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.

How to Decode Your Baby's Cough

Hear wheezing, hacking, or barking in your infant's cough? Find out what's normal and what could be a symptom of something more serious.

Cold Comfort

The fall and winter months are Sicky City. We've got expert advice on helping her through the illnesses that bother babies most.

Surviving Baby's First Cold and Flu Season

Truth: Your baby will get sick this winter. Still, there's plenty you can do to keep those doctor visits to a minimum.

What Does Whooping Cough Sound Like?

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a bacterial respiratory infection that might look like a cold at first. Learn more about the symptoms of this serious condition and when you should worry.

When to Worry: RSV

Children with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, have many of the same symptoms as a bad cold but could be a serious condition. Find out how to treat RSV and when you should worry.

When to Worry: A Lingering Cough

Your child's lingering cough is most likely due to the common cold, but it could be a sign of something more serious. Learn about at-home treatment methods and when you should call a doctor.

H1N1 Must-Knows for Breastfeeding Moms

Check out these tips to protect your breastfeeding newborn from swine flu and other flu viruses.

What Parents Need to Know About This Nasty Stomach Flu

You may never have heard of it, but rotavirus is a widespread bug that causes potentially fatal stomach flu in hundreds of thousands of children every year.

Flu Vaccine Tips with Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry, actress and mother of 2-year-old Cree, chats with Parents about the importance of flu prevention for families. Even though the celeb mom doesn't like needles, Mowry shares her secret to keeping her son healthy and flu-free this season.

How to Prevent the Flu

Are you up-to-date on all the new flu facts? Be sure you're in the know regarding this highly contagious winter illness.

Baby Care Basics: What are the Signs of Flu?

Learn how to tell if Baby's sniffles are a cold or the flu and when to call the doctor.

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.

CDC: 6 Out of 10 Babies Aren't Getting the Flu Shot

Only about four out of 10 U.S. babies are getting vaccinated against the flu, but the CDC recommends the shot for all kids 6 months and older.

How the Flu Spreads

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

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.

How Safe is the Flu Vaccine?

Learn why the flu vaccine is recommended for pregnant women and babies as young as 6 months. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

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.