Colds and flu

Preventing flu

Teens: prevent flu this winter

Think back to last winter when you had flu twice and colds three times.It doesn't help that you're stuck in a classroom five days a week with thirty or more people – and germs.

Cold-proof your body

Have you noticed how people, when they feel the onset of cold and flu symptoms, suddenly start medicating themselves fervently in a desperate attempt to ward off the worst?

15 tips to stay healthy in winter

Don't let colds and flu stop you this winter. Follow these tips and hints and you can continue to get more out life despite the weather forecast.

10 immune system boosters

It makes sense to boost your immune system as a precautionary measure. Here are ten important things the experts say you should do in order to stay healthy.

8 natural cold remedies

Before you reach for over-the-counter meds, first consider some natural remedies. Here are a few things you can do to assist your body's immune system and ease symptoms naturally.

Fight flu with these foods

It's winter and flu, colds and sore throats are back again to plague us. Luckily, there are some precautions and preventative steps that can be taken to ward off disease.

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Flu expert

Dr Heidi van Deventer completed her MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 2004 at the University of Stellenbosch.
She has additional training in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) as well as biostatistics and epidemiology.

Dr Van Deventer is currently working as a researcher at the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre at the University of Stellenbosch.

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