Infections

Infections

Germs have gotten a bad rap. Some of them are actually good for us, like the ones in our intestines that help us break down

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Tooth Abscess

Kaye Wellborn* will never forget her first — and last — abscessed tooth. The San Francisco 49ers had just won the Superbowl, and a huge,

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Toothache

Most of us have been there: What starts as a dull ache or uncomfortable jolt when you sip your ice tea signals the onset of

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Pneumonia

What is pneumonia? If the air around us were perfectly sterile, we wouldn’t have to worry much about pneumonia. In the real world, the 3,000

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Shigellosis

What is shigellosis? There are some types of germs that you definitely don’t want to find in your next meal or glass of water. Add

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