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General Tips

What's the latest news and trends? Check out what we're talking about at Kinsa.

Night Sweats. Why Do They Happen and What Can We Do?

Nearly half of adults experience night sweats for one reason or another. While most of them aren't worrisome, they are still quite disruptive to your sleep (and possibly your sleeping partner)!

For Your Body and Mind, Get Outside

With abundant research on the psychological and physiological benefits of being in nature, doctors are now prescribing time in nature the same way they prescribe medication. Here's why you should go sit on a bench in the trees today.

Your Top Questions as the Pandemic Slows

Antivirals, a fourth vaccine (?), and long-lasting symptoms - Nurse Blake answers some lingering questions!

Vaccine-Hesitancy to Booster-Hesitancy

Recent data from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that 70% of Americans eligible for the COVID booster have received one. With CDC data showing that the original two-dose regimen plus a booster is 90% effective at preventing hospitalization (yep, even with Omicron circulating), we wondered - what happened to the 30% of people who are eligible for the booster shot but haven’t gotten it yet?

Influenza Care Guide

The flu is one of the most uncomfortable viruses to have. Find out what you can do to alleviate symptoms and learn when to reach out to the doctor.

My husband got COVID over Christmas break. Here's how we handled it.

My husband tested positive for COVID 3 days before Christmas. This meant my husband, myself and our two daughters spent the holidays attempting to make sense of the ever-changing COVID isolation guidelines.

Sore Throat Care Guide

Ease the discomfort of a sore throat and know when to call the doctor.

All About Shingles

What is shingles, how did you get it and how can you treat it? Can it be prevented in the first place? (Hint: if you're over 50, yes!)

Shingles Vaccine Info

This article is for generally healthy folks 50+ who have had chickenpox in the past (psst! this is almost all of you!).

What We Know About Omicron

Our clinical and epidemiology teams comb through clinical research to answer your top questions on vaccine efficacy, protection from prior infection, how to best protect yourself and loved ones and, yes, how on earth to pronounce "Omicron."

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Care Guide

Learn what hand, foot, and mouth disease is and what you can do to alleviate symptoms.

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Prevention

If someone in your child's classroom has been diagnosed with Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease, let us help you with the do's and don'ts so you can keep it out of your household!

COVID Vaccine Side Effect Guidance

Let's cover normal side effects and how to minimize the discomfort following a COVID-19 vaccine in our kiddos. Bonus: these tips are appropriate for all COVID vaccine recipients!

Why a Young, Healthy Ultramarathoner Gets the Flu Vaccine Every Year

Join us as Kinsa's Director of Content sits down to interview Nurse Blake about why she decides to get the flu vaccine each year!

Avoiding the Common Cold

Tips for avoiding the common cold when it's circulating around your child's classroom!

Avoiding Strep Throat

Tips for avoiding strep throat when it's circulating in your child's classroom!

RSV Care Guide

Respiratory Syncytial Virus, known commonly as RSV, is a respiratory virus that typically causes cold-like symptoms. Learn how to stay comfortable at home and when to reach out for help.

Body Aches Care Guide

Find out how to soothe body aches when you're feeling under the weather.

Runny & Stuffy Nose Care Guide

Runny and stuffy noses are generally caused by a virus and need to simply run their course, but there are a few things you can do to speed up the healing process and/or find a bit of comfort.

Cough Care Guide

Coughing is important to protect our airways or to clear out gunk (or both). There are a few things you can do to speed up the healing process and/or find a bit of comfort while your body battles this virus.

Kid Hydration: How Much is Enough as the Weather Heats Up?

Adults typically need 8 glasses of water per day, but what about kids? Especially as the weather gets warmer, here’s how to keep the little ones properly hydrated.

Tips to Get Through the DST Struggle

Darker school mornings are hard for both parents and kids. Find out how to ditch the morning grogginess, so you and your kids can take on the day.

Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Summer

Summer calls for kids playing with their friends and spending more time outside. Summer also calls for its share of seasonal illnesses. Here’s how to be best prepared.

Health Tips for the Holidays

It can be hard to think about staying healthy over the holidays. Here are 7 hacks to make enjoying the holidays while still being mindful a little easier.

Cold and Flu Prevention & Healthy Habits

We fully believe that prevention is better than cure. Here are some lifelong tips to keep in your back pocket if you want to prevent a cold or flu bout.