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Cold & Flu Health Center

For many people, cold and flu have become an inseparable pair, like salt and pepper or New Year's and weight loss. Walking down the "cold and flu" aisle of any drugstore, you will find stacks of bright boxes with bold claims of help for those suffering from a cold or the flu.

Since the two illnesses share some similar symptoms, and both come during "cold and flu season," the two often run together in people's minds.

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Cold Season, Alcohol, and Clean Hands

Many of the most common and most dangerous infections spread via germs on the hands that make their way into the mouth, nose, or eyes. How best to keep our children’s hands clean? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued October 25, 2002 guidelines for hand hygiene in healthcare settings, where spread of …

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In late 2019, the SARS-CoV-2 virus made its way into the human population, starting in China's Hubei province. By early 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic was worldwide. As the pandemic unfolded, Dr. Greene and guest authors posted about it in real time.


Dr. Greene gives a thorough explanation of some common respiratory illnesses that affect babies and children.

Q&A Guides

The difference between a cold and flu may sometimes be difficult for parents to discern. Here is what to look for, and how to treat and prevent these nasty bugs altogether!


Dealing with the flu is never fun, especially seeing your young child experience symptoms. Know when the flu requires a doctor’s visit, as well as the best options for the flu vaccine.


Take a look at the best practices for keeping children free of colds and sinus infections, as well as ways to treat symptoms safely and effectively.