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Bug Repellent Guide

Nothing spoils a nice summer evening outside like a swarm of mosquitoes, some biting flies or a blood-sucking tick. The resulting red, itchy bites are uncomfortable enough to drive anyone…

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How To Protect Yourself From Dengue Fever and Chikungunya

Many parts of the country have been seeing an extremely rainy May and June this year, which means mosquito season is upon us. They can be more than a nuisance…

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Act Fast to Save Yourself From a Stroke

During a stroke, every second that goes by is another second that your brain is being deprived of the nutrients and oxygen it badly needs to keep you functioning and…

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MERS: What You Need to Know

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is attempting to contact 100 people who may have been exposed to the potentially deadly MERS virus after an infected 44-year-old patient was hospitalized…

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Allergens Hiding in Your Home

When springtime rolls around, outdoor allergens like grass and tree pollen get a whole lot of attention for making your nose run and your eyes itch. So it can be…

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Lyme Disease: What You Should Know

It’s not yet summer but already I have started to see and remove ticks from patients. According to the CDC, tick-borne diseases have been on the rise this past decade…

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You Wanted to Know: Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is usually hard to miss, with severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and often a fever. It’s also important not to miss it, since leaving it untreated could lead…

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Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Have Spread Worldwide

No one is safe from the reach of superbugs that are powerful enough to resist even the strongest antibiotics, according to the World Health Organization’s first global report on antibiotic…

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Hearing Loss Prevention Guide

Friends, lend me your ears. Today is International Noise Awareness Day – a good opportunity to turn down your headphones and listen to these tips on how to protect your…

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4 Surprising Hydration Hacks

Whether it’s through sweating, peeing or even breathing, your body is constantly losing water. In fact, over the course of a single day, an average person loses about 10 to…

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