UCLA Health pathologist Shangxin Yang explains what happens to the body's cells when viruses attack.

By Sandy Cohen • September 23, 2021
Dear Doctor: Does zinc help with colds? First, let’s look at zinc’s impact in general. Zinc is an important element needed for a healthy immune system.  The link between zinc deficiency and infections was first noted in the Middle East 50 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 14, 2018
Dear Doctor: I’m hearing that vitamin D can reduce the risk of colds and flu – and that more foods should be fortified with it. What’s the evidence for that? As a doctor, I’ll  confess I’m skeptical about such a broad [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 7, 2018
‘Tis the season for back-to-school shopping, holiday planning and – too often – colds, flu and stomach bugs. With children returning to classrooms and cooler weather driving more people indoors, germs have extra opportunities to strike. Instead of stocking up on tissues and cough medicine, try these five [...]
By uclahealth • September 15, 2016
Symptoms Allergy (Airborne) Cold Stuffy or runny nose Often Often Sneezing Often Often Wheezing Sometimes Rarely, never Itchy eyes Often Rarely, never Fever Never Often Aches and pains Never Sometimes Weakness [...]
By uclahealth • March 6, 2016
  • Viral infection of the nose and throat
  • Runny or congested nose
  • The nasal discharge may be clear, cloudy, yellow or green
  • Usually associated with fever
  • A sore throat often is the first symptom
  • Sometimes associated with a cough, hoarse [...]
By uclahealth • March 3, 2016
By uclahealth • March 3, 2016
By uclahealth • March 3, 2016