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Ground beef in grocery store.

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

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

Boy gettig a vaccine.

The HPV Vaccine Prevents Cancer. So Why Aren’t More Kids Getting It?

What every parent needs to know about this potentially life-saving shot.

Tick on blade of grass.

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.

Glass of creamy iced coffee.

Worried About Rheumatoid Arthritis? Drink This, Not That

Not sure which drinks could be increasing your risk of RA? Or, if you already have RA, worried about triggering a flare with your cup of coffee? Here’s what you should 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.

Restaurant server bringing plates of food to a table.

The Disturbing Truth About Dining Out With Food Allergies

Turns out you may not be able to rely on your server to keep you reaction-free. Here’s how to stay safe and enjoy yourself too.

Two young boys drinking a sugary beverage with colorful straws.

What Happens When Kids Don’t Drink Enough Water — and What You Can Do to Make Sure Yours Do

As many as 1 in 5 kids say they don’t drink water regularly. Find out what they’re downing instead (and what they’re risking because of it).

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a reception to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on March 5, 2019 in London, England.

Meghan Markle's Pregnancy Has Life-Saving Lessons for Women With Chronic Illness

Pregnant with a chronic disease? Not advocating for your health care can have devastating consequences — and your doc can often make the situation worse.

Couple sleeping.

Do You Believe These Sleep Myths? It Could Be Harming Your Health

Widespread assumptions about Zzzs could be seriously endangering your health, due to conditions like sleep apnea. Thankfully, a new study is busting common myths.

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.