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germs

Germ bath, anyone?

Beware: Bacteria lurking in your showerhead may give you a lung infection.

Expecting? Get the flu shot  

Flu season is upon us. Now is the time to protect yourself and your loved ones—and the little one on the way.

Beware the double-dippers

One scoop into a container of dip is more than enough. A second dip with a half-eaten chip or veggie? That's a recipe for disaster.

We’re all Pig-Pens

We all trail a personal cloud of bacteria, viruses, fungi, plant particles, chemicals and even microscopic animals.

Swimmers beware

Waterborne pathogens can defy disinfectants and live in hot tubs, pools and water parks, infecting the body through the skin, eyes or nose.

Timely tips for sick-free travel

Practice good general health hygiene to not get sick or spread germs.

Best way to fight off norovirus?

Wash your hands! Your mother was right.

411 on what to do when sickness strikes

Experts share how to keep everyone else healthy in your family when one is down for the count.

Throat bacteria linked to bone and joint infection in kids

Study found one particular germ in 70 percent of children with additional infections.

Hand-washing 101

Germs get left everywhere! Good hand washing practice helps to prevent catching colds and respiratory viral infections, stomach bugs and diarrhea.

A shot at college

The postsecondary world can produce curious intellectuals, but it’s also ground zero to some heinous germs. The solution? Vaccinate.

Hand washing surprises

Here's a hint: Study results run counter to FDA guidelines.

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