How To Tell If It's The Flu Or A Cold

How To Tell If It's The Flu Or A Cold

10. 1.2014
October hits, and all of a sudden, you have a sore throat that won't go away until May comes around next year. If you're worried about...
Next Year's Flu Shot Will Have The Same Strains As This Year's

Next Year's Flu Shot Will Have The Same Strains As This Year's

Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press  02.20.2014
Next winter's flu vaccine should be a rare repeat of this year's formula, influenza experts advising the World Health Organization have...
Your Fever Meds Could Be Making Others Sick

Your Fever Meds Could Be Making Others Sick

Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press  01.21.2014
TORONTO - Taking over-the-counter medications for the aches, pains and fever caused by flu may make people feel somewhat better, but it...
Is It Too Late To Get The Flu Shot?

Is It Too Late To Get The Flu Shot?

01.16.2014
As news of flu vaccine shortages spreads throughout the country, Canadians who didn't get the vaccine might still be wondering, is it too...
How Can You Tell If You Have Bird Flu?

How Can You Tell If You Have Bird Flu?

01. 8.2014
North America's first death from the H5N1 virus, also known as avian or bird flu, was reported in Alberta today, contracted by a victim...
How Do I Know If I Have The Flu?

How Do I Know If I Have The Flu?

01. 6.2014
As many people return to work for the first time in 2014, medical professionals are warning that right now could be the most likely time...
Why Do We Lose Our Appetite When We're Sick?

Why Do We Lose Our Appetite When We're Sick?

Sarah Klein  01. 6.2014
Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back...
Are You Too Sick To Go To Christmas?

Are You Too Sick To Go To Christmas?

12.23.2013
Ah, it's the festive season, and that means get-togethers with family and friends — shaking hands, exchanging hugs and kisses, preparing...
Ugh, It's STILL Flu Season? 10 Ways To Not Get Sick

Ugh, It's STILL Flu Season? 10 Ways To Not Get Sick

Arti Patel  12.16.2013
Flu and cold season is still among us and if you've been lucky enough not to catch any viruses, there a few extra things you can do to...
Why You Need a Flu Shot

Why You Need a Flu Shot

12. 3.2013
When you get vaccinated, you protect both yourself and the people around you. If you don't get the flu, you can't "gift" it to your family...
6 Signs It's More Than A Cold

6 Signs It's More Than A Cold

11.30.2013
By Jennifer Acosta Scott Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, M.D., MPH When you're under the weather, it can be tempting to skip going...
LOOK: The Life Cycle Of The Flu

LOOK: The Life Cycle Of The Flu

Amanda L. Chan  11.13.2013
While flu season in the U.S. is typically at its worst in January and February, the beginnings of the virus typically start to appear as...
Study Suggests Twitter Could Be Useful In Tracking Outbreaks

Study Suggests Twitter Could Be Useful In Tracking Outbreaks

Lily Avnet  01.24.2013
Talk about going viral. New research from Brigham Young University suggests that Twitter might actually aid health officials in locating...

Caring For Someone With The Flu? How To Stay Healthy

Sarah Klein  01.20.2013
General wisdom tells us to steer clear of the walking sick, especially given the severity of this year's flu season. But when that sniffling,...
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