Senior couple are hiking through the Lake District together with their pet dog.

West Nile Virus

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.

Grandparents Reading Book With Baby Granddaughter At Home

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

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.

Charlotte Rickert, a longtime Lahey volunteer

Charlotte Rickert, Volunteer

Charlotte Rickert is a volunteer in Hospital Admissions at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. She is one of more than 200 volunteers who work through the Volunteer and Community Services program at Lahey.

A smiling older couple having breakfast

Your Guide to Taking Insulin

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.