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Deadly Staph Infections Linked to the Opioid Epidemic

Rising rates of staph infections may be due in part to the huge increase in the number of people who are addicted to opioids and other drugs, says the CDC.

By Diane Domina
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Is Your Doc Overprescribing Antibiotics?

Could a recent study published in BMJ suggesting antibiotics prescribed in the U.K. often exceed recommended guidelines raise a red flag in the U.S. too?

By Diane Domina
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This Type of Antibiotic Could Cause Aortic Rupture, FDA Warns

Fluoroquinolones can increase the occurrence of dangerous bleeding or death from aortic dissection or aortic aneurism, according to a warning issued by the FDA.

By Diane Domina
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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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4 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

With these simple strategies you can increase your chances of staying healthy during cold and flu season.

By Elizabeth Millard
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Essential Vaccines for Moms-to-Be

Making sure you’re up to date on your vaccinations before you become pregnant, and get two essential vaccines while you’re expecting.

By Sophie Ramsey
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How to Pick the Best Flu Shot for You

Getting an annual flu shot will cut your chances of coming down with the illness by about half. HealthCentral talked to a flu expert about this year’s vaccine.

By Sue Byrne
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Taking an Antibiotic? Here's How to Stay Safe

Follow these tips to help you get well and avoid contributing to antibiotic resistance.

By HealthAfter50
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Best Flu Shot for Folks 50 and Up

The flu can make you really sick very quickly. But getting an annual flu shot will cut your chances of coming down with the illness by at least half.

By HealthAfter50
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How to Treat a Sore Throat

If cold like symptoms accompany your sore throat, a virus is the likely culprit and an antibiotic won’t help. Here’s what to do instead.

By HealthAfter50