Bao Bao update: Pandas can get the flu too

Who knew? Giant Pandas can catch the flu. So keepers are taking special care.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 04:38pm EDT

Poll: One in 4 head to work even when sick

Colds and flu often spread like wildfire in the workplace, and one big reason is that too many people who are sick just won't stay home.

Sunday - 02/23/2014, 11:17pm EST

Mapping the long and short of sex

A new study ranks the duration of sex by state. Locally, which jurisdiction do you suppose would have the most loving?

Friday - 02/21/2014, 05:11am EST

Upsurge in flu, H1N1 deaths among younger population

Although winter's cold may be subsiding, the risk of serious illness or death associated with the flu still exists and now, a resurgence of the H1N1 virus is causing a dramatic rise in deaths of younger people.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 10:23am EST
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Would you get the flu for $3K?

Some people get flu shots to avoid the flu, but some people are getting paid to catch the flu.

Monday - 02/03/2014, 12:23pm EST
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Is obesity a risk factor for flu complications?

Dr. Drew, One Minute Clinic

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 11:51am EST

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Study: Flu medications could spread sickness

Could cold and flu drugs help spread the flu? Some researchers think so.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 09:13am EST

Va. flu cases still widespread, 1 pediatric death

Flu cases remain widespread in Virginia, health officials report 1 pediatric death

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 09:10am EST

Office etiquette for flu season

Staying well is more complicated than washing your hands and covering your mouth when you sneeze.

Monday - 01/20/2014, 06:12pm EST

Flu shot: New options, guidelines for those with egg allergy

Chicken eggs have long been used in the production of injectable vaccines, prompting some allergy sufferers to shy away from flu shots.

Monday - 01/20/2014, 06:19am EST

Young child is Va.'s first flu death

A pre-school age child in Northern Virginia has died from the flu, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Saturday - 01/18/2014, 10:14pm EST
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Home health: How to avoid germ hot spots in your home

With cold and flu season in full force, many make extra effort to keep homes germ-free. But there are still items that may be overlooked.

Monday - 01/13/2014, 04:46am EST

A flu shot can still do you good

The disease "really has reached virtually the entire component of the United States," according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 03:35pm EST

Va. health facilities take steps reduce flu spread

Hampton Roads health facilities recommend surgical masks for visitors to reduce flu spread

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 10:24am EST

Flu season could hit working adults hardest

This flu season, the predominant strain is the H1N1 virus, and that could mean big trouble for businesses.

Monday - 01/06/2014, 07:58am EST

Is your cellphone bringing diseases directly to your face?

Chances are, you wouldn't want the bottom of someone's shoe anywhere near your face. But your phone might be even dirtier.

Monday - 01/06/2014, 06:39am EST

Virginia flu cases rise to widespread levels

Virginia health officials say flu cases rise from regional to widespread levels

Friday - 12/27/2013, 05:20pm EST

Rest, hygiene and hydration key to holiday health

Getting sick during the holidays is the last thing anybody wants. But so many people get worn down that it doesn't take much for a scratchy throat and sniffles to kick in.

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 05:37am EST

Doctor makes stage-door visits on Broadway

Outside a dressing room one recent afternoon in the Walter Kerr Theatre, a line of people waited to roll up their sleeves.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 06:57am EDT

Shutdown's lingering effects may make you sick

The partial shutdown of the federal government may be over, but the health effects are likely to linger.

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 05:15pm EDT
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