Ask a Doc: Do Fist Bumps Spread Fewer Germs Than Handshakes?

Fist-bumping has grown popular in the last few years: politicians, athletes and celebrities—knocking knuckles as a way to greet people. But does fist-bumping spread fewer germs than handshaking? We asked an expert.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 04, 2019

What Is Adenovirus and Should I Be Worried About It?

If it looks like a cold or the flu, it is, right? Well, maybe not—and here's why.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 05, 2018

Testing Cold & Flu Advice —What Really Works?

As soon as you pull out a tissue the advice starts rolling in, from chicken soup to Echinacea and homespun cough remedies.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 01, 2018

Can I Get a Flu Shot While Pregnant?

Dr. Sarah Kilpatrick answers common questions about pregnancy and the flu.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 06, 2018

Do I Really Need a Flu Shot?

We asked an expert: Who really needs to get the flu shot?

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 01, 2018

Do I Have Strep Throat or a Sore Throat?

Many confuse strep throat for a severe sore throat. Learn more about strep throat's symptoms, treatment, and contagious nature from experts at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 18, 2018

Am I Still Contagious? Cold & Flu Tips

Is my cold still contagious? When can I go back to work with the flu? Get the answers to these common cold and flu questions from experts at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 13, 2018

Epidemiology Expert Shares Tips to Survive Peak Flu Season

This year's flu season has been intense, with 36 states—including California—reporting widespread flu activity so far.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 07, 2018

When Are Antibiotics Effective? - Infographic

Antibiotics are not effective against viruses, so they don't treat illnesses like the common cold or flu.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 05, 2017

Cold vs. Flu Symptoms: When to See a Doctor?

Do you know the subtle differences between a cold and the flu? Use Cedars-Sinai's reference chart to help figure out what you have and when to see a doctor.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 15, 2017