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Common Cold and Flu Prevention: 15 Tips to Keep You Healthy

Common Cold and Flu Prevention: 15 Tips to Keep You Healthy

Every year, millions of Americans are hit by cold, flu, and other respiratory infections. While the common cold will rarely cause serious complications, the flu and other infections—such as Legionnaire’s, pneumococcus, and mycoplasma—can lead to severe and potentially life-threatening complications, especially in the young, the elderly, and the chronically sick.

How Long Does the Flu Last?

How Long Does the Flu Last?

We all dread the day when we hear that the flu is going around—and then start to feel the first strains cropping up somewhere in our body. Every time you sneeze, cough, or feel a tingle in your throat, you wonder, “Is it my turn?” If and when you do

Bacterial Infection: Be Careful—It Can Become Deadly!

Bacterial Infection: Be Careful—It Can Become Deadly!

Bacteria are one-cell organisms that are everywhere. Literally. Most bacteria are harmless, and many are beneficial. We need “good” bacteria to digest our food and help arm our immune system. And “good” bacteria destroy “bad” bacteria that may ultimately cause a bacterial infection.

A bacterial infection can be serious, especially if

What Is Legionnaires’ Disease? The Outbreak at Disneyland

What Is Legionnaires’ Disease? The Outbreak at Disneyland

“Disneyland shuts down cooling towers over Legionnaires’ cases” was the headline on Nov. 12, 2017, at CNN’s website—a news story that quickly hit all the major media outlets. To date, 12 people in the Anaheim, Calif., area were confirmed to have contracted Legionnaires’ disease, a serious and potentially lethal pneumonia.

Monitoring of Drinking Water Barely Trickles Ahead

Here’s new warning our drinking water can harm — in some cases, even kill. It comes from What’s On Tap?, a report from the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA). The report surveyed the nation’s

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