Infectious diseases

Evidence-based information and tips for preventing and treating a range of bacteria and viral infections

  • RSV, Flu & COVID. What you need to know

    RSV, Flu & COVID. What you need to know

    Learn to identify the differences between RSV, influenza, and COVID-19, and when to treat at home or get medical help.

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  • Under the weather? Know how to care for a cold or flu and when to see provider.

    Under the weather? Know how to care for a cold or flu and when to see provider.

    Home remedies usually help ease cold and flu symptoms. Know how to take care, and when it’s time to see a Providence Provider.

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  • We have much to celebrate and improve this World AIDS Day

    We have much to celebrate and improve this World AIDS Day

    Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. Take a moment to better understand your risk and recognize how your voice can help ensure equitable healthcare for all.

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  • COVID-19 incubation timeline: When am I contagious?

    COVID-19 incubation timeline: When am I contagious?

    Providence shares information about COVID-19’s incubation period, outlines when most people are contagious and defines when to isolate or quarantine.

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  • How climate change impacts your health

    How climate change impacts your health

    Climate change drives bigger weather events with serious health implications. Learn more about the impacts.

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  • Lessons learned in responding to COVID-19

    Lessons learned in responding to COVID-19

    Providence Chief Clinical Officer, Amy Compton-Phillips, M.D., offers a roadmap to responding to COVID-19. Learn more.

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  • Why some women are always cold

    Why some women are always cold

    Are you cold all the time like many women? Learn the health conditions that could be causing your cold intolerance and when to call the doctor.

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  • How do you know if your teen has mono?

    How do you know if your teen has mono?

    Discover whether the “kissing disease” might be responsible for your teen’s fatigue, fever, sore throat, headache and body aches.

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  • How to help protect your child from AFM

    How to help protect your child from AFM

    A recent outbreak sparked concerns over acute flaccid myelitis, a disease that can cause paralysis if unchecked.

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  • How to protect your family from food poisoning

    How to protect your family from food poisoning

    Equip yourself with the smarts to keep your family’s dinner table safe from germs and toxins that cause food poisoning.

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  • When something seems fishy, don't get a pedicure

    When something seems fishy, don't get a pedicure

    Pedicures can pose risks if the proper precautions aren't taken.

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  • Viral gastroenteritis is no fun, but it's not the flu

    Viral gastroenteritis is no fun, but it's not the flu

    Symptoms of viral gastroenteritis include diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. People often call it stomach flu, but it's not influenza.

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  • Atrial fibrillation: What makes the heart skip a beat?

    Atrial fibrillation: What makes the heart skip a beat?

    AFib can be dangerous so you should know the causes behind this electrical dysfunction in the heart.

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  • First-aid tips and a DIY kit for minor cuts and scrapes

    First-aid tips and a DIY kit for minor cuts and scrapes

    Proper care for minor cuts, wounds and scrapes reduces the risk of infection and helps minimize scarring. Treat them with these first-aid tips and make your own first-aid kit.

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  • How to recognize and reduce risk of UTIs in seniors and older women

    How to recognize and reduce risk of UTIs in seniors and older women

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common and recurrent in older adults, especially women. Letting a UTI linger without proper medical diagnosis or treatment can result in serious complications.

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  • 5 skin conditions that commonly thrive at the gym—and how to avoid them

    5 skin conditions that commonly thrive at the gym—and how to avoid them

    Fungi and bacteria lurk on your favorite workout machines and in common areas at the gym. Learn how to protect your skin against gym germs.

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  • It's tick season: Protect yourself

    It's tick season: Protect yourself

    Cases of diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes have grown rapidly over the last 13 years, which makes it more important to take steps to protect yourselves in the outdoors.

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  • Fast facts about fever for nervous parents

    Fast facts about fever for nervous parents

    What you should know to help your child get through a fever and put you more at ease

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  • Ask the pediatrician: Vaccine Q&A

    Ask the pediatrician: Vaccine Q&A

    Here are some of the questions providers hear most often about childhood immunization

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  • Antibiotics May No Longer Do the Trick for Treating UTIs

    Antibiotics May No Longer Do the Trick for Treating UTIs

    UTIs are becoming increasingly resistant to today’s drugs

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