Flu

Flu (short for influenza) is a serious illness for kids that is preventable with an annual flu vaccine. Learn how to identify symptoms and administer treatment.

How to Get Through Cold and Flu Season Without Getting Sick

Baby, it's cold season--and believe it or not, your kids could slide through it with nary a stuffed nose or sore throat. Just take a few simple steps, starting today.

Health 101: Rotavirus & Stomach Flu

Everything you need to know about the stomach flu and your child.

6 New Facts About Stomach 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.

Bacterial Infections 101

Cold and flu season is right around the corner, but don't assume your child's sneezing, coughing, congestion, hoarseness, and earaches are the symptoms of a virus -- they might be the signs of a bacterial infection.

Kristen Bell: Why My Kids Get the Flu Shot

When it comes to keeping children safe, I take no chances.

Must-Know Flu Fighters

Learn how to prevent -- and treat -- this highly contagious winter illness.

AAP Issues New Flu Vaccine Guidelines, with One Big Change

Sorry kids, but it's ixnay on the nasal spray!

10 Ways to Avoid Getting H1N1

We've got the lowdown straight from the experts on what you can do now to prevent illness all season long! Try these tips to keep you and your family healthy and well.

The Flu Shot & Kids

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?

Hand Hygiene Basics

Learn the two best techniques to keep hands clean and germ-free. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

How the Flu Spreads

Avoid getting others sick with these expert tips. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Five Reasons to Get Family Flu Shots

If there was ever a year to make cold and flu prevention your number-one priority, this is it. Here is everything you should know about the two types of influenza vaccines kids should have this year.

What? 'Man Flu' Might Be a Real Thing

Could the flu actually make men feel worse?

Why the Flu Matters

The flu can be very serious in young children so education and vaccinations are crucial. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Treating the Flu

A doctor gives advice on what to do when you or your child has influenza. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Which Trimester Is Best to Get the Flu Shot?

A new study says the flu shot's effectiveness for a pregnant woman may depend on which trimester she's in.

NYC Parents Rebelling Against Flu Shot Mandate for Preschoolers

A New York City mandate has parents pulling their children from preschool to avoid having to give them a flu shot.

Nasal Flu Mist Doesn't Protect Against the Flu, New Report Says

The CDC and AAP are recommending against giving kids the nasal mist flu vaccine this year, saying it doesn't work.

The 4 Biggest Flu Myths

This is already shaping up to be a bad year for flu. Here's what you need to know to keep your family healthy. Video Courtesy of Nationwide Children's Hospital

What You Should Know About the Flu

From getting vaccinated to washing your hands properly, understand the flu basics to keep your family in the clear. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

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