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Why Hand-Washing Really Is as Important as Doctors Say

A microbiologist explains why this simple, low-tech step may be your best protection.

Your Health

Why Hand-Washing Beats Hand Sanitizers

Proper hand-washing with soap and water is one of the best ways to protect yourself during the cold and flu season.

Flu/Colds

5 Places Germs Are Hiding in Plain Sight

You may take precautions about germs in the bathroom and at the gym, but did you know the kitchen can be more of a hazard? Here are five top places germs hide.

Conditions & Treatments

Will Going Out in the Cold Give You a Cold?

Many viruses spread more easily in the winter, and buttoning up your overcoat won't necessarily protect you

Flu/Colds

Coronavirus Came to My Hometown, and I Wanted to Know How to Stay Safe

When COVID-19 was diagnosed in writer Jaimie Seaton’s small New England town, she asked experts how she and other mothers can protect themselves.

Your Health

14 Important Things to Know About Coronavirus

The coronavirus has reached the U.S. and is spreading, with no vaccine or cure yet, which makes it worrisome. Knowing the facts can help you be prepared and not panic.

Your Health

There's a Virus Spreading in U.S. That's Killed 10,000: The Flu

Folks fretting about the coronavirus are forgetting that the flu is already running rampant in the United States, one that's killed nearly 20 times as many people in this country alone.

Flu/Colds

9 Reasons to Get the Flu Vaccine

Myths and inaccurate information about the flu vaccine may prevent you from protecting yourself against the potentially deadly flu virus.

Prevention & Screenings

FDA Approves a New Flu Medication

This year, for the first time in two decades, health care providers will have a new drug to prescribe to patients sick with influenza. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xofluza in October.

Flu/Colds

RSV: It Can Happen to You

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, affects most kids under age 2 and may be no more serious than a cold. But for some babies, especially premature ones, it can be deadly.

Pregnancy & Postpartum