Usually, swollen glands show up when you’re fighting an infection and they aren’t a cause for concern. But occasionally they can be a sign of cancer. In this Q&A, an expert explains when to see your doctor.
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.
Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Primary care sports health physician Vikas Patel, DO, fields this one about if you should work out when you’re sick.
Little kids pick up germs everywhere they go — especially toddlers. A recent study looks at what’s more effective in keeping little ones free of respiratory infections — soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
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