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The death of country superstar Merle Haggard from double pneumonia serves as an important reminder, especially for those over 50, to be vaccinated.
Respiratory syncytial virus, better known as simply RSV, has arrived in the community.
The CDC has confirmed a sexually transmitted case of the Zika virus in the state of Texas.
Double-dipping at a party can help spread illnesses like the flu and tuberculosis. Learn the science behind the spread.
What if there were a pill that could help prevent HIV?
Dr. Skiest explains the importance of educating doctors and patients about using antibiotics safely.
Baystate is the only site in the western Massachusetts area participating in an international clinical trial testing whether statins can reduce the risk of heart disease in people with HIV infection, the REPRIEVE (Randomized Trial to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV) study.
Dr. Mike Klatte, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Baystate Children’s Hospital, was interviewed by Western Mass News recently about an outbreak of norovirus striking some 18 school districts in the Reno, Nev. area.