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Laryngitis-Credits

ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDonald R. Mintz, MD - OtolaryngologyLast RevisedOctober 9, 2012...More...

How to Get Ready for Flu Season

The flu season starts in early fall and lasts until late April and sometimes into May every year. Because cold weather leaves many people indoors and in close contact with others, the flu spreads readily from even the most simple of human contacts. However, there are steps you can take to prevent fl...More...

Cold & Flu Season Tips

According to FluFacts.com, there are an estimated 25 to 50 million cases of the flu reported in America each year. The flu does not usually progress into any life-threatening diseases, but it can be more serious if caught by an infant, an elderly person or someone with preexisting health problems. ...More...

Influenza (Seasonal Flu)-Treatment Overview

In most healthy people, influenza will go away in 7 to 10 days. The worst symptoms usually last 3 to 4 days. Home treatment to ease symptoms and prevent complications is usually all that is needed....More...

Where's the Flu? Get Ready

Official CDC flu data shows low flu activity throughout the U.S., but Google Flu Trends suggests high flu activity in Kentucky, Nevada, and several U.S. cities. Google's unofficial data is about 2 weeks ahead of CDC....More...

Officials: Stay Calm on Swine Flu Vaccine

It's "not a situation that calls for panic," said DHS Secretary Napolitano in a news conference with HHS Secretary Sebelius held to sooth U.S. frustrations over swine flu vaccine....More...

Chest Congestion Cures

Chest congestion is a typical symptom of a cold, flu or respiratory infection. And although most cases of chest congestion are mild, moderate to severe congestion can result in a chronic cough and wheezing. But fortunately, there are ways to quickly improve chest congestion and expel mucus from the ...More...

Croup Cough Treatment

Croup is a respiratory condition that mainly affects children. It is generally characterized by a hacking cough that sounds similar to that of a bark seal. The cough is often worse at night. Coughing fits can be severe and leave people gasping for breath. Other symptoms include fever and a sore thro...More...