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Tribune Media ServicesDEAR MAYO CLINIC: Can probiotics really help prevent a cold? What about vitamin C? ANSWER: When you're trying to keep a cold at bay, there's no shortage of self-help suggestions out there. The two you mention -- probiotics and vitamin C -- are common...
Premium Health News ServiceThe average American diet leaves a lot to be desired. Research finds our plates lacking in a number of essential nutrients, including calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, and D. It's no wonder that more than half of us open a supplement...
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Dear Pharmacist: What are some suggestions to avoid catching cold this season? — R. P. Albany, New York Dear R.P.: The common cold has been around for eons, even though it has morphed a bazillion times. It's brilliant at outsmarting us. This is...
Tags: Dietary Supplements, Vitamin C, Coughing, Sneezing, Symptoms
When a young child comes down with a cold — congestion, a scratchy sore throat and runny nose, maybe with greenish goo — many parents head straight for the drugstore for a bottle of children's cold medicine. Don't bother. It's worth it...
Get ready parents! Stomach flu season is here — and it isn’t going to be fun. Unlike the common cold, the stomach flu (or gastroenteritis) manifests itself in some pretty ugly ways. Anyone who has had it, or has seen a child go through it,...
Channel Guide MagazineWhen he was just 21, Jason Abrams launched his real estate company The Abrams Team in his hometown of Detroit. One decade and two branch offices later, his unique brand of soup-to-nuts (and every black-walled living room and gigantic bathtub in between)...
The common cold and flu are caused by different viruses but can have some similar symptoms, making them tough to tell apart. In general, the flu is worse and symptoms are more intense. - COLDS: Usual symptoms include stuffy or runny nose, sore throat...
Tags: Flu Vaccine, Viral Diseases and Infections, Flu, Fever, Symptoms
Dear Pharmacist: I ate like a hog over the holiday, and it was wonderful! To spare my guilt, are there any benefits to holiday foods and spices? — D.E., Orlando Dear D.E.: All those delicious spices have numerous medicinal benefits. Nutmeg can ease...
WSBT-TVSOUTH BEND – Flu season may be taking its toll on many of you. Right now, Indiana is leading the country in cases of Influenza A, the H3N2 Virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 138 cases in the state. Ohio is right behind...
HealthOptimism is a powerful force. You can talk to nurses and doctors, again and again they'll confirm that those with the best outlook on their situation tend to do better than those who approach their disease with a fatalistic attitude. But why? Much has...
Premium Health News ServiceQ. Is wheat grass as good for you as they say it is? A. Wheat grass is sprouting up all over--as a "boost" at the neighborhood juice bar, performance enhancer at athletic events and even as the star ingredient of "the wheat grass diet," which promises an...
WSBT-TVIndiana voters could get to decide whether a gay marriage ban ends up in the state's constitution. It is expected to be a fight in the coming legislative session. One group believes the law could have economic implications. No matter what you believe....
Tags: Voting, Lilly Eli & Co, Minority Groups, Elections, Lawyers
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