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A hand preparing syringe What Are Vaccines?

A vaccine is a biologically active substance designed to protect children and adults from infections caused by bacteria and viruses. Vaccines are also called immunizations because they take advantage of our natural immune system’s ability to prevent infectious illness. To understand how vaccines work, we need to consider how our immune system protects us from infections.

 

Drug Information

Our complete guide covers everything you need to know about more than 900 over-the-counter and prescription medications, including dosage, precautions, side effects and more.

Natural and Alternative Treatments

Chinese herb image Some people may consider turning to alternative medicine to manage their disease. But what has been proven to work and what hasn't? Search here for detailed information on almost 200 conditions, nearly 350 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions.