Tell us: What is the germiest place in your home?

With school in full swing and the weather changing, it’s the time when cold and flu germs are starting to spread. Where are germs most...

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...

Flu vaccine safe in pregnancy, study confirms

A large study offers reassuring news for pregnant women: It's safe to get a flu shot. The research found no evidence that the vaccine...

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,...

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...

Stop your sniffling! Tips on preventing a cold

It’s cold and flu season again. But don’t take the next sniffle lying down, says registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer. The immune system...