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Keep coronavirus in perspective

Don't let irrational fear make you lose sight of the fact that good hygiene is your best defense against viruses.

Wuhan novel coronavirus: What you need to know

The best ways to protect yourself from it and other viruses: Wash your hands and avoid touching your face.

It’s a fall thing: Time for flu shots

A vaccine today boosts your odds of staying healthy in the chilly months ahead.

Health officials: Encephalitis cases ‘troubling’

Until the first hard frost, avoiding mosquito bites will reduce the risk of exposure to Eastern equine encephalitis.

CDC: Polio-like illness season arrives

Mysterious condition typically afflicts children, resulting in paralysis and respiratory problems.

Patient Story

‘This is an epidemic’

A painless lump on his neck turned out to be HPV-related throat cancer, a disease affecting a growing number of people.

CDC: 1 in 5 high school students vape

E-cigarette use also increased among middle school students, from less than 1 percent in 2011 to nearly 5 percent in 2018.

You may be prediabetic and don’t know it, CDC warns

On average, 30 million Americans have diabetes, and the number of adults diagnosed with the disease has more than tripled in the past 20 years.

CDC warns of polio-like virus striking U.S. kids

Doctor: 'We need to pay attention to this, because the long-term consequences the children and their parents suffer is immense.'

Kids may roll up their sleeves—again

An optional third dose of the MMR vaccine may give a necessary immunity boost to kids.

Just how bad is this flu season? Experts weigh in

Two-thirds of confirmed cases in the U.S. have been caused by the dangerous H3N2 strain.

Flu may be spread by just breathing

When someone is coming down with influenza, they should take care of themselves and stay at home, if possible.

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