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Is It The Cold, Flu or Allergies?

Is It The Cold, Flu or Allergies?

You’re feeling pretty lousy. Sniffles, sneezing and a sore throat are wearing you down. You know you’re sick, but is it a cold, the flu or allergies?These ailments share many symptoms, but understanding the...
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Your vaccination guide: Which ones you need, what they do, and where to get...

Rate this article and enter to winFor many students, college is a time to start taking control of your own health care. Instead of Mom or Dad calling the shots, it’s increasingly likely that...
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Ask the doc: “What are the best things to eat and drink when you...

—Karina A., California State University, FresnoColds are pretty common, especially when you’re sharing your space with thousands of other students on campus. And if you’re run down with the sniffles, your appetite is probably...
Ask the doc: What’s a good way to avoid catching a cold?

Ask the doc: What’s a good way to avoid catching a cold?

“What’s a good way to avoid catching a cold when other students in class are sick?”—Joshua S., Portland State University, Oregon(*Name changed)Cold-causing viruses circulate readily in college communities, and they disrupt students’ academics and...
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Self-care quiz: How to avoid what’s going around

Rate this article and enter to winDelivering chicken soup to your roommate who’s been throwing up? Sitting in a lecture hall with a coughing classmate? Wondering why you’re under pressure to get a flu...
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Avoiding the flu: Are your habits healthy enough?

Rate this article and enter to winAre you being nudged to get your flu shot? If you’re a healthy young adult who takes care of yourself, you may think you are naturally protected from...
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Fact-check the flu: Immunize yourself against the myths

Rate this article and enter to winThe flu spreads rapidly among students—and so do myths and misunderstandings about what the flu means for them and how to avoid it. We asked a leading expert...