You've probably heard the recent scare in the media about avian flu, also known as bird flu, and may be wondering if you or your family members are at risk. Here is some information that will help in understanding avian or bird flu.
What is avian or bird flu?
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If you or a loved one has HIV/ AIDS, you may know how hard it is to prevent viral infections such as the flu. In addition, flu complications such as pneumonia can deteriorate the body's already compromised immune system.
To stay well and avoid flu and flu complications, it's important...more
If you're suffering with the flu, you may be wondering if there's a flu diet. After all, you've heard the adage "starve a fever, and feed a cold." But what do you eat when you have both fever and cold-like symptoms that come with the flu?
Today, more than ever, we're aware of the healing...more