WASHINGTON — The stomach flu is more prevalent in the winter months, and local doctors are reminding people to take precautions and know the warning signs. While outbreaks can occur throughout the year, the Centers…
BALTIMORE – The number of measles cases in the United States has risen to 121 since the start of the new year, a federal health official said Monday. Those cases were reported in 17 states…
WASHINGTON — As the number of measles cases rises, one doctor says vaccines are a parent’s obligation and the laws surrounding exemptions need tightening. “Vaccine rates have been falling, sadly, in the United States. Autism…
WASHINGTON — We have long heard about the dangers of alcohol and pregnancy, but some prescription-strength pain or cough medications can also damage an unborn child. The problem is there is not enough public awareness…
WTOP\’s Town Hall on Ebola featured three nationally known experts in the field of infectious diseases.
The NIH\’s infectious diseases chief says that the White House is considering how to provide additional screening of travelers who arrive at U.S. airports for Ebola.
WTOP\’s Answer Desk is answering questions you have about Ebola.
This flu season, the feds have a special request for kids, and a local top doctor wants people to know some vaccines may offer better protection against influenza than others.
A respiratory illness that has infected more than 1,000 children in the U.S. could become a bigger national problem,
according to doctors.
The recent scare involving smallpox at the National Institutes of Health is indicative of a larger problem, according to audits obtained by USA TODAY.
Washington, D.C., may also be the physical fitness capital of the nation.
Too much sun and heat are common causes of vacation ailments. But tropical diseases like mosquito-borne illness can lurk much closer to home.
Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are worried e-cigarettes are reintroducing a smoking culture to the young.
This is the time of year when we focus on matters of the heart.
Tracking the flu could be complicated because of the government shutdown.