Infectious Disease


Unsure How To Handle Tick Bites? What You Need Know This Tick Season

: If you're spending time outdoors, learn how to prevent tick bites and what to watch for if you find a tick attached to your skin.

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I've Had My Shots, Now What? Life After The COVID-19 Vaccine

: The CDC has issued new guidelines on what fully vaccinated people can do. But don't go crazy just yet--even those who are vaccinated should still be c...

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Your COVID-19 Testing Guide: What You Need To Know Before Getting Tested

: COVID-19 testing has come a long way since March. To help protect yourself and those closest to you, make sure that you know when it is appropriate to...

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Why Do We Need More Than One COVID-19 Vaccine?

: A few COVID-19 vaccines are showing very promising results in the late stages of clinical trials. So, if we find one that works, why not just stick wi...

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Making The Most Of Holiday Traditions During A Pandemic

: Holidays will, and should, look a lot different than other years. Fortunately, there are ways to safely spread holiday cheer without spreading the vir...

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The Key Differences Between Hand Sanitizer And Handwashing

: Proper hand hygiene is one of the best defenses we have to help decrease the spread of COVID-19. But when it comes to hand sanitizer versus handwashin...

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Why Is Diversity So Important In Vaccine Trials?

: To ensure that a vaccine for COVID-19 is most effective, recruiting participants from diverse backgrounds -- including race, gender, age, health statu...

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Debunking Mask Myths: Why It's Important To Wear A Face Mask

: A doctor sets the record straight and explains the overwhelming benefits of wearing a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Giving Thanks and Staying Safe: How To Plan For This Year’s Holidays

: Celebrating Thanksgiving and other holidays will surely be different than previous years. Here's how to celebrate safely and why it's so important to ...

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