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Is a Sinus Infection Contagious?
A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, is one of the most common illnesses treated on LiveHealth Online, especially during the winter months. You may know some of the key symptoms, such as facial pain, congestion and mucus, but how contagious is a sinus infection? Read on to find out.  
5 Ways to Beat (or Manage) the Winter Blues
Short days, long nights, holiday stress and cabin fever can add up to a strong dose of the winter blues. So what can you do to manage feeling down? During the winter months, many people feel more sluggish and sad — and even more anxious and…
Busting 6 Myths About the Flu
Wondering if you could get the flu from a flu shot? Or if you could get the flu even if you’ve had a shot? You’re not alone. With so much information – and misinformation – out there it’s worth reading up so you can spot common myths and…
World Mental Health Day: 4 Healthy Habits to Adopt
Mental health is on our minds every day — even more so this week. October 10 is World Mental Health Day, and October 6-12 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Psychologist Lindsay Henderson, a provider you can see through…
Fall Allergy Tips and Signs It’s a Cold vs. Allergies
Fall brings beautiful foliage and cooler temps. But for seasonal allergy sufferers, it also triggers sneezing, stuffy noses and watery eyes. What are some key things to keep in mind about fall allergies? And how do you know if you’re dealing with allergies vs. a cold? Dr. Mia Finkelston –…
Back to School, Back to Germs: 6 Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy
The start of the school year marks the return to germ-swapping, sniffles and tummy bugs. Is there anything you can do to help keep your child from getting sick?  While your family can’t prevent all illnesses passed around at school, good hand-washing…
5 Bright Ideas for Sun Safety This Summer (and Beyond)
July is UV Safety Awareness Month, making it a great time to think about how you and your family spend time in the sun. According to the American Cancer Society, ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure from the sun is the main cause of most skin cancers. The good news…
Take a Doctor With You When You Travel
You’re finally taking that long-awaited vacation. Your bags are packed and your itinerary is set. But what if you need a doctor while you’re away? SmarterTravel.com suggests that if you get sick while traveling, two of the best ways to salvage…
When to See a Doctor Online If It’s Not an Emergency
There’s no question that emergency rooms are lifesaving. But if you go there for care when it’s not an emergency, the long wait, chaos, paperwork and high cost can add up to a giant headache. Video doctor visits using your smartphone, laptop or tablet – are…
5 Surprising Facts about Mold Allergies vs Seasonal Allergies
Sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, itchy throat, congestion, coughing, headache – you sure know it when those miserable allergy symptoms flare up. But are they seasonal allergies, or could they be caused by mold, one of the most common triggers of allergy symptoms? Seasonal allergies are often triggered by pollen,…
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