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Is It Coronavirus, Flu, Allergies or a Cold? How To Tell

Fever? Runny nose? Itchy eyes? Feeling ill but not sure what it is you have? Check out our symptom guide to learn more.

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Why Physical Distancing Is So Important Against Coronavirus

How to keep in contact with friends and loved ones when it's necessary to limit our physical nearness because of coronavirus.

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What You Need To Know About Masks And Coronavirus

UH Rainbow pediatric infectious disease specialist Amy Edwards, MD, explains why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control now recommends wearing a cloth face mask.

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7 Flu Symptoms and How – or Whether – They Differ From Signs of a Cold

Is it cold season or flu season? Truth is, it's both. And the confusion between these two illnesses doesn't end there. Learn about the differences in symptoms and why you need a different flu vaccine every year.

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You Can Change Your Habits: Here's How To Do It

So many of us want to change our habits to get healthier. Will we achieve our goals? Some people will, some won't. Here's how you can tell which group you'll fall into.

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Why You Should Skip Cold Medicine for Kids

Children catch as many as six to eight colds per year. But before you reach for the over-the counter cold medicines, learn about their potential risks.

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Best Tips to Survive the Fall Ragweed Allergy Season

It’s that time of year again – drippy noses, watery eyes, congestion, coughing and sneezing due to fall seasonal allergies. Learn why ragweed pollen is so annoying to allergy sufferers and what you can do about it.

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How You Can Vaccinate Against Cancer

You can eliminate your -- or your children's -- risk for six types of cancer with the safe and proven vaccine that prevents the human papillomavirus (HPV). Learn move about the HPV vaccine.

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