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Urgent Care vs. the ER During the Holiday Season

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When you or someone you love suddenly needs immediate medical care, you have a decision to make: Urgent Care or the ER? Both places offer (almost) 24/7 care that is available even when your normal doctor is not, but how do you know which one to choose? Especially around the holiday season when emergency rooms are notoriously filled to the…

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Did you know that November is National Diabetes Month?

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For four weeks, the American Diabetes Association dedicates itself to educating the public about the disease that affects one in eleven Americans – 29 million people – and how we can protect ourselves and those we love. Diabetes, when left unmanaged, is responsible for blindness, nerve damage, and kidney disease, but healthy eating habits and regular exercise can greatly reduce…

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How Do You Get An Ingrown Toenail?

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According to the 2012 National Foot Health Assessment, 18 percent of adults in the U.S. over the age of 21 have experienced the pain and discomfort of ingrown toenails. That is about 40  million people! If you’re lucky enough to still be in the dark about these painful things, an ingrown toenail is when the side of the nail curves…

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Why toenails fall off from running

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Toenails. They are something we do not typically think about very often. But if you or someone you know has ever lost one after becoming a serious runner, it is something you might think about a lot more. Ouch! For many runners, losing toenails is just something that happens. Toenails usually take about six months to grow back, and when…

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Signs and symptoms of a stroke

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Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. In order to protect yourself and the health of your loved ones, it is important to understand the basic reasons for a stroke as well as its signs and symptoms. There are two main types of strokes: Ischemic and Hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes occur as a result of clots…

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Sinusitis symptoms and treatment

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Sinusitis happens when the tissue that lines your sinuses becomes inflamed for swells up. Healthy sinuses are typically full of air, but if you have sinusitis they can become filled with fluid. When fluid builds, that’s when germs can form and cause an infection. What causes sinusitis? The following conditions or circumstances can contribute to your sinuses being blocked: The…

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All about eczema

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Eczema- or atopic dermatitis – is a chronic skin condition that usually starts when you’re a newborn and lasts for several years, although some people have it forever. It causes your skin to become itchy, red, dry and sometimes even blistery. You can find it on all parts of your body if you have it. Although there is no cure,…

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6 things you should do after the cold or flu

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You did everything you could to avoid the cold or flu – washed your hands often, got good rest, ate well – but you just couldn’t escape catching your coworker’s nasty sickness. You’ve been stuck in bed for days, and now the worst of it is over. So, what’s next? There are a number of things you should do when…

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All About Frostbite

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What exactly is frostbite? It sounds chilling. Well, it is a condition that happens with the freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. It starts when your skin becomes very cold and red, then numb, hardened and white or pale. Frostbite happens most on your fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. You are most susceptible to frostbite when you are…

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Why Do People Get Nosebleeds?

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When do you get nosebleeds? When you’re skiing in the Rocky Mountains? After you’ve had a bad cold? Nosebleeds, while sometimes scary, are not usually serious. Most nosebleeds can be treated at home or by your physician. What types of nosebleeds are there? Anterior nosebleeds – Front of the nose nosebleeds. These are by far the most common type of…

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