Best foods for fighting the flu

You got the flu shot. You've been washing your hands. But, despite your best efforts, you've been knocked out by the flu. You may not...

5 things to do (and 5 not to) if you have the flu

It may have started with a cough or a sneeze, or you may feel like someone beat you with a stick. Achy muscles, respiratory symptoms and...

Flu jab isn't perfect by a long shot, health officials admit

Philip Izzo got a flu shot this year, but the 65-year-old Carlsbad, Calif., man said he still got sick. So did most of his family,...

Bad flu season worsens as Boston declares emergency

The nation's severe flu season continued to worsen Wednesday, with reports of hospitals overflowing with sick patients and at least one...

Quit touching your face, flu researchers say

During cold and flu season, we're inundated with messages to wash our hands frequently. But to avoid getting sick, it's also important...

Your pet can catch the flu from you, study says

Humans aren't the only ones at risk for contracting the flu this season: our furry friends can fall ill from the disease as well. In...