In-depth

Causes

Septic arthritis

Septic arthritis occurs when a joint becomes infected. Find out more about this serious condition.

Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome is a life-threatening infection often associated with the use of superabsorbent tampons. But it can also occur in men and children.

Prevention

Hand-washing tips

Want to avoid illness? Wash your hands! Consider simple hand-washing tips.

Symptoms

Headache

Most headaches aren't caused by a serious illness, but some could be a sign of a life-threatening condition.

Nausea and vomiting

Sick to your stomach? Nausea and vomiting usually pass quickly but sometimes result from long-term or serious conditions.

Jun. 09, 2011