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.
Most people don’t realize how dirty a smartphone can become or the types of dangerous bacteria it can carry.
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.
Getting vaccinated for the flu in late summer, particularly for older adults, may mean less protection from the virus as flu season ramps up in the winter.
A former cruise ship doctor explains what you can expect if you need medical care on the ocean.
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.
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.
Many retail outlets, like chain pharmacies, now have walk-in health clinics to convince consumers that all of their needs can be handled at one location.
Credit: NBC/Universal Television shows about doctors and hospitals are a common guilty (or not-so-guilty) pleasure, if ratings and the sheer number of them are any indication. But have you ever wondered exactly how accurate these fictional hospitals ...