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Doctor administering a vaccine to a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

Avoid Infection While Taking Biologics for RA

Immunosuppressive medications help control rheumatoid arthritis, but they put you at risk of infection. Learn how to boost your immune system while treating RA.

Woman out for a walk blowing her nose.

Should I Work Out If I Have a Cold?

It’s the age-old question of — sleep it out, or sweat it out? Which is the best for your body to heal?

Nurse using her cell phone at hospital.

Invention of Antimicrobial Smartphone Case

Most people don’t realize how dirty a smartphone can become or the types of dangerous bacteria it can carry.

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7 Infections That Can Land You in the ER

Here’s how to lower your risk of developing a dangerous infection that could require hospitalization.

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What Zika Means for You

There are no specific data on how the Zika virus affects older adults, such as whether age increases the risk of more severe effects or results in a longer duration of the disease.