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Antibiotic Use: What Everyone Should Know and Do

Did you know that antibiotics do not help fight viruses? Learn which common illnesses are usually viral or bacterial and when antibiotics are necessary.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Common Cold

General information about the common cold including symptoms, causes, transmission, prevention, treatment and diseases associated with the cold virus. Some information on research included also.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

Is It a Cold or an Allergy?- (PDF)

This page provides information on treatment, prevention and complications associated with colds and allergies.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

Is It a Cold or the Flu?- (PDF)

A checklist of symptoms designed to assist you in determining which of these health problems you may have.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

Self-Care Flow Charts: Cold and Flu

Learn how to treat the symptoms of a cold or flu and when flu- or cold-like symptoms could indicate the need to seek professional help.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

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