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For the past 35 years, flu activity in the US has peaked in February.

Why flu season spikes in the fall and winter

The flu season lasts throughout fall and winter. In the US it starts in October and usually goes until the end of February.
A report released this month by a nutrition advocacy group found at least one heavy metal present in 95% of baby foods tested.

I have a PhD in immunology and this is how I keep my daughter from getting sick during the winter

Of course, vaccines and proper hand washing are important. But so are Vitamin D, turmeric, elderberry and other infection-fighters.
The influenza virus infects millions of people each year.

How to prevent the flu, according to doctors

The flu is a serious illness that infects millions of people each year. Your best line of defense against the flu this season is to get vaccinated.
No, you can't get the flu from the flu shot. But you still might feel weird afterward.

You can’t get the flu from the flu shot, but there are side effects

Contrary to popular belief, the flu shot cannot give you the flu. However, you may experience some side effects after getting vaccinated.

The common causes of a runny nose and how to stop it

If you have a runny nose, it's probably caused by either a case of allergic or nonallergic rhinitis. Here's how to stop it.
A Guatemalan migrant recently released from federal detention sits with his three-year-old daughter at a bus depot on June 11, 2019, in McAllen, Texas.

Border Patrol has never vaccinated the migrant children it apprehends. Doctors say it’s time for that to change.

Officials say children are in the facilities for too short a time, and vaccination programs are too vast and complex for the limited staff on hand.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly gives himself a flu shot for an ongoing study on the human immune system September 24, 2015 in space.

This year’s flu vaccine will probably provide more protection than last year’s — here’s why

Flu season is approaching in the US, and with it, a redesigned flu vaccine is here. After last year's shot performed so poorly, proving itself only 25% effective against some of the nastiest strains of the flu, infectious disease experts and drugmakers have reformulated the 2018-2019 vaccine.

The only things you should do to help beat a cold or the flu

There are several research-backed steps you can take to fight off both viruses — whether you're already sick or just trying to defend yourself.

Here’s the only supplement you should take for your cold

If you're looking for something that could actually help reduce your symptoms and the length of your cold, studies suggest that zinc — not vitamin C — is best.

9 at-home remedies that actually work

Turns out mom was right: Chicken soup *is* good for a cold.