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How to Fight Cold and Flu Germs (The *Right* Way)

Where do you fall on germ prevention?

4 Not-So-Slimy Facts About Your Mucus

It's cold and flu season—and you're about to spend a lot more time with your snot.

12 Foods to Boost Your Immune System This Flu Season

When comes to fighting the flu, science shows you might want to start at the fridge, not the pharmacy.

Do I Really Have to Get the Flu Shot?

We know, we know, needles are no fun.

How to Get Rid of a Cold In 24 Hours

These doctor-approved tips will stop your sickness in its tracks.

Why Sleep Should Be Your No. 1 Priority for Flu Season

Scoring enough shut-eye may just save you from the flu or a cold.

Less Than Seven Hours of Sleep Quadruples Your Chance of Getting a Cold

You could reap real health perks from a certain amount of zzz's.

8 Weird Pieces of Health Advice that Actually Work

We asked readers to spill their unusual go-to weight loss tricks, headache cures, and more.

A Sneaky Downside to Washing Your Hands

People who lather up frequently may be more at risk of developing an irritating hand rash. These tips help you stay safe.

8 Natural Remedies for Coughs, Headaches, and More

Get fast relief without drugs with these safe and effective natural cures for insomnia, muscle soreness, and more.

7 Healthy Reasons to Be Drinking Beer

The Super Bowl isn't complete without a cold one. Indulge guilt-free knowing these health benefits.

10 Home Remedies for Cold and Flu

Who needs drugstore meds when can you make an all-natural (and inexpensive!) recipe at home?

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Without Medicine

Stave off stomach bugs and winter colds with these alternative activities that are way better than popping Emergen-C.

Fend Off Disease with a Hug!

Fun study of the day: A hug keeps you healthier than you think!

How to Sneeze—Without Being a Jerk

Don't be that person. Here's the proper sneezing protocol to not infect (or seriously annoy) innocent bystanders.

5 Yoga Moves to Beat the Flu

Poses that promise to ward off colds and the flu—or manage the symptoms should you fall prey.

How to Avoid Being Sneezed On (and Getting Sick)

Defensive moves that get you out of the line of fire and keep you from being sidelined with a cold, the flu—or worse.

Confessions of a Germaphobe: Will These Weird Habits Protect Me (or You) From Germs?

Whether you're freaked out by the Ebola scare or just a clean freak, these "healthy habits" are probably familiar. We found out which ones actually work—and which you can skip.

How the Ebola Scare Could Cut Flu Rates

Afraid of ebola? That could help with flu prevention.

Fight the Flu with Exercise

New research suggests that sweating it out can stave off the flu. But are you moving fast enough?

The Virus You Need To Know About—That's Not Ebola

Don't worry—it's not as scary, but it's much easier to catch.

Which Flu Vaccine Is Right for You?

Afraid of needles? Allergic to eggs? There’s a flu vaccine out there for you. Here, learn about the different types, and find your best fit.

Gross! Viruses Only Need 2 Hours to Spread

Are you picking up germs everywhere you go? Here, how to stay healthy all season long.

Your Brain On: Cold and Flu

Your mood, thinking, and reaction time all suffer when you get sick.

Whooping Cough Epidemic Hits California

Once a thing of the past, it's back in full force. Here's what you need to know and how you can stop it from spreading.

Ask the Diet Doctor: Alcohol and Immunity

Your nightly glass of chardonnay is good for your heart and brain, but what is it doing to your body’s first line of defense?