No one likes being sick, but can you really ward off a virus? An expert explains the steps you can take to help reduce your chances of getting a virus or spreading one.
An infectious disease specialist explains what’s known (and what isn’t) so far about the 2019 novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV.
Ebola is rare in the U.S., but it’s common in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Here’s a quick primer on the virus and advances in treating it.
It’s not just smoking and genetics that can increase your risk of cancer. Catching certain viruses can too. Here’s how to protect yourself.
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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.
Although parents may not hear about hepatitis A infections often, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms — as it’s more common than you might think.
Discover how doctors determine whether your sinus infection is viral or bacterial. And learn four practical steps you can take to ease your symptoms.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is very common. It usually affects infants and children under the age of 10. Because hand, foot, and mouth disease is infectious, it can sometimes make adolescents and adults sick, too.
Most of the time, this virus only causes minor symptoms. However, some babies are unable to fight this infection. Find out why.
When you take the family to a holiday blockbuster, it’s fun to be frightened by on-screen predators. But it’s sensible to take precautions against microscopic organisms that may be lurking in the theater.