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Kristina Duda
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RN, Freelance Writer for About.com Cold and Flu, Mom to two boys - one with special needs
RN, Freelance Writer for About.com Cold and Flu, Mom to two boys - one with special needs

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The flu is still at epidemic levels in the United States. Educate yourself about what to expect with the flu this year.

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Do you know how long it takes to get sick after you are exposed to the flu? You will probably want to know since flu season is getting started now!

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Does your employer offer flu vaccines? Many do now but even if that's not an option for you, there are plenty of other places to find them!

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Antibiotic resistance is a very real problem in our world today. Antibiotics are amazing and wonderful drugs, but they have been vastly overused, leading to bacteria that have mutated and evolved and developed resistance to the medications we have. All of us have contributed to the problem - but we can also be part of the solution.

Don't push your doctor for antibiotics. If he offers them, be sure they are REALLY necessary and not just an attempt to give you something because (in the case of most viruses) the real treatment is time. EDUCATE YOURSELF about when these drugs will help and when they won't.

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It's cold season and kids get sick a lot. See what you can do to help them feel better. 5 easy ways to treat a kid's cold without medication (plus 1 with - thrown in for good measure).

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We all get it, find out how to get rid of it. Proven ways to combat congestion.

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Feel a cold coming on? This is what you should do and what you need to know!

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Why do we have to get flu vaccines EVERY year? See how long they actually last and why this is the only vaccine that has to be repeated each time the earth circles the sun.

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Can you? Should you? If you aren't feeling 100%, can you go ahead and the flu vaccine anyway? Find out what the experts say.

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Do you know what's normal and what isn't after getting a flu vaccine? Find out what to expect and when to be concerned.
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