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You’ve probably heard the recommendation several times by now: if you want to avoid getting sick, wash your hands more often. Indeed, proper hand-washing is seen as the primary way to avoid contracting any sort of virus, including the coronavirus. Now that more people are getting sick with the coronavirus in our country, we’re all
Skin allergies are on the rise, particularly in children. In a 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), researchers found that 11.6 percent of children under the age of 18 suffered from skin allergies. And though many skin allergies go away as kids grow up, not all of them do. If you find that your skin
The word “bacteria” doesn’t normally bring up sunny thoughts of spring and puppies. We associate the word with disease and infections, and it’s true that bacteria can cause these unpleasant things. But over the past few decades, we’ve also learned that there are a lot of good bacteria that actually help us live healthier lives.
When you think of your immune system, you may imagine an army of cells deep in your bloodstream working to eradicate any viruses or bacteria you may encounter. You probably don’t imagine similar cells marching up and down your arm, but you could. That’s because the skin is a complex organ that not only provides