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Bites and stings: symptoms and treatment

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Sometimes, it really hurts when you get bitten or stung by an insect or spider. Then other times, you don’t even know it happened! Insect and spider bites vary depending on the type of bite it is, but they all sometimes cause some swelling, redness, pain and itch. Most of the symptoms will subside within a few hours or a…

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Sunburn facts and safety

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We all know the pain and dangers that come with sunburn, but did you know that the ultraviolet rays emitted from the sun can start burning your skin in just 15 minutes? And if you stay out longer than that and end up with a painful sunburn, doing so just every two years triples your risk for melanoma, a form…

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What happens to donated blood

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Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, and every year, 6.8 million Americans respond to this need by donating their own. But what happens to the blood after it’s collected and the donation crew leaves for the day? As it turns out, the collection is just the first step of a long series of actions to prepare…

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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Rooms

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With so many clinics popping up on every corner – from urgent care walk-in clinics to stand-alone emergencies to traditional hospital ERs – it’s hard to know which you should choose when you’re in need. There are two key differences in urgent care clinics versus emergency rooms: Emergency rooms treat any medical situation – including trauma and life-threatening medical emergencies….

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Treating childrens’ fevers at different ages

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It happens to every parent, and if it hasn’t happened to you yet, be patient. It will come. Your child is not feeling well, and when you touch his or her forehead, you notice it’s hot to the touch. You rush to get out the thermometer, but what happens once you take your child’s temperature? Do you call the doctor,…

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Common injuries related to starting a new workout routine

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It’s a new year, and a new you. With the new year comes many resolutions for a happier, healthier life. And with all those dietary and exercise changes comes a higher risk of hurting yourself at the gym or on the track. No matter what your fitness level is, here are some common workout injuries and how to avoid them….

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Signs you have a urinary tract infection

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Urinary tract infections are very common in women, so common, in fact, one in every two adult women will contract a urinary tract infection at least once. Although there are not always overt symptoms of a urinary tract infection, there are some definite signs that you might have one. What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection?  Urinary tract…

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How to Identify Food Allergies

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Did you know that 50 million Americans suffer from allergies? And when it comes to food allergies, 4-6 percent of children have them, as do about 4 percent of adults. Although food allergies occur most often in babies in children, they can develop at any point in your life. How do you know if you have food allergies? The most…

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What happens to donated blood?

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We’ve heard time and time again that giving blood saves lives. It’s simple, right? Giving blood is a way you can help people, and it doesn’t cost you any money, nor does it take too much of your time. But what happens to the blood after you donate it? Essentially, the process by which donated blood gets to the people…

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All About High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure is known as the silent killer, because you may have it at this very moment and never even know it. It can lead to a lengthy list of deadly diseases and illnesses if left untreated, but high blood pressure itself is pretty much a “symptomless” disease. So, just how important are those two little numbers that measure…

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