Results for "Infectious Disease"

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Bronchiolitis in Children: What to Know and How to Prevent It
When it comes to parenting, facing childhood illnesses is a rite of passage. One of the most common concerns new parents may face but might not hear of...
January 07
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10 Myths and Facts About Pneumonia
Have you ever heard the old wives’ tale that going outside with wet hair can give you pneumonia? It’s a myth that many of us have grown up hearing, but...
November 09
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How to Choose the Best Medication to Treat Your Cold or Flu
You feel the telltale flu or cold symptoms coming on — maybe it’s a cough, runny nose, sneezing and stuffy head. You want to choose the best medication...
October 25
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Could a Tick Bite Be Causing Your Unexpected Meat and Dairy Allergies?
If you get bitten by a tick, you probably worry about Lyme disease, an infection that spreads from tick bites.  But you could have another health problem...
October 20
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What to Know About hMPV, a Respiratory Infection That's on the Rise
From colds to flu to COVID-19 to RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), there are lots of contagious respiratory illnesses out there. And if you have kids,...
August 28
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The Best Strategies for Working from Home Long-Term
Back in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic sent almost everyone home and lots of people quickly found ways to do their jobs remotely. Today, many people have...
July 17
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Handwashing 101: Why Clean Hands Save Lives
When it comes to personal hygiene and staying healthy, it starts and ends with our hands. Unwashed hands are one of the quickest ways to spread germs and...
June 25
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You've Survived a Dangerous Sepsis Infection. Here's What to Expect Next
Sepsis is a serious infection that can cause organ failure and death. If you have sepsis, you’ll need to be hospitalized, and you’ll probably spend time...
June 16
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Are You at Risk for Infection with the Epstein-Barr Virus?
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is one of the most common viruses in the world. In fact, you might have been infected by it without knowing it. But it’s linked...
January 30
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What Parents Should Know About the Germs That Cause Scarlet Fever
One hundred years ago, author Margery Williams wrote the children’s book The Velveteen Rabbit. In the story, the main character, a young boy, gets sick...
January 29