An estimated 2.4 million people in the United States are living with hepatitis C. Baby boomers are among the high-risk groups. Find out why and also learn about new medications that have revolutionized how this serious infection is treated.
Did we learn any lessons from last year’s flu season? Why did fewer people choose to get a flu shot? How would you know if you have the flu? We have some answers from one of Maine’s top infectious disease specialists.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new two-shot shingles vaccine for people 50 and older. Catching Health has an overview of shingles and some information about the new vaccine, which is called Shingrix
The connection between a sore throat and gargling with salt water. An old wives tale or can it really help? We have the answer.
More than 3 million cases of mono are diagnosed every year. The majority are teenagers, but you might be surprised at how many people over 40 get the virus.
A fever usually means your body is fighting an infection. But it can mean something else or can cross a line. Dr. Molly O’Malley tells us when to pay attention.
Most sore throats don’t amount to much, but sometimes they do. How do you know when you should have your sore throat checked out? We have the answer.
If you’re lucky, whether you have a cold or the flu, you’ll recover with no problems. Sometimes, though, the flu can cause serious complications