How not to get sick this winter

As the weather gets cold, our thoughts turn to colds and the flu’and how to keep them away. Follow these tips for preventing and treating colds and the flu this winter

How not to get sick this winter

Source: Web exclusive: November 2008

Trying not to get sick this winter? It’s a valiant goal, and there are a number of ways to reduce your risk of getting a cold or the flu. Read these articles for suggestions on how to prevent and treat colds and the flu, and share your own advice in the comments or in our forums.

Influenza 101

Colds 101

Why vitamin D may prevent H1N1
The sunshine vitamin may help boost your immune system’s response to all flu viruses’including H1N1.

6 ways to limit the spread of influenza
Step 1: Don’t panic. Step 2: Use common sense and good hygiene to avoid spreading the flu virus during a pandemic.

9 ways to boost your immunity
Brace yourself for cold and flu season by boosting your immune system with these healthy habits.

How to fight cold symptoms
Is a runny, stuffy nose or sinus pain making you suffer? Get relief by tackling your worst cold symptoms with the right medications.

Should you get the flu shot?
Find out what the flu vaccine really is and learn about the pros and cons of getting a flu shot.

Are you getting enough vitamin D?
As daylight hours begin to wane, it’s time to reconsider the vitamin D question. Just how much does a woman need?

The best sources of vitamin D
We all know our bodies need vitamin D to stay healthy’but how much should we get getting, and where should it come from? Find out about the best sources of vitamin D, and whether it’s better to take supplements or catch some rays.

Natural home remedies: Sore throat
Before you go running to a doctor, try these simple but effective natural home remedies to battle a sore throat.

Are we too clean?
With vaccines, antibiotics and the penchant for cleanliness, a germ just doesn’t stand a chance. This means the immune system is left sitting around, twiddling its virtual thumbs.

4 things you should know about hand sanitizers
Curious about the hand-sanitizing products that are popping up in public places across the country? Here’s what you should know about hand sanitizers and your health.

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