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Taking vitamin C when you're sick can help you get better faster.

Vitamin C for the common cold is a myth, sort of

Research shows that at least 200 mg per day of vitamin C, while you're sick, can help you get better sooner and reduce the severity of your symptoms.
A good rule of thumb is to assume that you’re contagious for as long as you’re experiencing symptoms.

You’re most contagious with the cold virus in the first three days of infection

A good rule of thumb is to assume that you’re contagious for as long as you’re experiencing symptoms, which could last for up to 14 days.
Pregnant women can and should get the flu shot.

Yes, you can get a flu shot while pregnant. Here’s the best time to get it.

Pregnant women should get a flu shot to protect themselves and their future newborns from the influenza virus.
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.
Fast food is fine in moderation.

I eat and review fast food for work, and here’s how I take care of my body

I eat and write about fast food, but it's actually not that hard for me to stay fit. Here's how I take care of my body.

There’s been a spate of seemingly suspicious tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic, but vacation deaths happen more than you think. Here̵...

U.S. tourists are more likely to die abroad from traffic accidents than mysterious murders, though vacationing is still a relatively safe experience.
Don't lie to your doctor. They're there to help.

13 lies you should never tell your doctor, according to 2 doctors

You might think that telling a little white lie to your doctor isn't that big of a deal, but it could impact the treatment and advice you receive.

14 ways to stay healthy if you’re constantly on the road for work

We spoke with experts as well as frequent travelers, who have managed to stay healthy despite year-round traveling and put together a cheat-sheet.
If you have halitosis, you might be surprised by the cause.

10 surprising things that give you bad breath

Halitosis is an unpleasant condition that we've all experienced. But it's not just the tuna sandwich or garlic bread you ate that's to blame.