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Bronchitis Symptoms 

Bronchitis is one of the most common respiratory illnesses

What Do You Know About the Common Cold?

1. More than 200 viruses cause colds.
2. Frequent hand-washing can reduce your chances of getting a cold.
3. Frequently cleaning telephones, countertops, and faucets in your home when a family member has a cold can help keep the illness from spreading.
4. Wearing warm clothing, avoiding cold drafts, and not going outside with wet hair can keep you from catching a cold.
5. Over-the-counter cold/cough medications can cure a cold.
6. Keeping your fingers out of your eyes and nose can help keep you from getting a cold.
7. Chronic sleep deprivation may increase your chances of catching a cold.
8. Fever and headaches are common-cold symptoms.
9. It's better to blow your nose with a tissue than with a handkerchief.
10. Drinking lots of liquids can help you recover from a cold.
11. Daily exercise can help prevent a cold.
12. Drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes can make you feel worse when you have a cold.
13. Most colds can be self-treated at home.
14. Antibiotics can cure the common cold.
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What Is the Common Cold? 

The common cold leads to more doctor visits and absences from school and work than any other illness annually.

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What Everyone Should Know Know About Measles 

You and your children will be safe if you get the vaccine.

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A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away 

You can avoid the flu every year with one simple step: Get a flu vaccination.

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This Season’s Flu Shot 

No nasal spray and a new option for seniors.

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Hand Washing Helps Control Community Infection Outbreaks  

Studies find it’s easier said than done, even among healthcare professionals.

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What Is Whooping Cough? 

Whooping cough, or pertussis, mainly affects infants and young children. It is characterized by intense coughing spells that end with a characteristic whoop as air is inhaled.

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Don’t Panic Over the Latest Flu 

Investigations continue on the causes of last year’s “enterovirus” flu surges.

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Is It a Virus or a Bacterium? Know the Difference 

Knowing whether your infection is caused by a virus or a bacterium makes a difference in how it is treated.

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How to Prevent the Spread of Infection in the Kitchen 

The kitchen is the "dirtiest" room in the house, according to a recent study, because people are less likely to use strong cleaners and disinfectants in that room.

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Why Your Child Has a Fever 

When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.