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Ask the doc: “What are the best things to eat and drink when you...

If you’re sick, your appetite is probably a little hindered. But it’s important to get in some nutrients to support your immune system. Here's what you should eat and drink when you have a cold.
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Ask the doc: “I get sick often. What are the signs that I should...

Not sure if your sickness requires a doctor's visit? Here's how to tell.
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Know how to protect yourself from getting sick? Take the quiz

Test your knowledge of how to prevent common infections with this quiz.
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Ask the doc: “How do I know if I have mono?”

Think you have mono? Our expert discusses how to know.
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Your vaccination guide: Which ones you need, what they do, and where to get...

Rate this article and enter to winMore than just your class schedule and study habits will shift when you head to college or the workforce—for many students, handling their own health care is part...

Ask the doc: How can I get over my fear of the doctor?

 “I fear going to the doctor and try to avoid it at all costs. How can I get over this?”—Gordon*, DeKalb, Illinois(*Name changed for privacy.)Kudos to you for acknowledging that there’s an issue here:...

Ask the doc: What’s a good way to avoid catching a cold?

Rate this article and enter to win“What’s a good way to avoid catching a cold when other students in class are sick?”—Joshua, Portland, OregonCold-causing viruses circulate readily in school communities, and they disrupt students’...
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Ask the doc: What’s the difference between ibuprofen and aspirin, and when should I...

 “What’s the difference between ibuprofen and aspirin, and when should I take which?”—Alyssa, San Bernardino, CaliforniaHere’s what I generally recommend to students: Keep ibuprofen (instead of aspirin) and acetaminophen (Paracetamol and Tylenol are common brands)...
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Avoid getting the flu this season!

5 Flu Prevention Tips: Get vaccinated! The flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting yourself against the flu virus. Wash your hands often with warm water and soap. Avoid touching your...
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Ask the doc: I make sure to get enough sleep, but I still always...

“I make sure to get enough sleep, but I still always feel tired. Why could this be?”—Ariel, Lakewood, ColoradoThis is a very common dilemma. It can be helpful to determine whether you’re experiencing fatigue,...