Cold and Flu Season

The First Thing You Should Do When You Get a Cold

Dr. B.J. Hardick | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. B.J. Hardick

Here's a fall riddle for you. Which comes first, the blankets and hot tea or the cold that keeps you from enjoying anything but? Cold season is descending upon us as quickly as pumpkin spice-everything season, and at some point you'll come down with one, too.

There's A New Flu Shot And You Should Get It

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Living

This year's vaccine covers four different strains.

Boost Your Immune System in Time for Flu Season

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

With winter cold and flu season upon us, it is a good time to nail down immune-boosting habits to ward off the ills of winter time germs. Emerging research now suggests that diet, exercise, age, psychological stress and herbal supplements may have an impact on the immune systems ability to fight off assaults from invading microorganisms.

5 Ways to Cope With the Stressful Fall Season

Bryce Wylde | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Living
Bryce Wylde

We're well into September which means we've entered a shift in our activities: vacations have wrapped up, kids are back at school, the days are getting shorter and we're all dealing with a routine shake-up. These changes add pressure to both parents and children alike. I've rallied up a few pointers on easy diet and lifestyle changes to adopt over the coming months to reduce stress, increase energy and boost overall wellness.

Want To Prevent Colds? Get In Bed

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Living

You'll outsmart those silly cold viruses yet.

Should You Avoid Your Doctor's Office in Cold and Flu Season?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Respiratory viruses can also be spread through droplets. Stand at least 2 metres away from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. That's the distance germ-infected droplets can be propelled in a cough or a sneeze.

Kick the Flu's Butt, Before It Kicks Yours

Victor Wong | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada Living
Victor Wong

Welcome to 2015 -- it's a new year! We all want the year ahead to be the best yet, but that's hard to do if you're feeling under the weather. One of the biggest health culprits during the new year is the flu. With all of the talk about flu shots in the fall, most people don't realize that there is a spike in flu activity in January and flu season goes all the way to April.

Why It's So Important to Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet

Victor Wong | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Living
Victor Wong

Research shows that more than half of all Canadian households do not regularly check the expiry dates of medications, and if they do, they only do it right before taking the product. Given it's now cold and flu season, it's the perfect time to clean out your medicine cabinet. To make sure your medicine cabinet is stocked and ready at all times, follow these simple steps.

Brace Yourselves, This Year's Flu Season Could Hit Early And Hard

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Summer is starting to seem like a distant memory. And the remains of your Thanksgiving turkey may not yet be boiling for soup stock.Still, p...

Don't Let the Flu Tackle You: The Ultimate Flu & Cold Survival Kit

Professional Organizers in Canada | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Living
Professional Organizers in Canada

Instead of allowing the flu to tackle you, your family and your work down to the ground, be prepared and remedy it head-on. The Professional Organizers in Canada has created the Cold and Flu Survival Kit -- tools that will keep you organized and help you recover faster.

It's Not Just Flu Season

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - After a couple of relatively mild seasons, this year the flu is really making headlines.But there are a lot of viruses making the rounds thi...

Eight Easy Detox Strategies to Ward Off a Cold

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Every single year we know that this is cold and flu season and instead of doing what we need to do, we just sit and wait for it plough us over. It's the germ that gets us but our own terrain that sets the stage to welcome in the germ. There are some crazy simple things we can start doing now to help ward off the autumn cold so that instead of calling in sick, we can call in healthy and go out and play.

WATCH: Can Kissing Spread Colds?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada Living

Germs: they're everywhere. We usually come across these critters when we fill up gas at the pump, use an ATM or touch any type of knob or handle. ...

5 Tips for Staying Healthy This Cold and Flu Season

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

Stress weakens the immune system making us susceptible to infection. Don't let stress get the better of you; try meditation or yoga, both proven to reduce stress and anxiety. It can be as simple as taking a few minutes out of your morning to sit in quiet contemplation.

Stave Off A Cold Or Flu By Doing 5 Simple Things

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Treleaven | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Living

Sick of feeling sick? Dr. Janine Bowring offers five steps to help you prevent and treat your next cold. We always talk about treating a cold or fl...