Three major types of infections cause meningitis - bacterial, viral, and fungal - and the nature and severity of symptoms vary depending on the microorganism involved. Prompt diagnosis and treatment is important.
Upcoming vacation or business trip? You may be concerned about exposure to viruses on airplanes; but do you need to worry? Find out.
Viral hepatitis is one of the most common (and potentially serious) causes of liver inflammation. Are you at risk?
According to the CDC, using antibiotics correctly helps keep them working for future infections.
Urinary tract infections are common—but don't take them lightly—UTIs can lead to serious problems.
Ear infections are common—especially in children. Learn what to do about these painful conditions that can sometimes affect hearing.
Most sore throats occur with an upper respiratory infection. Learn about other possible causes, like strep and tonsillitis.
At this time of year, it can be hard to tell. Learn more about allergic rhinitis, which causes symptoms that mimic the common cold.