Colds and Infections - Prevention

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Consider Becoming a Platelet Donor

Many patients undergoing chemotherapy are in need of platelets. Here's how you can help.

8 Ways to Soothe a Sore Throat

No Rx needed! Here are great remedies that bring relief fast.

8 Easy Tips for Organizing Your Medicine Cabinet

Follow this handy guide so you're fully prepared when minor injuries and illnesses strike.

How Effective Is the Flu Shot, Really?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older get the flu shot annually. But does the vaccination truly prevent the virus?

Is the Flu Different for Women and Men?

Due to evolutionary factors and hormones, one sex is more prone to a miserable bout of the flu.

How to Recover From the Flu

If you're down for the count with influenza, here's how to get yourself up and going again.

When to Clean, When to Disinfect

Soap and water alone are fine for keeping dust bunnies away, but they won t rid your home of germs. Here's how to tell when your home needs more than just a routine clean.

A Closer Look at Bronchitis

A nagging cough, low-grade fever, and pain or tightness in the chest may signal bronchitis. Here's how to tell for sure.
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