Uh-oh… you’re feeling those dread signs of a flu bug. Some of us, upon feeling that tickle deep in the throat, will opt for flu remedies involving a prescription for the anti-viral med Tamiflu, but is it really worth it? And is it more effective than home remedies for flu
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The warm glow of summer has barely faded, the leaves are only now starting to turn, and the first jack-o-lantern has yet to be carved. Surely it’s too soon to begin worrying about cold and flu season, isn’t it?
“The time to protect yourself is now—before the peak of the cold
If you suffer from severe joint pain, you’re not alone—in fact, about 14.6 million people have the problem, according to recent research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Oct. 7, 2016). The study analyzed 2002-2014 data collected by the U.S. National Health Interview
When I was a student, I used to get sick every Christmas break. I’d make it through the stress of midterm exams in mid-December and be looking forward to a two-week break from school. Then—voila—I’d come down with a nasty cold or the flu and be miserable for a good
Sinusitis, also known as sinus infection, is an inflammation of the sinus tissue. When experiencing sinusitis symptoms, your sinuses become blocked with fluid, bacteria, viruses, and fungi can grow and lead to an infection.
There are several types of sinusitis. The main differences are the severity and length of flare-ups. The Centers for
If you battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, you may already be aware of COPD exacerbations—sudden flare-ups of COPD signs and symptoms beyond normal day-to-day variations.
Increased breathlessness along with wheezing, chest tightness, increased cough and sputum, change of the color of sputum, and fever are common features of COPD
You might think that taking a simple cold medicine is pretty harmless, even if you take other medications for high blood pressure or other cardiovascular conditions.
But over-the-counter (OTC) medications designed to treat cold and flu symptoms may wind up causing you much greater health problems than a seasonal virus.
A recent large study suggests that more than 25 million Americans suffer from some degree of pain on a daily basis, and that nearly 40 million experience severe pain. When it comes to easing that pain, many of us reach for over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers. However, Mount Sinai geriatrician Patricia Bloom,
When arthritis pain flares up, do you immediately reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever? Millions of Americans rely on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs – Advil®, Motrin®, Aleve®), aspirin or acetaminophen (Tylenol®) to self-treat aches and pains. Although these medicines can ease achy joints, taking too much of them can
Your eyes itch, your nose is running and you’ve been sneezing. Is it a cold, flu or allergies? Understanding the differences will help you avoid unnecessary medications or those that might make your symptoms worse.
Allergies are triggered by something in the environment. In summer, grasses and rag-weed are common culprits.