Cold And Flu News
Tips to Avoid Catching Infections This Holiday Season
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas , millions of Americans will take to the roads and skies to visit family and friends. This can mean exposure to plenty of viral and bacterial pathogens through the air and through physical contact. Here's a few tips for avoiding the flu , cold or other infection,
Invasive Strep Outbreak Claims Lives of 4 Alaskans
Four Alaskans have died this year in an outbreak of invasive strep bacteria that has mostly affected the homeless and Alaska Natives in the state's two largest cities
'GMA' Investigates: How Dirty Is Your Humidifier?
Well, as the cold weather hits much of the country many families are breaking out those humidifiers, now is a good time to remind you what can happen if you don't regularly clean yours according to the manufacturer instructions. ABC's about gio Benitez with more about "Gma investigates." Reporter:
Maine Community Recreates Halloween for 7-Year-Old Who Missed Holiday Because She Was in the Hospital
A small community in Auburn, Maine, recently recreated Halloween for a 7-year-old girl who missed the original holiday because she was at a hospital. On Oct. 29, 7-year-old Kinzie Frey was admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital in Boston, according to her mother, Holly Bosse. Kinzie had
Fringe 'Church' Founder on MMS: It's No Cure
The founder of a fringe "church" who had claimed a chemical solution could cure virtually any disease , from autism to cancer to herpes, said he takes it back -- just days after ABC News tracked him down in Mexico to ask about the dangerous game prosecutors say his church is playing with desperate
Google Trends Identifies Harley Quinn and the Joker as Top Searched Halloween Costumes
The villainous duo are expected to be the most popular costumes this year, followed by the generic "superhero" in third place.
'Transparent' Star Judith Light on Finding Success at 67
Judith Light has more in common with her "Transparent" character Shelly Pfefferman than you would think. Light and Pfefferman look nothing alike. The 67-year-old actress dresses down and wears a gray wig to play the doting mother on the acclaimed show. In real life, Light shines at premieres and in
Woman's Mystery Illness Turns Out to Be Tick-Borne Disease
A 66-year-old woman's mysterious illness that left her feverish and with slurred speech initially stumped her doctors. As the woman's condition continued to deteriorate, an infectious disease doctor eventually identified the cause -- the woman had contracted a bacterial disease caused by a tick
Everything You Need to Know About Flu Shots
In addition to dropping temperatures and changing leaves, the start of fall also signals the beginning of flu season in the U.S. Seasonal influenza may be thought of as a common nuisance, but the disease can be dangerous. Last flu season , 970,000 people were hospitalized due to the illness and the
CDC Director Receives Flu Shot to Bring Awareness to Flu Season
Dr. Tom Frieden says the flu vaccine is "probably one of the best buys in public health."