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Tick Season Means Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a well-known risk tied to tick bites, so for those living in certain areas, a tick bite can be a nerve-racking experience. But there are ways to lower your risk.
What Does Acid Reflux Have to Do with It?
Acid reflux may be the cause of your chronic cough.
US Measles Update
In 2000, health officials declared that measles had been eliminated. But that may no longer be the case in 2019.
Hepatitis Explained
The liver is the largest organ in the body, so any injury or damage to it can be dangerous. And hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver.
Meningococcal Disease and Your Teen
Teens and young adults face an increased risk for meningococcal disease. Before you send your teen to college, here's everything you need to know about meningococcal disease.
Mosquito Season: How to Fight Back
The number of illnesses caused by tick, mosquito and flea bites has more than tripled over 12 years, according to the CDC. But there are ways to keep yourself safe.
The Food Poisoning 411
As the weather warms up, you are probably thinking about spending more time outdoors. And, of course, you will have to pick out the perfect snacks for these outings. As fun as this all sounds, it can quickly become dangerous if you're not careful.
The Truth About Vaccines
Myths about vaccines are widespread. These misconceptions often cause people to skip important, potentially lifesaving vaccines. 
Vaccines: Not Just Kid Stuff
Immunizations aren't just for kids. Adults need vaccinations, too. Staying up to date on your vaccinations is one of the easiest ways to prevent disease.
You Have the Flu — Now What?
Flu season is here, and that means you or a loved one might have been diagnosed with the flu.