• What is Enterovirus EV-D68, the disease causing alarm in the Mi

    Posted Thu at 3:34 AM by Binh Bui

    (CNN) -- A respiratory virus that has sent hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri is causing alarm across the Midwest and beyond.   Ten states have contacted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help investigating clusters of the virus that's being blamed for the ill...

  • It's time to get your flu shot

    Posted Thu at 3:31 AM by Binh Bui

    (CNN) -- Flu season is about to begin: Get your flu shot now.   That's the message both the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are sending to every American older than 6 months.   Nearly 60% of the flu cases reported to t...

  • Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City

    Posted October 23 by Binh Bui

    A doctor just back from West Africa has preliminarily tested positive for the Ebola virus at New York City's Bellevue Hospital, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday night.   "There is no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed," the mayor said at a news conference with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and medica...

  • Quick Tips — When Planning for Surgery

    Posted October 22 by Binh Bui

    The single most important way you can stay healthy is to be an active member of your own health care team. One way to get high-quality health care is to find and use information and take an active role in all of the decisions made about your care.   This information will help you when plannin...

  • 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors

    Posted October 22 by Binh Bui

    Patient Fact Sheet Medical errors can occur anywhere in the health care system: In hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, doctors' offices, nursing homes, pharmacies, and patients' homes. Errors can involve medicines, surgery, diagnosis, equipment, or lab reports. These tips tell what you can do to...