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Is It a Cold or the Flu?

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.

By Sue Byrne

The Best Way to Tackle a Tick

Which technique is best to remove a tick completely and reduce the risk of contracting a tick-transmitted illness like Lyme disease?

By HealthAfter50

ATM Keypads: Bacteria Heaven

Just to be sure you’re not picking up any germs, you might want to wash your hands after withdrawing money from an ATM.

By HealthAfter50

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

Deadly Sepsis Cases on the Rise, CDC Reports

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.

By Diane Domina

How to Prevent Sepsis

You can’t always prevent sepsis, which is a rapid, whole-body response to illness, but you can lower your risk of developing it. Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By HealthAfter50

Why Sepsis Can Be Deadly

We tend to think of a hospital as a place to go to get better. But many patients who develop sepsis do so after being admitted to a hospital.

By HealthAfter50

Test Your Pneumonia Knowledge

Pneumonia is an infection of one or both of the lungs

By Amy Tudor