How do you know when your child’s fever and cough are caused by something serious like the influenza virus (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or pneumonia? A pediatrician spells out the symptoms to watch for.
You’re feeling cruddy, and you don’t want other people to share your misery. To avoid spreading a cold, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, Strep throat or stomach virus, follow these guidelines for healthy adults.
Walking pneumonia, pneumonia’s milder cousin, is an infection that often spreads in schools, colleges and nursing homes. It’s hard to avoid, but you can take steps to prevent it.
You’re getting over a bad cold, but something else is brewing. Upper airway infections can leave your lower airways vulnerable to bronchitis or pneumonia. Learn the difference between the two.
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From the common cold to bronchitis, find out how long it should last and when to see the doctor.
Most of the time, this virus only causes minor symptoms. However, some babies are unable to fight this infection. Find out why.
The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect against the most common bacterial pneumonia. Learn more about who benefits most from the vaccine.
Because of vaccines, the frequency of diseases like polio has declined so much that the general public has forgotten their impact — and may take for granted the benefit these vaccines provide.
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? Here’s how to tell the difference.
We have more power over our health than any other generation in history. Learn how causes of death have changed over the past 100 years.