Mumps can cause serious illness,
especially in adults. If you and your family are traveling to a country where
mumps infections are still common, it is best to check your
You are considered
immune if you have had the recommended doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella
(MMR) vaccine, had a past diagnosis of the mumps by a doctor, or have lab
evidence of immunity. If none of these apply, check with your doctor or local
immunization clinic to see if the MMR vaccine is recommended before you
When wintry weather settles in, how do you make sure that when Jack Frost nips at your nose you don’t end up with frostbite?
Plan ahead to make sure you're prepared for the winter weather, emergency medicine specialist Thomas Tallman, DO, tells WebMD.
Tallman has seen more than his share of cold-weather injuries as a staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic's Emergency Services Institute and as an on-call doctor at the football games of the Cleveland Browns.
"When you're wet or exposed to high...