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The Scientific Reason Why Your Colds May Be Worse Than Everyone Else's

According to a new study, the bacteria living in your nose could be to blame.

What's the Deal with FluMist, the Flu Vaccine Nasal Spray?

You need to read this if you're scared of needles.

How Early Should You Get the Flu Shot?

The flu shot is officially available nationwide right now—a sure sign summer is ending.

This Is the Germiest Place at the Airport

Pass the hand sanitizer, please.

This Child's Death Is a Somber Reminder That Flu Season Still Isn't Over

A 5-year-old boy from California recently died from the infection, highlighting the lingering threat.

How to Keep the Flu from Turning Into Pneumonia

As if flu season could get any worse.

Americans Should Be Taking More Sick Days

This is NOT healthy, you guys.

Exactly How Contagious Is the Flu?

And how long do you need to quarantine yourself if you have it?

Is It Too Late to Get the Flu Shot?

Flu season isn't even close to over.

Can You Get the Flu Twice In One Season?

This year's flu season is NO joke.

What You Need to Know About the Spike In Mumps Outbreaks

2016 was the worst year for mumps in a decade—and 2017 isn't looking any better.

This Immune-Boosting Smoothie Bowl Will Ward Off Winter Colds

Winter is coming—and so is cold and flu season.

The Awesome Way Tattoos Boost Your Health

New research suggests that just like working out, the more you get inked up the stronger your body will be.

Why You Really Cough After a Tough Workout

No, you're not crazy for thinking you're hacking up a lung after every long run or tough HIIT session.

Natural Sore Throat Remedies That Aren't Drops

These quick-relief options taste so much better.