Cough, fatigue and shortness of breath are all common signs of a passing virus. However, when symptoms become chronic, lasting more than three months, these could be indicative of pulmonary fibrosis (PF). The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is shining a light on PF symptoms and risk factors during peak cold and flu season.
With cold and flu season underway, plus the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, infectious disease specialist Jeffrey Bender, MD, shares how to tell the difference between the three illnesses, and the most important thing parents can do to keep children safe.
Half of older Americans got help from the infection-fighting power of antibiotics in the past two years, a new poll finds, but a sizable minority didn’t follow the instructions on their pill bottle. And one in five say that in the past, they’ve engaged in a risky practice: taking leftover antibiotics without checking with a medical professional.