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Is it a cold or is it the flu? Learn the differences and how to prevent and treat colds and flu with the simple strategies explored here.

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Eucalyptus oil, inhaled with steam, is one of several gentle, natural remedies for bronchial tube inflammation, commonly called bronchitis.
Alternatives to Kids' Cold Medicines
With many children's cold remedies now recalled, what can parents do to ease their kids' symptoms? Dr. Weil offers safe, natural suggestions.
Eucalyptus oil, inhaled with steam, is one of several gentle, natural remedies for bronchial tube inflammation, commonly called bronchitis.
Colds & Flu Tip - Preventing the Flu
Daily doses of vitamin C, garlic, echinacea and astragalus may help to support your immune system.
A Sure Cure for the Flu?

I have a co-worker who swears by elderberry extract as a cold and flu preventive. What do you think of this remedy?

Best Way to Dry Hands?

I'm very careful about washing my hands during cold and flu season, but I'm wondering if the way you dry your hands matters as far as good hygiene is concerned. Is it better to use a paper towel or an air dryer if you're not at home?

Bugged by a Bad Cold?

I can't seem to shake a cold I've had for weeks. I feel totally sick one day, better the next, then out of it again. And either way, I can't get rid of the cough. What do you recommend?

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