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A Sick woman in bed blowing her nose surrounded by a lemon, pills, nose spray and cough medicine. (Photo: Getty Images)

Flu Shot

It Is Time to Prepare for Flu Season Last winter’s flu season was the worst since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began tracking the severity of influenza outbreaks each year. The long season that began in November 2017 peaked in January and February and held
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Being sick is no fun, but having a sick buddy can brighten the mood. (Photo: WeSharePics.com)

Sick Buddy

Sticking by Your Sick Sweetie When you are in love or married, you promise to stick with your partner through sickness and in health. But let’s face it — no one likes to hang around an icky, sick person and vice versa. I know when I am sick, I don’t like people
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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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