Cold and Flu Resources

Get the latest cold and flu information from Providence experts.

Learn about primary care, urgent care and emergency medicine now so that when seconds count, you know your options.
As fall and winter move in, your children may be exposed to the triple threat of RSV, the flu and COVID-19. Here’s how to tell the difference.
Think you know all there is to know about the flu? Hear from a doctor about common myths and why you should get a flu vaccine.
If your child is sick, you’re miserable, too. Here’s how to tell if your child has a cold or the flu, how to treat, and when to take them to the doctor.
The flu can be life-threatening for anyone — especially those who are 65 and older or pregnant, or young children and infants. Learn how to protect yourself.
The best way to handle sickness is to get lots of rest and stay away from others. Learn more ways to treat a cold or flu this fall and winter.
It’s National Blood Donor Month, and we’re giving you the basic facts about who can donate blood and what it’s like.
Know where and when to seek care for your child
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.
Determine symptoms of COVID, Flu or Cold
Getting a flu vaccine is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy and protect yourself this fall and winter.
Allergies, colds, flu and COVID-19 share many symptoms, but there are key differences. This infographic outlines how to tell them apart.
Discover whether the “kissing disease” might be responsible for your teen’s fatigue, fever, sore throat, headache and body aches.
Providence St. Joseph Health and Amazon team up to bring Express Care appointments to Alexa.
This infographic offers helpful tips and to-dos for parents while their child is sick with the seasonal cold or flu.
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.
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.
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.
Equip yourself with the smarts to keep your family’s dinner table safe from germs and toxins that cause food poisoning.
The good news for flu season is that treatment options are available.
Symptoms of viral gastroenteritis include diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. People often call it stomach flu, but it's not influenza.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Changes in flu treatment may be on the horizon, but health officials say you should continue to get an annual flu shot.
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.
Just as sports can be for everybody, a pre-participation physical exam should be, too, especially for young athletes.
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.
Allergy medication doesn’t seem to work? Consider one of these alternative treatments to alleviate runny nose, itchy eyes and other symptoms.