Common Cold

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How to avoid catching Coronavirus, flu, or colds on an airplane

Spring break is just around the corner and if you’re thinking of flying, here’s some sobering news: 1 in 5 people who travel on planes will suffer from a cold or flu after the flight. That’s because they are in an enclosed area where some germs can remain for up to seven days. You think those cruise ships had it bad? Think again…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How to tell if it’s a cold, flu, or the new Coronavirus

The Coronavirus is now a “global emergency” with 23 countries confirming cases. And yes, the U.S. is on that list with 11, including a person-to-person transmission. The threat level is raised, so many people are asking… Is this fever, cough or scratchy throat a cold, the flu or worse?

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How to get over your cold quick and keep from spreading it

You wake up feeling terrible and wonder, is it a cold or flu? How contagious are you and for how long? How can you keep from spreading your germs… but most importantly: How can you feel better FAST? I’ve got all the answers for you…

Joyce Hollman

Is it a chest cold or bronchitis and is pneumonia far behind?

What many people write off as just a “chest cold” is actually an inflammation of the lungs called bronchitis. Here’s how to know if you’ve got it, and how to treat it, keep yourself comfortable, and make sure it doesn’t become a more serious illness…

Easy Health Options Staff

Read before hanging out under the mistletoe

A kiss under the mistletoe is a longstanding holiday tradition, steeped in ancient lore. Depending on the health of your kissing partner, when you indulge in a 10-second kiss, you exchange much more than good tidings…

Dr. Mark Wiley

Using essential oils to breathe easy

When the weather is changing, many of us suffer with sinus congestion, headaches, congested chests and colds. And viruses and allergens are spreading, too. Essential oils can help relieve symptoms of congestion and sinus pressure so you can breathe better…