Tetanus doesn’t just come from rusty nails. Our expert explains how you can get it from gardening.
A slow heart rate can be an indicator of strong cardiovascular fitness. But, as you age, it could be a sign of trouble — and even lead to chronic disease. Learn more.
Most often, common colds are caused by viruses, and the best thing to do is let the illness run its course. But if a fever gets especially high, bacteria might be to blame, and an antibiotic might be needed.
Your vagina, by nature, has a slight smell. But a strong odor – one that many women describe as “fishy” – could be a sign of infection. Here’s what you need to know about bacterial vaginosis.
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Intense breast pain, swelling and redness may indicate a bacterial infection called mastitis, which is especially common in breastfeeding women. Here’s why it happens and why it’s worth a call to the doctor.
Cold weather brings a rise in upper respiratory infections — sneezing, coughing and stuffy heads. These symptoms and others bring a common request from my patients: Can I get antibiotics? The answer is not always yes.
Discover how doctors determine whether your sinus infection is viral or bacterial. And learn four practical steps you can take to ease your symptoms.
If you think you’re getting extra protection from an antibacterial soap, you might be surprised to learn that these products offer no special prevention against germs — and may be harmful.
How old is too old for a joint replacement? Patients are often surprised to learn that there is no absolute age limit on who can safely undergo this procedure. However, there are other factors to consider.
If you’ve ever heard a seal pup barking, you know the telltale sound of croup. Croup is a respiratory infection that affects children mainly during the fall and winter months.