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Harness Your Immune System to Fight Cancer

Your body's own immune system is a germ-fighting machine. Scientists see promise in directing these powers toward eradicating cancer. Here's how.

Health Risks in the Wake of a Hurricane

What are the key health risks you need to be aware of after a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy?

6 Common School-Spread Sicknesses

Kids bring home more than just homework. Here's how to deal with the germs and the bugs.

Don't Make These Germ-Filled Mistakes

You probably visit public restrooms, the bank, or a coffee shop nearly every day. Disinfect and prevent the spread of germs and illnesses with these simple tips.

Why Is Whooping Cough Back?

With around 18,000 new cases this year, health experts are calling the outbreak the most serious in 50 years. Here's how to protect your family.

The Sepsis Epidemic

An estimated 750,000 Americans get sepsis each year and 28 and 50 percent will die from the infection. Who's at risk for sepsis, and what can be done to prevent it?

AIDS: How to Talk to Kids and What They Should Know

An infectious disease specialist interprets the latest statistics and provides tips for talking to youngsters about the disease.

5 Germy Things You Touch Every Day

It's enough to make your skin crawl. They're teeming with bacteria and viruses, and you probably touched at least one of them today.

Hand Sanitizer: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Keeping your hands clean is key, but using hand sanitizer isn't always the best option.

What Your Immune System Can Do for Asthma

A strong immune system can help keep healthy with asthma. Here’s how to keep your immune system running strong.

Health by the Numbers: Colds

The average adult will suffer as many as four colds a year. Here's a look at the condition by the numbers.

Health by the Numbers: Influenza

Every year, 5 to 20 percent of U.S. residents get sick with the flu. Here's a look at the disease by the numbers.

Look (and Feel) Better When You Have the Flu

Try these beauty tips when sickness keeps you from looking your natural best.

Health by the Numbers: Heartburn

Occasional heartburn isn't dangerous, but if it occurs on a frequent basis, it could indicate a more serious health condition. Here's a look at heartburn by the numbers.

No Crest for the Antibacterial Wave

You know the old saying, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is? We might want to apply this truism to the idea that using antibacterial cleaners reduces the spread of illness.

7 Ways to Manage Rosacea

Rosacea, which often causes constant redness in the face, can be frustrating and difficult to treat, but there are steps you can take to manage the condition.

5 Great Sick-Day Foods

Stuck at home with a cold? Find comfort with these soothing foods.

The Germiest Public Places You Go Every Day

Public places are magnets for germs that cause the flu, viruses, and other illnesses. But that doesn't mean you have to stay home to avoid being exposed. Learn where the germs roam so you can take the right precautions.

4 Easy Ways to Fight the Flu

There are several steps you can take to reduce your risk of infection.

Is Your Job Making You Sick?

Desks and cubicles may seem benign, but they're often a breeding ground for bacteria. Follow these six tips to stay healthy at work.

Taking Your Child to the Hospital?

Care for your child with confidence with these 10 tips.

Should You Call in Sick?

How sick is too sick for work? Follow our cold and flu guidelines.

Flu Prevention 101

Follow these tips to minimize your chances of catching the flu this year.

Sure Shot? Understanding the Flu Vaccine

Are you thinking about getting a flu vaccination this year? Learn about the risks and rewards.

Does Being Intimate Affect Your Immunity?

A healthy love life will bring you closer to your partner and strengthen your relationship. But can it improve your overall health and protect you from illness?

Apple Cider Vinegar: Is It a Super Tonic?

Do you suffer from sinus troubles? Dandruff? Sore throat? Diarrhea? Apple cider vinegar could alleviate all of these conditions.

Just a Kiss? 4 Infections Transmitted Through Kissing

While your intentions may be innocent, the illnesses that can be transmitted through a simple smooch are not. Watch out for these.

Clear the Air About the Causes of Nasal Congestion

Does cold air cause nasal congestion? The answer may surprise you. Find out how to experience the best nasal congestion relief.

How to Sleep With a Cold

It’s hard to sleep when your head hurts, you’re all stuffed up, and your breathing is compromised. Here’s how to soothe your symptoms and get some much-needed shut-eye.

Infections in Cancer Patients: How to Prevent Them

When a cancer patient develops an infection, it's a serious health problem. Understand how infections usually start and how to recognize or prevent them.
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