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Cold and Flu: Echinacea – Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Two research reports on echinacea about 3 months apart cast doubt on its effectiveness. Let me tell you about them so you can decide for yourself whether this herb is worth taking.

Flu Remedies

For those unlucky enough to get influenza (flu), the symptoms can be almost unbearable. Below are some suggestions you can try to help alleviate flu symptoms. As always, consult your physician and/or pharmacist before taking any medications.

What’s True About The Flu?

Influenza (flu) is a highly infectious disease of the lungs, and it can lead to pneumonia. Each year about 114,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized and about 36,000 people die because of the flu. Most who die are 65 years and older. But children younger than 2 years old are as likely as those over 65 to have to go to the hospital because of the flu.

Conquering the Common Cold

What do we know about the Common Cold? There’s no cure and none of us are safe! So, what do we do? Lay back with a box of tissue, pop a couple of cold tabs and wait it out? Not necessarily! Doctors who specialize in self-care medicine say that there is a lot more that we can do to get through a cold comfortably, and possibly more quickly!