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Are Hidden Gym Germs Making You Sick?

Are Hidden Gym Germs Making You Sick?

As most people head into the gym, their minds are focused on the day’s workout””not on MRSA, norovirus, influenza and other scary germs that may be floating around or lurking on the equipment. While disinfectant sprays and hand sanitizers ...
How to Decide if Your Child is Too Sick for School

How to Decide if Your Child is Too Sick for School

Once the worst stages of a bad virus or flu have passed, every parent has a dilemma: do you keep your child home another day or two, until she’s completely symptom free, and risk her falling behind in schoolwork (or you falling behind at the of ...
3 Ways to Avoid the Flu Season “Ickies”

3 Ways to Avoid the Flu Season “Ickies”

As the temperatures cool, those pretty amber-and-gold leaves aren’t the only things whirling in the air. All of that sneezing and coughing is sending all kinds of germs airborne as well. And if you’ve got kids in school or daycare, you kn ...
What is Oscillococcinum?

What is Oscillococcinum?

Body aches, chills, fever – ugh.  Having flu-like symptoms is certainly no fun. But in addition to crawling into bed with a bowl of chicken noodle soup, there might be another way to temporarily relieve those icky feelings – and it’ ...
Skip The Trip: Shop the Drugstore at Vitacost.com

Skip The Trip: Shop the Drugstore at Vitacost.com

Between dealing with digestive issues, soothing sneezes and sniffles, and fixing up cuts and scrapes, does it seem like you’re always dashing off to the drugstore? Well, now you can skip the trip –   and shop for your drugstore essentials ...
Keep Your Family Well This Cold Season

Keep Your Family Well This Cold Season

Cold and flu season is here. I know, I hate it too. Those of us with children know those little germ factories bring home every bug and cootie they come across at school. Before long, you feel like your house is a Petri dish of viruses and bacteria. ...
I’m Sick. Should I Skip My Workout?

I’m Sick. Should I Skip My Workout?

You’ve finally gotten into a groove””going to the gym every day, eating right, feeling good about your progress. Then it happens. You get sick. And as you cope with a steadily worsening cough, runny nose and sore throat, you start to batt ...