Influenza, or the "flu," is a respiratory illness that can cause fever and vomiting. The flu spreads quite easily and can be very serious. Here you'll find what you need to know about it, and how to help your child recover.
The 4 Biggest Flu Myths
Must-Know Flu Fighters
Baby's First Cold & Flu Season
Must-Know Facts About Stomach Flu
The Flu Vaccine
Stay Healthy All Winter
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While a cold is a minor viral or bacterial infection of the nose and throat, flu is much more serious and symptoms appear more suddenly. Test your knowledge of flu facts by taking this quiz.
What you need to know to keep your family happy and healthy this winter.
Everything you need to know about the Flu Vaccine.
Before you blame your sniffles on a cold, or allergies for making you sneeze, try the test offered below. It's not foolproof, but it may help zero in on what's behind your symptoms.
Wondering whether your baby needs the flu shot this season?
We've compiled a list of reliable online resources to help you stay informed on the latest developments of the H1N1 influenza, also known as Swine Flu.
Should you be worried? Our advisory board member and infectious-diseases expert, Paul A. Offit, M.D., addresses this pressing concern.
More than half of parents have doubts
about it. We asked experts to give us the lowdown on how it works and who should get immunized.
A flu vaccine is the best way to prevent your child from getting seriously sick this winter -- so why do so many parents blow it off?
Find out why and when your child needs the flu vaccine.
Flu shots are a necessity for pregnant women, whose bodies have a harder time fighting off illnesses.
Sadly, being pregnant doesn't make you immune from colds and flu. You'll need to be especially careful of what medicatins you take now. Here's what to look for.
Advice for surviving stuffy noses, coughs, and crankiness.
Learn how to prevent -- and treat -- this highly contagious winter illness.
The chances are good that your little one will catch at least one cold this winter. But how much do you know about preventing and shortening them? Take our quiz and find out.
Up-to-date information on everything you need to know to prepare your family for Flu Season 2010.
Take our quiz to find out how much you really know about keeping your family well this season.
Everything you need to know about the stomach flu and your child.
Simple solutions for comforting kids when they're down with a cold or the flu.
Busting common myths about colds and the flu.
What you don't know about this common ailment can make your kid feel even worse. To help her fight back from stomach viruses fast, be sure to learn these six essential facts.
Your child was sent home from school with a runny nose and a fever. But is it a cold or the flu? Should you call the pediatrician? Take our quiz for some answers.
Truth: Your baby will get sick this winter. Still, there's plenty you can do to keep those doctor visits to a minimum.