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Infection-fighting Tips for People With RA

Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis are pretty great at controlling symptoms, but some can make it harder for you to fend off germs. Follow these steps to protect yourself.

By Sarah Fielding
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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?

By Jeffrey Heit, M.D.
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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.

By Rich Monetti
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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.

By HealthAfter50
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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.

By HealthAfter50