U.S. Department of Health and Human Services



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

Flu—Get the Shot

For older people, especially those who have health problems such as diabetes or heart disease, the flu can be very serious, even life-threatening. Getting a flu shot every year can help you stay healthy.

Review Date: August 28, 2015

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

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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