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illness

Feeling angsty about masks or social distancing?

A psychologist delves into our human reactions to COVID-19 health guidelines—and our (often faulty) assessment of risk levels.

How to help an ailing friend

Don't know what to say, or what to do? Experts suggest 6 ways we can assist an ill loved one.

‘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.