Germs are found in all kinds of places, and not all germs are bad. What are the germs to avoid and where do they hide?
Your body is like a billboard for your state of health. By knowing the telltale clues, you can tell whether it’s time to see the doctor for followup.
Your annual flu shot protects the older adults around you from getting the bug — people who are at higher risk of getting severely ill, a new study says.
A new option that offers a face-to-face teleconference visit with a doctor is popping up in neighborhood drugstores and grocery stores. These telemedicine healthcare kiosks are a budget-friendly alternative to the walk-in clinics run by drugstore pharmacies. “Telemedicine kiosks are currently being used to diagnose and treat simple, acute illnesses, such as colds and flu, … Read More
Sore throats are not only painful — they’re one of the most common reasons people visit their doctors and take sick days. Sometimes, you can take care of a sore throat at home, but it’s also important to know when you or your child needs to see a doctor. Strep throat vs. sore throat: What’s … Read More
Imagine if an infectious disease were to strike the United States tomorrow. Caused by a virus, it is easily spread from one person to another. It can lead to serious health complications, even death. In fact, as many as 3,000 to 49,000 Americans could die of this highly contagious disease in the next four to … Read More
It’s flu season — time to get your flu shot if you haven’t already. “Getting vaccinated against influenza every year is a proactive way for an individual to maintain their own health and the health of their family. Influenza vaccine is safe and the best way to prevent the flu,” says infectious disease physician Thomas … Read More
Federal health officials continue to look into why so many children appear to be getting seriously ill from Enterovirus D68. To date, five children across the United States have died from the virus and more than 660 cases in 45 states and the District of Columbia have been confirmed, says the Centers for Disease Control … Read More
Be Well eNews brings you expert tips on diet and nutrition, essential health news, medical mythbusters and more. Enjoy our latest issue. Thyroid issues? What you need to know about diet and supplements Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can’t be managed by diet alone. But some foods and supplements can cause trouble. Discover which ones to avoid. … Read More
You’re not feeling well. You’re exhausted, coughing and have a stuffy nose. How do you know if it’s the flu or merely a cold? Flu and cold symptoms are similar and may differ only in severity. To quickly tell if you’re probably dealing with the flu versus a cold, infectious disease expert Susan Rehm, MD, … Read More