Cold weather and shorter days don’t stand in the way of a die-hard runner. That said, it’s important to be practical and prepared before exercising in frigid temperatures. Here are some smart tips to help keep you safe while running … Read more
In most instances, the flu results in a relatively mild illness that requires no medical intervention. In some cases, however, the flu can lead to serious complications, requiring hospitalization. If you’re wondering whether your flu … Read more
Scabies is an itchy, irritating skin condition caused by the microscopic burrowing mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Because scabies is highly contagious, it’s good to know how to recognize signs, so you can treat the condition as quickly as possible.
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What is pneumonia?
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that causes the air sacs of the lungs to fill with fluid. This fluid buildup makes it hard for oxygen to enter the bloodstream, creating the symptoms of pneumonia. Viruses … Read more
This year’s flu season has been especially widespread, with many people landing in the hospital due to complications. While the flu has reached epidemic proportions in most states, it is still not too late to protect yourself and your family … Read more
A viral infection that causes an itchy, painful rash, shingles usually appears as a single stripe of blisters, which wraps around the right or left side of the torso. While not life-threatening, a shingles outbreak can be extremely painful for … Read more
Recently, Congress passed sweeping tax legislation that impacts many facets of American life. One big facet includes the Affordable Care Act (ACA. Here’s how this latest legislation will affect your ability get medical care.
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During the first week of January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that every part of the continental U.S. showed widespread flu activity. This was significant, since the CDC has never made such an announcement during any of … Read more
Commonly confused for one another, yeast infections, bladder infections, kidney infections and UTIs are similar and different in some key ways. To avoid serious complications, it’s important to understand these differences, so you can get treatment when necessary. Here’s is … Read more