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COVID-19, flu activity may have hit its winter peak, hospital trends suggest

COVID-19 Flu Cases

Prevention

Penn Medicine, Jefferson Health among latest hospital systems to reinstate mask requirements

Philly Hospitals Masks

Prevention

Main Line Health, Cooper University Hospital are again requiring patients, visitors to wear masks

Hospital Mask Requirements

Illness

With respiratory illnesses on the rise, here's how to keep lungs healthy

American Lung Association lung health tips

Illness

RSV is spreading rapidly as the holiday season kicks into gear

Respiratory Illness RSV

Prevention

An at-home flu vaccine may be available in the U.S. by next fall

Illness

Does chicken soup really help when you're sick?

Chicken Soup Benefits

Prevention

When to get your flu shot, COVID-19 booster and RSV vaccine this fall

Pets

ACCT Philly seeks homes for 70 dogs by next week to prevent spread of canine flu

ACCT Philly Dog Flu

Pets

How to keep dogs safe from canine influenza, which is on the rise in Philadelphia

canine influenza dog flu philadelphia veterinarian

Fitness

How much people exercise may affect their risk of respiratory infections, research shows

Exercise respiratory infections

Prevention

Free COVID-19 tests are again available via the mail; here's how to order them

Free COVID-19 tests

Prevention

Penn scientists inch closer to universal flu vaccine that could weaken future pandemics

Penn flu vaccine

Illness

Flu season is off to an early start in Philly, but it's hard to predict how it will shape out, officials say

Flu season Philly

Children's Health

A spike in respiratory illnesses is filling children's hospitals in Philly

children's hospital bed

Illness

When COVID-19 or flu viruses kill, they often have an accomplice – bacterial infections

COVID-19 virus flu infection

Illness

Flu season has been mild, yet again, but a surge could still happen

Flu Season COVID-19

Illness

Rowan University reports flu outbreak as experts brace for potentially severe season

Rowan Flu Outbreak

Prevention

A combined COVID-19 and flu vaccine may be on the horizon

Illness

Flu shots may offer some protection against COVID-19's most severe complications, study finds

Prevention

The mRNA technology used in COVID-19 shots may yield a more effective flu vaccine

Prevention

Why do we get shots in the arm? It's all about the muscle

Illness

Despite fears of a 'twindemic,' influenza cases remain remarkably low

Mask wearing and the flu

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Flu or COVID-19? What you should know

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Prevention

Getting a flu shot may help prevent you from getting COVID-19, study shows

Women's Health

Flu shots given to pregnant women do not increase risk of autism, study finds

Prevention

How to talk to vaccine skeptics so they might actually hear you

Anti-vaxxers conversations

Prevention

This is a good year to get a flu shot, experts advise

Flu Shot 2020

Prevention

Cloth masks do protect the wearer – breathing in less coronavirus means you get less sick

Cloth Masks Protection

Illness

Loss of smell sudden and more severe with COVID-19 than with colds, flu

Loss of smell COVID-19

Senior Health

Flu and pneumonia vaccines may reduce Alzheimer's disease risk

Flu shot Alzheimer's

Illness

What to make of the new H1N1 swine flu with 'pandemic potential'

H1N1 Swine Flu

Exhibits

Mütter Museum offers virtual tour of 'Spit Spreads Death' exhibit

Spit Spreads Death exhibit

Illness

Compare the flu pandemic of 1918 and COVID-19 with caution

Burlington County

Burlington County woman who survived 1918 Spanish flu pandemic dies of COVID-19 complications

Prevention

How to stop touching your face to minimize spread of coronavirus and other germs

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Health News

Shaving facial hair may help men avoid coronavirus – if they wear a respirator, CDC says

coronavirus facial hair respirators

Prevention

The current flu shot appears more effective than last season's vaccine

Flu vaccine

Illness

Delaware County student's death from flu a tragic reminder of virus's potential danger

Flu death Worrall Elementary Delco

Prevention

How to convince your loved ones to get the flu shot

Flu shot cost

Prevention

Doctors in Thailand treat coronavirus with anti-viral cocktail of HIV drugs and Tamiflu

HIV Flu drugs treat Coronavirus

Prevention

The most germ-infested places you encounter – and how to stay healthy

common places for germs

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