flu

A saline nasal wash can clear congestion and relieve the symptoms of allergies and colds. Take these steps to perform your nasal rinse safely.

By uclahealth • May 2, 2022

The stomach flu is different from the actual flu, and typically arises from infection with a different set of viruses

By Ask the Doctors • January 17, 2022

Having flu and COVID-19 at the same time is nothing new

By Sandy Cohen • January 7, 2022

Find out how influenza can affect the heart

By uclahealth • December 16, 2021

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

By Sandy Cohen • September 23, 2021

A number of factors are playing a role in this year’s surprising flu season numbers

By Ask the Doctors • March 10, 2021

Dear Doctors: My husband caught a cold this summer, and he swears the readings from his fitness tracker a few days before warned him that he was about to be sick. Do you think that’s really possible? Dear Reader: Your husband’s observations about how changes in the data from his fitness [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 30, 2020

Dear Doctors: I'm 23 years old and hardly ever get sick, not even a cold. I usually skip getting a flu shot, but my dad keeps telling my brother and me that it's really important to get one this year. Can you explain why? Is it going to protect us [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 2, 2020

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. Dear Reader: Many of us who have slogged through [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 21, 2020

Understanding symptoms and what they mean

By uclahealth • September 10, 2020