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illness

‘A mask is the way to do this’

It can help protect the most vulnerable from sickness, infectious disease specialists say.

The safer summer social

Planning a visit with family and friends? A few precautions can lower your exposure to viruses.

Picnics, potlucks and … pathogens?

Safe food preparation and smart precautions can help your family avoid illness during outings.

CDC: Polio-like illness season arrives

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

An ageless equation

As you become more active, you'll increase your odds of living longer—no matter what your age or health history.

Research links HPV to heart disease

Mounting evidence indicates the most common sexually transmitted virus is likely tied to a higher risk of stroke and heart problems.

Daytime fatigue? A nap could help

An afternoon rest has its distinct advantages—but watch out for the downsides.

Battling the bug

The more you know about norovirus, the better your odds of avoiding this pernicious pathogen.

Secrets of the soup

There's plenty of sound science behind the notion that chicken soup soothes the soul.

Timely tips for sick-free travel

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

Breast milk, the original brain food

It's not just baby who benefits—breastfeeding moms may enjoy better brain health, too.

Caregiver challenge: Needs double as end of life nears

Most rely on family members to provide that support.

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