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Infections and infectious diseases

Find out everything you need to know about infections, including symptoms, treatment, causes, management and more.

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How to Survive Cold and Flu Season This Year
From opening a window for a little fresh air to disinfecting your kids’ toys, these easy ti...

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Make Flu Shots Last Longer with This Trick
Some research suggests that the flu shot wears off more quickly in older people. But here's s...

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9 Flu Vaccine Myths That Can Make You Sick
One ER doctor talks about the common misconceptions most everyone needs to be aware of.

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How Important Is Patient Engagement for People with HIV?
Patients who are informed and engaged tend to have better outcomes, says HealthMaker Sean Strub, act...

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6 Ways to Live a Long, Happy Life With Hep C
Make these tweaks for better health. 

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Why Is Gonorrhea Getting Harder to Treat?
Guidelines have evolved to combat antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea.

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4 Cold Remedies to Try Right Now
Try easing your coughing, sneezing, and sore throat with these smart at-home solutions.

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Is Your Teen’s Immune System Ready for College?
What young people can do to prepare their immunity for a semester at school.

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WHO Recommends World’s First Malaria Vaccine
Children across Africa are to be vaccinated after pilot program showed it was feasible, safe, and ef...

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Who Is at Risk for Hepatitis C?
Learn who has higher odds of contracting this viral infection.