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Drug Side Effects

Will Tamiflu Side Effects Stop You from Taking It?

If you have influenza, your doctor may prescribe Tamiflu to help you recover faster. What should you know about Tamiflu side effects?

Doctor prepares to give a flu shot
Influenza (flu)

Did This Year’s Flu Shot Work for Adults? NOPE!

How well did this year's flu shot work for you? Have you avoided influenza? If so, it may have been thanks to coincidence. Children did get good protection.

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Alternative Health

Should You Take Elderberry Extract to Help Fight Flu?

A reader insists you should take elderberry extract to ward off the flu. Another reports that this herbal medicine sped recovery from a cold.

Tamiflu box and capsules for protecting yourself from the flu
Influenza (flu)

Can Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) Help People Recover From Flu?

Have you had the flu this year? How would you distinguish between a bad cold and influenza? Can Tamiflu (oseltamivir) help if you do have influenza?

Tamiflu box and capsules for protecting yourself from the flu
Influenza (flu)

Protecting Yourself from the Flu with Tamiflu

If you haven't yet had your flu shot, you might have waited too long. Ask your doctor about protecting yourself from the flu with an antiviral drug.

Mother worried is there influenza affecting my child
Influenza (flu)

Is There Influenza in Your Town?

People may be wondering, is there influenza near here. In most parts of the country right now, the answer is yes.

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Infection

Can a Mask Help Protect You from Flu?

Wearing a face mask may help protect you from flu. What helps even more is for infected people to wear a mask if they can't stay at home.

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus Freak Out: Is It Justified or Overblown?

Coronavirus is capturing headlines. The World Health Organization just declared it a global health emergency. Is the coronavirus freak out justified?

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Colds

FDA Cracks Down on Claims for Hand Sanitizers

The FDA objects to unproven claims that Purell hand sanitizers can disable dangerous viruses.

Woman lying on sofa with the flu
Influenza (flu)

Should You Take Antiviral Drugs If You Catch the Flu?

Are you worried about the coronavirus? The headlines are scary. But what about influenza? You are far more likely to catch the flu this season. What to do?

Doctor prepares to give a flu shot
Drug Side Effects

Long Lasting Shoulder Pain After Flu Shot

The CDC states side effects from a flu shot are generally mild and go away within a few days. Some of our readers are left with long lasting shoulder pain.

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Fever

Will the 2019/2020 Flu Season Be Terrible?

Experts are predicting that the 2019/2020 flu season may be worse than usual. Consider getting a flu shot and keeping your immune system strong.

Tamiflu box and capsules for protecting yourself from the flu
Drug Side Effects

The Inside Story of Tamiflu: Side Effects & Benefits

What is the bottom line on Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Xofluza (baloxavir) for influenza? How well do they work? Are there side effects you should know about?

Drug Side Effects

Have You Had Lasting Pain from a Flu Shot?

Some readers have experienced lasting pain in their shoulders following a vaccination. This may be due to the shot being administered to the wrong site.

Doctor prepares to give a flu shot
Influenza (flu)

Strange Start To Flu Season: How Good Is the Vaccine?

Flu season is off to a very fast start. Bad news, especially since there are concerns that there may be a mismatch between the H3N2 virus and the vaccine.

Woman lying on sofa with the flu
Influenza (flu)

Some Steamy Strategies to Prevent Influenza

Flu is here! It will spread. What can you do to prevent influenza besides get a flu shot? You may be intrigued to learn how humidity fights flu.

Young woman getting a flu vaccine injection
sage
Alternative Health

What Is the Impact of Herbal Treatments for Cough?

Herbal treatments for cough can help avoid overuse of antibiotics and prevent antibiotic resistance. Have you tried sage for sore throat & thyme for cough?

Kaya Biotics
Diarrhea

All About KayaBiotics

Have you been wondering about KayaBiotics when you hear us mention this sponsor on the air? Listen to the CEO, Christian Ziegert, discuss the company.

Young woman getting a flu vaccine injection
Influenza (flu)

People Demand to Know When to Get A Flu Shot!

You are no doubt being urged to get a flu shot RIGHT NOW! When is the best time to be vaccinated for maximum protection?