down with the illness by at least half.
HealthAfter50

Got the Flu? Here’s What to Do

Antiviral drugs can help with flu symptoms and shorten the amount of time you’re sick, especially if you’re in a high-risk group.
HealthAfter50

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