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Home health: How to avoid germ hot spots in your home

With cold and flu season in full force, many make extra effort to keep homes germ-free. But there are still items that may be overlooked.

Monday - 01/13/2014, 04:46am EST

Tags: germs, Paula Wolfson

A flu shot can still do you good

The disease "really has reached virtually the entire component of the United States," according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 03:35pm EST

Tags: flu season, flu shot, flu shots, flu vaccine, john aaron

Flu could overtake unexpected age group in area

It's still early in the flu season but widespread flu is reported in Virginia, while there are fewer cases of flu right now in Maryland and D.C.

Sunday - 12/29/2013, 08:55am EST

Tags: flu season, influenza, Dick Uliano

Rest, hygiene and hydration key to holiday health

Getting sick during the holidays is the last thing anybody wants. But so many people get worn down that it doesn't take much for a scratchy throat and sniffles to kick in.

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 05:37am EST

Tags: Christmas, holidays, one medical group, Paula Wolfson, staying well during holidays, Will Kimbrough

Good to Go: Winter tips to keep kids healthy at day care, preschool

The littlest of people can come home with biggest of germs -- many of which are acquired during time spent at day care or school. Here are some tips on how to keep your kids and your family free of bugs this season.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 07:38am EST

Tags: Good to Go, Katie Howard, child care, sick, parenting

Shutdown could make unpredictable flu even dicier

Tracking the flu could be complicated because of the government shutdown.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 05:31am EDT

Tags: flu shot, CDC, flu tracker, Kristi King

More options for flu shots available this season

This flu season, there'll be a whole slew of different shot options to protect against influenza.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 12:29pm EDT

Tags: Mayo Clinic, flu vaccine, flu shot

Va. flu cases drop from widespread to regional

Flu cases in Virginia have dropped from widespread levels for the first time in 13 weeks.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 01:55pm EDT

Tags: Virginia Department of Health,

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