UCLA Health pathologist Shangxin Yang explains what happens to the body's cells when viruses attack.
A number of factors are playing a role in this year’s surprising flu season numbers
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Dear Doctor: Why are people making a big deal out of the fact that you can lose your sense of smell and taste when you get sick with COVID-19? The same thing happens to me when I’ve got a plain old cold.
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