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Black woman with flu and cold in bed holding an ice bag to her head. (Photo: Deposit Photos)

Flu Season

10 Simple Ways to Avoid the Flu Bug The holidays have come and gone and, as many of us go back to work and are again surrounded by sniffling and coughing people, giving and receiving the “gift” that keeps on giving: The Flu. While it is important to remember that ‘tis
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Keep germs at bay during holiday travels with the four tips. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images)

Healthy Holidays

4 Ways to Fight Germs During the Holidays Millions of Americans will travel to celebrate the holidays with family or enjoy an exotic vacation. Donna Duberg, assistant professor of biomedical laboratory science at Saint Louis University, suggests taking action to keep germs at bay
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Doctors say it is safe to cuddle with your pet when you're sick if it makes you feel better. Pet's can't catch human diseases or transmit anything to you. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Puppy Love

It’s Safe to Cuddle with Pets When Sick This winter, when you are home sick with the cold or flu, cuddling with your dog or cat may feel like just what the doctor ordered. A Vanderbilt infectious disease expert, while stopping short of actually prescribing in-home “pet
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