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Cold and Flu Resources
Get the latest cold and flu information from Providence experts.
Heading out more? Wear a mask.
Not sure when or how to wear a mask when you head out the door? Get answers to commonly asked questions on masks, kids and dealing with mask anxiety.
Is it allergies, a cold, the flu or COVID-19? (Infographic)
Allergies, colds, flu and COVID-19 share many symptoms, but there are key differences. This infographic outlines how to tell them apart.
How do you know if your teen has mono?
Discover whether the “kissing disease” might be responsible for your teen’s fatigue, fever, sore throat, headache and body aches.
“Alexa, book me an Express Care appointment”
Providence St. Joseph Health and Amazon team up to bring Express Care appointments to Alexa.
How to get through your child's flu
This infographic offers helpful tips and to-dos for parents while their child is sick with the seasonal cold or flu.
How to host a healthy holiday, featuring Express Care
Follow these quick tips for a healthier holiday gathering. If symptoms show up to the party, Express Care can be your fastest way back to the festivities.
How to help prevent the flu (on top of the shot)
Practicing good hygiene and developing healthy habits, in addition to getting the flu shot, helps your body fend off the flu. Express Care is your fast path to treatment if you're seeing flu symptoms.
Keep your kids healthy this winter
Follow these children's health guidelines and download the Circle app for parenting tips and tools as you prepare for winter holiday parties and celebrations.
How to protect your family from food poisoning
Equip yourself with the smarts to keep your family’s dinner table safe from germs and toxins that cause food poisoning.
Get your flu shot now!
The good news for flu season is that treatment options are available.
Viral gastroenteritis is no fun, but it's not the flu
Symptoms of viral gastroenteritis include diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. People often call it stomach flu, but it's not influenza.
5 skin conditions you don’t want to bring home from the gym
Fungi and bacteria lurk on your favorite workout machines and in common areas at the gym. Learn how to protect your skin against gym germs.
Ask the pediatrician: Surprising facts about swimmer’s ear
Did you know you can get swimmer's ear without getting wet? Swimmer's ear isn't your garden variety ear infection, and it needs to be treated differently.
Here’s how to make your child’s earaches less of a pain
There are many reasons why your child’s ear may be hurting, so it’s best to have a doctor examine it to ensure it is treated properly.
First-aid tips and a DIY kit for minor cuts and scrapes
Proper care for minor cuts, wounds and scrapes reduces the risk of infection and helps minimize scarring. Treat them with these first-aid tips and make your own first-aid kit.
Flu season is almost upon us: See a provider about the flu vaccine soon
Changes in flu treatment may be on the horizon, but health officials say you should continue to get an annual flu shot.
Diverticulitis may be on the rise: Diet can decrease risk
The incidence of the intestinal disease diverticulitis appears to be increasing; the cause is not definitively known, but some likely culprits are, and a high-fiber diet may reduce risk.
Why does your young athlete need an annual sports physical?
Just as sports can be for everybody, a pre-participation physical exam should be, too, especially for young athletes.
Can you just butterfly it yourself?
Some cuts and abrasions require minimal treatment while others are serious enough to require a trip to the emergency room; all cuts, however, share a common pattern for assessment and treatment.
7 natural treatments for allergy relief
Allergy medication doesn’t seem to work? Consider one of these alternative treatments to alleviate runny nose, itchy eyes and other symptoms.
Fast facts about fever for nervous parents
What you should know to help your child get through a fever and put you more at ease
The best home remedies for a coughing baby
It hurts to hear your baby cough, but not every distress requires a doctor visit. There are some remedies you can try at home.
Camp and sports physicals: Prepping for summertime fun
One of the most important things you can do to help your child stay safe and have a fun summer is to schedule a physical before they head off to camp or practice
A cardiologist speaks: How to think about heart medications
What you know about your heart medicines can help you better understand the role they play in your health care
Amazon-JP Morgan-Berkshire deal: A sign of the times
The message to traditional health care providers is clear: evolve or risk being disintermediated
Can Onions Prevent Flu — Or Does That Advice Stink?
Raw onions keep the flu virus from spreading: Myth or fact?
What You Should Know about Superbugs, and 4 Ways to Protect Yourself
Ways to protect yourself from superbugs
5 Surprising Reasons You Can't Donate Blood
Here are five reasons you may not be allowed to give blood. Only one in 30 people regularly gives...
Hot Tea Swirl-Ins That Are Better Than Sugar
Try these hot tea swirl-ins that aren't sugar