Infections

Infections

Do I Really Need a Tetanus Shot?

A tetanus booster has long been recommended once every decade. Here’s research that looks at this rule…and advice on whether you need to follow it…

Infections

Don’t Get Sick Swimming in a Lake, Ocean, Pool or Water Park

Ninety million illnesses acquired from recreational water in lakes, oceans and other sources are reported yearly. Learn how to protect yourself.

Infections

Health Alert: Legionnaires’ Is on the Rise

Keep hearing news about outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease? That’s because this virulent bacterial infection is on the rise. How to protect yourself.

Infections

Do Adults Need a Measles Shot?

With the recent measles outbreak, many adults are now questioning whether they are at risk. Here are the people who may need the vaccine…

Infections

The Truth About Fecal Transplants

Fecal transplants (FMT) have become standard therapy for C. difficile infections and may soon be used to treat other conditions. Learn more…

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The Muscle Pain and Weakness Diagnosis that Defied Doctors for Years

Kevin’s muscle pain and weakness persisted despite diagnosis and treatment for Lyme disease. Here’s the root cause that his other doctors missed!

Infections

How to Survive When an Infection Becomes Sepsis

When it comes to medical emergencies, sepsis is one of the most commonly misunderstood. Here's life-saving advice on what to do when it strikes…

Infections

Alert: Drug-Resistant Bacteria Outbreak in Humans Linked to Puppies

Puppies have been linked to a multistate, drug-resistant infection in humans. What you need to know now if you have a puppy…

Infections

Can I Have Strep Without a Sore Throat?

A dreaded sore throat sometimes signals strep. But can this infection occur without a painful throat? Read on to find out…

Infections

My Dog Bit My Hand—What Should I Do?

Just because it’s your own pet doesn’t mean you should ignore the serious dangers of any dog bite.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Beware: Syphilis Is On the Rise

Not often seen in recent decades, syphilis has made an unfortunate resurgence. What to look out for…and how to protect yourself.

Infections

How to Bounce Back from Food Poisoning

So you had a great time at an outdoor cookout. The barbecued chicken was delicious, and you even had seconds…

Infections

A Pandemic Could Happen Again. Here’s Why

The next pandemic is just a matter of time. Here’s where it’s likely to come from, and how you can protect yourself.

Infections

Germs on Your Money

Recent research identified thousands of types of bacteria on paper money, including germs that cause food poisoning, staph infection and pneumonia.

Infections

Dangerous Parasite in Swimming Pools

That crystal-clear pool water could be harboring Cryptosporidium, a parasite that can cause up to three weeks of diarrhea, stomach…