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.
Sue Byrne

What a Tick Expert Wants You to Know

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.
Lauren Arcuri

How to Help Your Doctor Help You

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.
Lauren Arcuri

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.
Sue Byrne

How Good Are Walk-in Health Clinics?

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.
Eli Hendel, M.D.

How Medically Accurate is Your Favorite Hospital Show?

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 ...
Lara DeSanto

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