Although Tamiflu can reduce the flu by roughly 1 to 2 days, the flu vaccine is still the best option for fighting flu. A doctor answers your questions about Tamiflu.
Not all sore throats are equal. While allergies or a runny nose are painful, strep throat is a illness that needs a doctor’s diagnosis and treatment.
Sore throats are not only a pain. They can be caused by many different factors. These include viruses, bacteria, allergies or even runny nose drainage. Learn how you can tell a sore throat from strep throat.
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