Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are everywhere. Learn about infection symptoms, types of infections, prevention and more.

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11 Germ-Spreading Items You’re Probably Carrying Right Now

Don't forget to sanitize these items that are probably grosser than you realize.


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Exactly How Dangerous Is It to Take a Walk Outside During Covid-19?

Germ expert Jason Tetro on how to stay safe from coronavirus when taking a walk or going for a...


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How to Safely Enjoy Takeout During Coronavirus

You might not have to give up takeout. Just take these steps to avoid coronavirus and other germs when ordering...


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12 Things You Need to Clean After Returning From the Outside World

If you've left your seemingly safe bubble and ventured out into the world for groceries or other essential activities, here's...


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Should You Be Disinfecting Your Groceries?

Here's what experts say you need to do if you venture out to the grocery store during the coronavirus pandemic.


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7 Expert Tips to Dining Out Safely During Coronavirus

Health experts share their tips for dining out safely at restaurants during Covid-19 as they begin to reopen for...


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Home Cleaning Tips Straight From the CDC

Not all cleaning is created equal. The CDC has recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing, including what to do when someone...


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From Online Yoga to Growing Herbs, Here’s How I Tried to Stay Healthy During Quarantine

A writer shares how she tried to stay mentally and physically healthy in coronavirus quarantine, including home cooking, online...

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Can the Coronavirus Cause Strokes? What Doctors Need You to Know

There's a link between Covid-19 and stroke risk—even among younger patients. Here's what to do if you suspect...


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Should Your Dog Be Wearing a Face Mask?

Is it a smart precaution to make your dog wear a face mask—or an unnecessary measure that will only agitate...


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4 Household Products that Kill Coronavirus

Is your store out of cleaning products? Have no fear: you most likely already have everything you need at home.


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7 Tips for Safe Walking During Coronavirus

Here's how to reduce your risk of infection while getting your steps in, boosting your immune system, and getting fresh...


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11 Troubling New Covid-19 Symptoms and Complications

The CDC and healthcare workers report new Covid-19 symptoms, ranging from the loss of taste or smell to...


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19 Coronavirus Myths You Should Stop Believing

Learn to separate fact from fiction when it comes Covid-19. We asked medical experts about the most common myths surrounding...


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If You Have Coronavirus, Can You Catch It Again?

Medical experts go in-depth on whether Covid-19 immunity is possible and the cases of apparent reinfection among recently recovered...


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Coronavirus Testing: Everything You Need to Know

There are tons of tests for Covid-19 out there and more coming every day. Learn about the different types and...

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How Effective is a Homemade Mask at Protecting Against Coronavirus?

Wearing your own DIY mask to protect against coronavirus? We speak with experts about whether they really work.


How to Disinfect Your DIY Face Mask

The CDC recommends washing DIY face masks at least once a day. Here are three methods to effectively disinfect...


Coronavirus Cleaning From A to Z: What You Need to Disinfect, What You Don’t

Here's how long coronavirus lives on surfaces, as well as expert tips on the common household items you should clean...


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What’s the Difference Between Self-Isolation and Quarantine?

Isolation, quarantine, social distancing, and sheltering in place are familiar phrases due to Covid-19. Some are for the sick,...


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Can I Get Coronavirus from Food?

Health experts reveal whether you can get Covid-19 through food, and they offer food safety tips to help minimize...

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Is Coronavirus Airborne? What Doctors Need You to Know

We asked health experts about how coronavirus spreads, whether you can catch it from exhaled air, if cloth face masks...


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Coronavirus: How to Safely Shop for Groceries

Health experts share their tips on how to safely shop for groceries during Covid-19 to reduce the risk of...


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An ER Nurse’s Report: What I’ve Seen on the Coronavirus Frontlines

An ER nurse in one of the hardest hit areas in New York City shares what it's like to be...


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Coronavirus Frontlines: What It’s Like to Be a NY Doctor

Jeffrey Zilberstein, MD, in New York, shares what it's like to be on the frontlines running an ICU during the...


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How to Manage a Hot Zone in Your Home If Someone Has Covid-19

Experts reveal how to reduce the spread of coronavirus if a family member has Covid-19 symptoms.


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I’m Almost Positive I Had Coronavirus, But Don’t Know For Sure—Here’s Why ThatR...

Our best shot at a treatment for the very ill may rely on those who have recovered from coronavirus. But...