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Powerful pain relief: Options beyond opioids

August 22, 2018

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A combination of therapies can be customized to treat chronic pain.

Myths and facts about back-to-school vaccinations

August 15, 2018
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Vaccines provide protection for your child against an assortment of diseases, including some that can be deadly. Let's rebut some of the arguments raised against vaccinations.

Psoriasis: This is what you need to know and why

August 13, 2018
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Psoriasis is a common autoimmune disease that affects the skin, not a cosmetic problem, but many people don’t understand what is, who it affects, or the impact it has on the people who have to live with it.

Is the new shingles vaccine right for you?

July 09, 2018
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Shingrix offers greater effectiveness for people in more age groups, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

April Showers Bring Asthma and Allergies Symptoms

May 29, 2018
Asthma and allergies often occur together. The same substances that trigger hay fever (also known as allergic rhinitis) such as pollen, dust mites and pet dander might also cause asthma symptoms.

On their morning run, many people breathe in the sweet smell of spring in the air and smile, but for those who suffer from seasonal allergies and asthma, blooming flowers and higher pollen counts can be anything but stress reducing.

Time is brain so BEFAST to recognize stroke

May 22, 2018
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and with 795,000 people suffering from a stroke each year in the United States, it is important to understand what a stroke truly is, what to do when it happens, and how to help prevent it.

Nirav H. Shah, MD, Medical Director of Stroke at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, explains how strokes are caused, how they are treated and how to prevent them from happening.

Ask the expert: All about hepatitis C

May 08, 2018
Baby boomers and people with certain risk factors should be screened for hepatitis C. Getting tested is easy; current treatments are simple and have a high cure rate.

Baby boomers and people with certain risk factors should be screened for hepatitis C. Getting tested is easy; current treatments are simple and have a high cure rate.

Can you overdose on cold supplements?

April 27, 2018
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The side-effects of many ingredients in Airborne and Emergen-C have simply not been studied in any systematic way, so we don’t really know whether they are dangerous or not.

Is ibuprofen riskier than other pain relievers?

April 17, 2018

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Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications are the most common treatment method for everyday ailments like muscle sprains, headaches, and fever. But like all medicines, ibuprofen and other pain relievers can have side effects.

If you could become pregnant, take prenatal vitamins

March 13, 2018
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For women of childbearing age, it’s a good idea to take what are known as “prenatal vitamins” -- vitamins containing folic acid, iron and often, some other compounds, such as calcium, Vitamin D and omega-3 acids.

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