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Learn more about valley fever, a strange and rare fungal infection of the lungs.
We spoke with an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about Lyme disease, other tickborne illnesses, and tick bites. Here’s how to stay safe.
Sepsis affects more than 1.5 million people in the U.S. each year. But many don’t know the signs of this deadly medical emergency.
If you have vague symptoms that don’t seem to point to anything in particular, how can you get around to feeling better? Here’s what worked for me.
What masquerades as a cold may be something more serious. This mini-checkup is designed to help you distinguish between the real thing and clever dissemblers that, if they get out of hand, could actually land you in the hospital.
When you’re suffering from nasal congestion and fatigue, it can be tough to determine whether you have an ordinary cold or something more serious like the flu.
Ticks that cause Lyme disease were once considered an East Coast phenomenon—but now they are found throughout the United States. Here’s what to know.
Just to be sure you’re not picking up any germs, you might want to wash your hands after withdrawing money from an ATM.
Here’s how to lower your risk of developing a dangerous infection that could require hospitalization.
Sepsis can be deadly. While some patients develop the condition while in the hospital, 80 percent of cases are acquired outside of the hospital. Here’s how to stay safe.