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How Bad Is this Year’s Flu Season, Really?

This year's flu has presented incredibly widespread activity, a high hospitalization, and a state of emergency in some regions. How did it get so bad?

Can You Spot a Flu Faker?

It’s not always easy to tell when your child is sick—especially if they have a talent for faking it. Here are six ways to tell if your child is really sick...

Fall Reminder: Get Your Flu Shots!

The CDC estimates that about 40,000 people die annually from influenza and its related complications in the US, so getting a flu shot can literally be lifesaving...

Flu Season Is Back: Here’s What You Need to Know

Your best defense against influenza is a flu shot, but here are some things you might not know about the shot and other lines of defense against the flu...

Which Foods Deliver the Highest Dose of Vitamin C?

Before you peel that orange, consider reaching for one of the following foods that all contain more vitamin C per serving than the bright citrus...

Why Is This Year’s Flu Season So Bad?

This year is seeing a particularly severe outbreak in flu cases, causing the flu to reach an epidemic status. So why is 2017 such a bad year for influenza?

FluMist to Be Phased Out This Flu Season

FluMist is no longer cutting it as an effective flu vaccination, so what can you do to help your child better tolerate a flu shot? Here are some tips...

Vaccines Aren’t Just for Kids

No one likes getting shots, but it's important to know that vaccines aren't just for kids. Adults need to be immunized with at least one shot every year...

Tis the Season for Telehealth [Infographic]

Hospitals around the country are being strained during this year’s flu season. But, telemedicine is here to help! Check out this infographic to see how...

Could Super Bowl Fever Give You the Seasonal Flu?

Attending a Super Bowl party could have you suffering from body aches, fever, and a cough the following week. Learn why you're more likely to catch the flu...

5 Immune-Boosting Foods

Fortify your immune system this cold and flu season with these five nutrient-rich foods that are easy to incorporate into your diet.

Are Neti Pots Safe?

Many people turn to neti pots to seek nasal relief. Follow this guide to avoid infections associated with neti pot use this cold and flu season.

Is a Universal Flu Vaccine on the Horizon?

Groundbreaking research may pave the way to a universal, single-use vaccine that can protect against a wider range of flu strains.

Is It a Cold or the Flu? How to Spot the...

Knowing what illness you have is important not only for ensuring that you take the right medication, but also for preventing possible complications.

Why Do You Lose Your Appetite When You’re Sick?

Loss of appetite is a well-documented symptom of a number of illnesses and could leave you eating less while you are sick for a couple of reasons.

Some doctors use telemedicine to diagnose flu, prevent spread

ABC news investigates patients using webcam, phone to get treatment via online telehealth company MeMD.

Doctors Ask Flu Patients to Stay Home

MeMD physician assistant Jennifer McClendon was interviewed by ABC News about connecting with patients by computer.

East Tennessee flu patients can get diagnosed from home with ‘telemedicine’

Some doctors’ offices are now consulting patients over the phone and online - asking patients not to come into the office to avoid spreading the flu.

Got flu? More people connecting with their doctor online for treatment

With flu season kicking into high gear, many people looking to get medical care turn to the internet instead of dragging themselves to their doctor's office.

Treating the Flu Through Telemedicine

Since seeking care upon the onset of symptoms shortens the duration of the flu, many people have found ehealthcare to be a stress-free way to treat the flu.