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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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Can You Take Medicine After the Expiration Date?

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You’ve likely had the experience in which you look in your medicine cabinet for a cure to your ailment, only to find that the medicine you have is expired. Did you panic? What’s your next move? Is it safe to consume? According to Harvard researchers, the answer is almost always yes. What does the expiration date mean on drugs? Here’s…

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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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What Causes Leg Cramps at Night?

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Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night to the kind of pain that makes you jump out of bed and scream? If so, you’ve likely experienced a late-night leg cramp. Night-time leg cramps are defined as sudden spasms (i.e. tightening) of muscles in your calf. The muscle cramps can sometimes happen in the thigh or the foot,…

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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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Bladder Health Awareness Month

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Is your bladder healthy? November is Bladder Health Awareness Month. There’s no better time than now to make sure that organ that holds urine from your kidneys is working hard and doing its job! When your bladder unhealthy, it can cause pain when you urinate, or even unwanted urine leakage. Here are some ways to keep your bladder in check….

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The science behind the cortisone shot

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Cortisone is a steroid hormone produced naturally by your body’s adrenal glands. It can also be made synthetically. Cortisone – as a therapy – is used to repair and minimize damage to your joints so an athlete can continue to work out or as part of a physical rehabilitation for a more serious injury. How do Cortisone shots work? Cortisone…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer for women. According to the federal Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, an estimated one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. When found early, breast cancer is often treatable and survivable. You hear…

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What are kidney stones and how are they formed?

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We hear about how painful kidney stones are, but what exactly are kidney stones? Kidney stones are hard masses that form in your kidneys, usually made up of insoluble calcium compounds. There are multiple reasons why kidney stones appear. How are kidney stones formed? Kidney stones could come from any one of the following issues: Genetics – you get it…

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Best way to treat a cut or wound

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Did you nick yourself while shaving, or cut your finger instead of that tomato? Not to worry too much, minor scrapes are very common, and usually easy to treat. If your cut is very deep, bleeds heavily, or has an object stuck inside of the cut, seek medical attention immediately. If not, here’s what you can do. Treating Minor Cuts…

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