February 2014

Stop the Spread of Superbugs
Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Illustration of a woman clutching a tissue near her face while talking with her doctor, who has a prescription pad handy.

Antibiotics can destroy many types of bacteria that can make us sick. Sadly, our overuse of antibiotics is helping to create new drug-resistant “superbugs” that are difficult to defeat. Read more about drug-resistant bacteria.

Gripped by Gout
Avoiding the Ache and Agony

Illustration of an older man sitting on the edge of his bed and gripping his foot that has a painful swelling at the base of the big toe.

Sudden, painful swelling at the base of the big toe is often the first warning sign of gout. It can affect other joints as well. The good news is, most types of gout are treatable, especially if caught early. Read more about gout.


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