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Is It a Cold or the Flu?

You wake up sick: headache, sniffles, cough. What if you have the flu? Or is it just a cold? Maybe you should go to Redfern, but you don’t want to get out of bed...
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Your vaccination guide: Which ones you need, what they do, and where to get...

Rate this article and enter to winIn college, more than just your class schedule and study habits shift—for many students, college is a time to start taking control of your own health care. Instead...
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Ask the doc: “What are the best things to eat and drink when you...

—Karina A., California State University, FresnoColds are pretty common, especially when you’re sharing your space with hundreds or thousands of other students on campus. And if you’re run down with the sniffles, your appetite...
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Ask the doc: “How do I know if I have mono?”

—Camden C.*, Saint Louis University, Missouri (*Name has been changed)I get this question fairly often. Here’s what’s important to know: Most students know someone who has been diagnosed with mono (infectious mononucleosis) in the...
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Ask the doc: What’s a good way to avoid catching a cold when other...

—Joshua S., Portland State University, Oregon(*Name changed)Cold-causing viruses circulate readily in college communities, and they disrupt students’ academics and other activities, so it’s absolutely worth minimizing our exposure to them. We have easy ways...
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Conquer the common cold

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than one billion cases of the common cold in the U.S. every year. Colds may not seem like a big deal, but...