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12 Flu “Myths” That Are Actually True

Health The flu can survive longer on door handles than you realize, sneeze droplets can fly, and some folks actually need two flu shots. Get the facts. True: The flu virus can live awhile on surfaces Maxal Tamor/Shutterstock If you think living organisms like viruses and bacteria die quickly when they’re not infecting you, think… Read More »

If you have 'stomach flu,' chances are it's actually norovirus: What you should know

If you’ve ever gotten sick from eating something “bad,” you may have had an encounter with norovirus. Sometimes called a “stomach bug” or “stomach flu” — though it’s not related to the flu — norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States, causing between 19 million and 21 million cases of… Read More »