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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...

Flu Treatment With Antiviral Drugs

Learn more from WebMD about flu treatment with antiviral drugs, which shorten the duration of the virus and may ease the severity of symptoms....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...

Ear Infections-When To Call a Doctor

For ear infections, call your health professional immediately if your child has a severe injury to the ear, sudden hearing loss, severe pain, drainage from the ear, dizziness, or your child seems to be very sick with symptoms such as a high fever and stif...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...

U.S. Now Recommends Flu Shots for All

U.S. health officials broadened national flu vaccination recommendations while acknowledging that fears of a potential bird flu pandemic have complicated their efforts....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...

Flu Vaccine Recommended for More Children

Government health officials recommended flu vaccinations for the largest number of Americans ever, urging all children between 6 months and 18 years old to be vaccinated....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...