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Recall Alert: 80+ Tons of Ground Beef May Be Contaminated with E. Coli

Check your freezers — this is one nasty cause of food poisoning.

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Protect Yourself From Tick-Borne Illness With These Tips

A bite from these common critters could land you in the hospital. Here’s what you need to know.

Woman with the flu drinking tea.

This Flu Season is the Longest in 10 Years

We’re going on Week 22 of flu season, and no, it’s not necessarily too late to get your shot. Here’s what you should know.

Female doctor washing her hands in the hospital.

Bad News: Your Docs May Not Be Washing Their Hands Correctly

Hand hygiene is key, especially in hospitals where health care-related infections can be fatal. Yet new research finds that health care workers may not be doing everything they can to protect us.

Doctor examining a child in a hospital.

CDC: Rare, Polio-like Virus Now in 22 States

The CDC is investigating the cause of a virus that results in weakness in the arms or legs, seems to overwhelmingly afflict children, and has infected 62 people across the country so far this year.

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Preparing for Flu Season: 2018-2019 Must-Know Info

Each flu season brings new strains of the virus that are unpredictable. Getting a flu shot is safe and it is the very best way to protect yourself and others.

Woman applying mosquito repellent because she is planning to get pregnant.

6 Things to Know About Zika Virus During Pregnancy

Are you currently pregnant or planning to conceive? Take these precautions to help prevent getting Zika.

Pregnant woman in lavender field.

Which Shots Do You Need When You’re Pregnant?

Certain vaccines will protect you and your baby during your pregnancy and afterward. Learn which ones to get and when.

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Medical Care on a Cruise: What to Know

A former cruise ship doctor explains what you can expect if you need medical care on the ocean.

Nurse gives flu vaccine to senior adult patient at clinic

Adults Need Vaccines Too

When you think of vaccines, you probably immediately think about the series of shots given to young children with boosters throughout childhood.