Colds and Infections - Original Articles

All About Lyme Disease

Approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme are reported in the U.S. each year. Here are six questions and answers about the infection.

The Dangerous Parasite Lurking in Cat Litter

It's called Toxoplasmosis and it can cause severe problems during fetal development if a woman contracts it immediately before or during pregnancy.

Zika: What You Need to Know

Seven questions and answers about this scary illness.

7 Diseases You Can Get at the Salon

Tips for avoiding everything from burns to bacterial infections.

5 Hardest Foods to Digest

Plus simple advice to better digest any food you eat.

7 Contagious Skin Conditions

The symptoms may sound scary, but most of these conditions can be successfully treated with simple medications.

All About Pneumonia

Roughly a million people in the U.S. are hospitalized for pneumonia each year. Here's what you need to know about this very serious, and potentially fatal, lung infection.

4 Questions and Answers About Kampo Medicine

Introducing traditional Japanese medicine.

5 Issues That Can Harm Your Immune System

Are these common problems hurting your health?

The Four Worst Infectious Diseases In The U.S.

These common illnesses can have devastating effects. Learn how to protect yourself from them.

5 Questions and Answers About Childhood Vaccines

What you need to know about immunizations.

The Germiest Places in Your Home

Keep your home especially your kitchen clean and safe.

Battling Antibiotic Resistance: A New Weapon

Antibiotic resistance is a serious problem, but researchers have developed a promising new approach.

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Is There Cause for Concern?

Should you be concerned about Chikungunya, Ebola, and EV-D68 here in the US?

Staph Infections 101

The 411 on this common bacteria.

The 5 Most Germ-Ridden Public Places

These too-small-to-see threats can cause big problems.

Chagas Disease: 6 Questions and Answers

The facts you need about this infectious disease.

Flu and Cold Forecast 2014-15: 6 Tips for Staying Healthy

Are you ready for winter?

15 Ways to Protect Yourself From Winter's Biggest Health Threats

A Cold Weather Guide to Staying Safe (and Warm!)

How to Avoid a Tick Attack

Ticks can carry dangerous diseases, but these tips will help keep you and your family safe this summer.

Surviving Norovirus

Learn more this stomach virus, and how to prevent and cope with its unpleasant effects.

Bug Off: How to Keep Mosquitoes Away

They re annoying and occasionally ever-present, but mosquitoes can also be dangerous. Here s how to protect yourself, and your family.

Should You Worry About MERS?

Concerned about the MERS virus? Here s what you need to know.

4 Ways to Prevent Getting a Cold

The average adult gets between two and four colds each year, and upper respiratory infections can take 10 days to get over. Here s four tips to ward off illness.

5 Ways to Deal With Post-Nasal Drip

Five tips to cope with the nagging cough and sore, itchy throat that come with this common and bothersome condition.

Cold or Flu? 10 Ways to Feel Better Fast

Ten tried-and-true home remedies for those days when cold and flu symptoms have you feeling miserable.

5 Top Congestion Fighters

You're congested, and you're miserable. But you don't have to let a little cold slow you down. Here are five remedies to try and one remedy to avoid.

An Extensive Guide to the Flu Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Each year hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized from flu-related complications. Why take that chance? Get immunized to protect yourself from this life-threatening illness.

How to Avoid an Asthma Attack When You Have a Cold

Make sure your cold is just about coughing and sneezing, not wheezing.

5 Ways to Practice Common-Cold Etiquette

Colds happen. But passing them along to someone else doesn't have to.