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infection

Ocean scourge: Flesh-eating bacteria

Learn how to avoid this ever-increasing threat.

The diverticulitis divide

Half of people age 50 and older will experience this painful bowel condition. Learn how to prevent it—and recognize symptoms when they arise.

Best germ defense: Common sense

There's a happy medium between the parent who travels with bleach and the parent who lets a kid eat mud pies.

CDC: Hepatitis A infections soaring

Drug abuse and homelessness create conditions that led to a jump in cases.

Gone fishing

Antibiotic researchers are diving into the deep blue as they search for a new weapon against drug-resistant superbugs: fish mucus.

Battling the bug

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

Patient Story

The hundred-mile journey

After a dozen foot surgeries and a decade-long battle with a pressure ulcer, a Michigan woman undergoes one last surgery and lands on her feet.

Doctors use bacteria as weapon against cancer

Clostridium novyi-NT can cause gangrene and sepsis if infection runs amok, but when injected into a tumor, it appears to attack the cancer directly.

Your puppy might make you sick

Fido could be infected with Campylobacter and not be sick, but may still carry the germ.

Think you’re allergic to penicillin? Think again

Nearly 95 percent of people who report having an allergy to the antibiotic can actually tolerate it—and that’s to their advantage.

Clear rules for contact lenses

An optometrist explains how improper use can lead to serious eye problems.

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