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Rotavirus vs. Norovirus: What Are the Differences?

While both rotavirus and norovirus cause stomach flu and other gastrointestinal issues, there are key differences. Learn about them here. Rotavirus...

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Norovirus Symptoms

Norovirus causes symptoms that some people associate with "stomach flu", but it isn't the flu. Find out about norovirus symptoms and how...

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What to Do If Your Child Has Stomach Flu

Stomach viruses in children are very common. Learn how to survive the stomach bug and give your child some relief. The stomach flu, known as...

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How to Prevent the Stomach Flu

It’s that time of year again—stomach flu season. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones with these simple strategies. Stomach flu,...

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Food Poisoning vs. Stomach Flu: What Are the Differences?

Food poisoning and the stomach flu have similar symptoms, but different causes. Learn more about how to distinguish between the two illnesses. When...

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Stomach Flu

Stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) is highly contagious and affects millions each year. Reviewed by a board-certified gastroenterologist.

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An Overview of Listeria

Listeria is a common culprit in foodborne​ illness outbreaks and recalls. Learn more about this bacterial infection and how it could affect you....

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Overview of Norovirus or the Cruise Ship Virus

Norovirus, also known as the "cruise ship virus," spreads rapidly and makes people very sick. Find out more about this common illness....

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Why Do We Vomit When We Get Sick?

Why do we vomit when we get sick? Find out why this unpleasant symptom occurs and what you can do to help yourself or your loved one feel better....

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What to Do When You Get the Stomach Flu

Think you have a stomach flu? Check your symptoms so you know what is causing it and what you can do about it. Think you have the "stomach flu"? In...

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Why You Might Lose Weight When You're Sick

Find out how a stomach bug or other types of illnesses affect your body weight when you're sick. If you have ever had a stomach bug for more than...

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What Is Norovirus?

Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that is a common cause of stomach flu. Reviewed by a board-certified internal medicine physician. Norovirus is...

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An Overview of Rotavirus

Rotavirus, a common cause of stomach flu in kids, also affects adults. Learn the symptoms, how to feel better, and how to prevent its spread....

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How the Stomach Flu Is Treated

Diarrhea and vomiting from the “stomach flu” (viral gastroenteritis) will usually stop in a few days, but some treatments can help ease symptoms....

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Causes and Risk Factors of Stomach Flu (Viral Gastroenteritis)

Viral gastroenteritis, sometimes called the "stomach flu," is common, especially in children, and can cause diarrhea and vomiting. Viral...

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How Stomach Flu Is Diagnosed

A diagnosis of viral gastroenteritis, often called the “stomach flu,” is usually made based on the symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. The medical...

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When Is the Stomach Flu Contagious?

If you or someone you know has the stomach flu — do you know when and for how long it is contagious? Find out how this common illness is spread....

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How to Stop Throwing Up When You're Sick

If you're vomiting and just want to make it stop, find out what to do and when you need to get help. Vomiting is awful. There's no denying it....

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When to See a Doctor for Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain is not something you should ignore. Learn the ways to tell if your pain is serious and in need of immediate, if not emergency, care....

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Health Benefits of Probiotics

Can probiotics really improve your digestive and vaginal health? Learn if a daily supplement can aid in the treatment of IBS, yeast infections, or...

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Signs of Stomach Flu and When to See a Doctor

Viral gastroenteritis (aka. "stomach flu") causes nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting, which can lead to dehydration. Viral gastroenteritis,...

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How Long Should You Stay Home With the Stomach Flu?

Stomach flu symptoms can last from 24 hours to several days or even a week. Find out how long you need to stay home when you are sick. Stomach...

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