Why Early Flu Treatment Matters
The flu can be particularly dangerous for seniors, but early treatment with one kind of medication may help.
This Vaccine Dropped Disease Rates in Kids
A new pneumococcal vaccine may be key to reducing illness in kids.
What's Behind Many Pneumonia Cases
Pneumonia is often connected to the elderly, but the youngest among us might have an increased risk.
Smoking: A Habit to Kick for Life
If you need another reason to quit smoking, keep reading. New evidence supports past findings that smokers face a raised risk for many health problems.
How Sore Throat Without Strep Could Still Be Serious
When a patient has a sore throat but not strep, doctors usually prescribe rest and lots of fluids. However, aching throats may warrant more serious medical attention.
Smoking May Be Even Riskier Than Once Thought
Smokers, it’s never too late to quit — and there may now be even more good reasons to do so.
This Flu Rx May Really Work
Coughing, fever, aches and pains. Flu symptoms can be miserable. Good news, though — a medication may shorten that misery.
Hospitalized for Pneumonia? Watch Out for Your Heart
Heart risks can show up in some surprising places.
Influenza is an Epidemic in 22 States
As more states report flu cases and hospitalizations climb, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared the flu an epidemic.
High-Dose Flu Shot Boosted Immunity in Elderly
A high-dose flu vaccine isn’t any more fun than the regular version, but if you have to be stuck with a needle to prevent the flu, it’s nice to know it works well.