Results for "Infectious Disease"

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How to Get Those Icky Germs Off Your Fruit and Veggies
Sometimes it’s apparent that you need to wash your produce. Those potatoes or carrots you grew yourself or bought at the farmers market probably have a...
Jun 20
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How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets to Keep Germs Away?
If you asked ten different people how often they washed their sheets, you’d probably get ten different answers. And at least one of those people would...
Jun 07
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Should I Take Antiviral Pills If I Get COVID-19? Here’s What to Know
COVID-19 continues to linger, and may for the foreseeable future, but every day we’re learning more on how to prevent and treat it. There are COVID-19...
May 24
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Listeria (Listeriosis): A Foodborne Bacteria That Could Make You Sick
Before you toss together a pre-rinsed bagged salad, you may want to give it another wash for good measure. Why? The spinach and lettuce inside could have...
May 17
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Long COVID: 5 Big Questions Answered About Post-COVID Syndrome
While COVID-19 symptoms may pass quickly for some people, millions of others face lingering symptoms called long COVID, PASC (Post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2)...
Apr 13
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The Best Ways to Protect Yourself Against Aspiration Pneumonia
There’s probably been a time when you swallowed some food or drink and it felt like it went down the wrong pipe. That’s when a bit of food or liquid may...
Apr 11
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What to Know About C. Diff, a Common (But Serious) Colon Infection
Did you recently have a hospital stay? Have you been taking antibiotics? And have you been getting severe diarrhea too? If you said “yes” to a few of these,...
Apr 04
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How Those Grimy Earbuds Could Be Making You Sick
You probably know that if you listen to music too loudly or for too long with earbuds, you could permanently damage your hearing. But that’s not the only...
Mar 18
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Hepatitis A, B and C: What Is the Difference?
A, B, C … D and E. Aside from the letters associated with it, how much do you know about hepatitis? What’s the difference between the types? And if you...
Mar 03
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The Best Ways to Prevent and Treat Athlete’s Foot
Our poor feet. They carry our weight, they keep us upright, they give clues about our overall health. But they’re often neglected. (If only they weren’t...
Feb 02