If you’re feeling under the weather, there’s still good news: you can get free antibiotics.
A new blood test may one day be able to tell whether an infection is bacterial or viral.
Think March is too late for the flu? One pediatrician has still been seeing many infected patients.
Whooping cough in the Shaler Area School District is sounding an alarm. Out of an abundance of caution, Superintendent Wesley Shipley has issued a letter to parents.
Some things just go together: holidays and ham, breakfast and sausage, baseball and hot dogs. Pork products are part of American culture, but what might be cultured from pork is the subject of a Consumer Reports investigation.
Doctors are saying don’t wait – treat – because sometimes it can take a while to get diagnosed with Lyme disease. Turns out, Lyme infection is becoming more common in our area, with cases surging in the past five years.
Superbugs are on the rise. Superbugs are bacteria that are resistant to one or more antibiotics, which kills thousands of people a year. Consumer Reports said the routine feeding of antibiotics to the animals we eat is a contributing factor.
Some medical specialty groups are saying you should be asking your doctor if some common tests and procedures are really necessary.
One in five antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. are for sinus infections.
Cases of whooping cough are at the highest levels since the 1950s. In California, it is the worst outbreak in 60 years with 10 deaths already. Contributing to this are children who aren’t fully immunized, […]