The (Easy) Homemade Elixir You Need for Cold and Flu Season

This natural, delicious drink will boost your immune system. 

8 Essential Steps to Degerm a Hotel Room

Leery of what might be lurking on that bedspread? You probably should be. Microbiologist Philip M. Tierno, Ph.D., a professor of microbiology at the New York University School of Medicine, in New York City, helps fend off the filth. (Warning: This is not for the faint of heart.)

Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

’Tis the season for coughs, drips, sore throats, and fevers. Here’s how to prepare for—and weather—it.

3 Steps to Staying Well

What you can do to get safely through the cold and flu season.

Cold and Flu Remedy Checklist

First and foremost, do yourself no harm with the cold and flu treatments you choose. Check these dos and don’ts.

Humidifier Buying Guide

Dry winter air is hard on your health and your home. Here, feaures to look for when selecting a humidifier.

8 Cold and Flu Symptoms to Know About

There’s a reason for each and every sniffle, sneeze, ache, and pain. Learn why your body behaves the way it does, and discover the quickest ways to feel better.

The Best Drugstore Cold and Flu Remedies

Expert advice to help you navigate the cold-and-flu aisle at the drugstore.

6 Easy Chicken Soup Recipes

What could be more comforting than chicken soup in cold weather—and cold and flu season?

The Best Humidifiers

Breathe easy through the dry winter months: Real Simple got misty over these five winners, sure to protect the air (and your hair) from harrowing indoor heat.