Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, is a mosquito-borne infection that is often fatal. EEE is rare, with most cases occurring in Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina and Florida.
West Nile virus causes a mosquito-borne infection that is usually mild and goes away on its own. About one out of 150 people with this infection develop a serious illness that can be life-threatening.
Pertussis, also called whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial infection. The DTaP vaccination can help prevent pertussis or lessen the episodes of violent coughing that are the hallmark of this disease.
After a surgical weight loss procedure, it’s important to follow specific eating and drinking instructions for 48 hours.
Many people with high blood pressure, or hypertension, don’t know they have it. Bruce Campbell, MD, explains the health risks of high blood pressure and how you can protect yourself.
The risk of falling increases as we age. Lahey offers nine steps to help keep you safe.
Taking medications incorrectly can lead to severe health problems. Understanding what leads to medication non-adherence can help patients avoid severe health problems
Bariatric surgery helps people lose weight when other methods have failed. This guide explains what to expect and how to prepare for bariatric surgery.
Hospice is end-of-life care that focuses on comforting—not curing—a patient. This care is provided in a patient’s home or at the hospital.
If you use insulin for diabetes, it’s important to do so safely and correctly. This guide provides clear, step-by-step instructions and information about how to respond to problems that can arise.
Staying active is important, even if you have asthma. Take the steps necessary to avoid triggering your asthma symptoms when you exercise.
Some people inherit a higher than average risk for colon cancer. Knowing your risk for hereditary colon cancer can help you find it early or prevent it from developing.