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Seasonal Allergies Amid a Pandemic

As the coronavirus spreads through the US, it can be a scary time to feel sick. Waking up with even a slight scratch in your throat might make you question your condition. But with spring flowers and plants beginning to bloom, remember not to rule out the simple...

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What to do if your child has sustained a concussion

A concussion can happen at any age, and as a parent, it’s important for you to know the signs and symptoms. A child might suffer a concussion during a simple fall, a sports activity, or a car accident. Any direct blow to the head, face, or neck or elsewhere on the...

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What is the Kissing Disease?

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s a good time to discuss infectious mononucleosis, often called “mono” or “the kissing disease.” This contagious disease is usually caused by the Epstein-barr virus. It is spread through saliva which means you can get...

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When To Worry About Fever in Adults

A fever is a temporary rise in body temperature, and a sign that your body is battling an illness or infection. There is generally no cause for concern, but certain situations warrant a trip to the doctor-- or even the emergency room. Learn when it’s time...

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How To Use Antibiotics Responsibly

Antibiotics are life-saving drugs that treat bacterial infections and prevent serious complications of disease. Unfortunately, these medications are becoming increasingly ineffective due to a phenomenon called antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic...

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Why Am I Coughing?

A cough is a natural reflex that occurs when your body senses an irritation in your throat or airway. The muscles in your chest and abdomen contract to expel air and hopefully, the irritant. While coughing can be uncomfortable, it’s your body’s natural...

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Deciding Where To Go For Flu Treatment

Flu can range from a minor inconvenience to a life-threatening illness, and it can be tough to know just when it’s time to seek professional care. Read up on our quick tips for deciding where to go for flu treatment. First off, it’s important to recognize flu...

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How to Manage Your Child’s Case of Pink Eye

As kids head back to school and communal settings, they face an increased risk of catching a contagious illness. Pink eye, in particular, spreads rapidly through classrooms and playgrounds. Learn what to do if infectious pink eye makes an appearance in...

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Know the Signs of Dehydration

The hot summer days of August are upon us, and as temps rise, so too does your risk of dehydration. Learn the signs and symptoms of this common condition, and when it’s time to seek professional medical care. In hot and humid weather, your body...

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Grilling Safety Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness

Firing up the grill this summer? Follow these BBQ food safety tips to prevent foodborne illness. As the weather warms up, many of us will take our dinner prep outdoors and enjoy food from the grill. But it’s important to remember that instances of food poisoning rise...

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