Understanding Symptoms
All About Headaches

All About Headaches

At some point, just about everyone has experienced the pain and frustration of a headache. But for an ailment that affects nearly everyone at any age, headaches—and the best ways to treat them—still aren’t fully understood. “We don’t know 100-percent why one person gets, say, a migraine headache, and someone …

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Antibiotic Resistance
Shorter Duration of Antibiotics May Be More Effective

Shorter Duration of Some Antibiotics May Be Better for You

Do you really need to take those antibiotics for 10-14 days or will five days do? Some providers are changing the way they prescribe antibiotics, based on evidence-based national research, and are recommending a shorter duration of three to seven days in place of the standard duration of seven to …

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Stroke Awareness

Dystextia: Garbled Texts May be a Sign of Stroke

We’ve probably all chuckled at those funny examples of “autocorrect gone bad,” where a text someone sent to a family member causes embarrassment due to its unintended meaning. And we’ve surely all received a text message that had confusing abbreviations or typing errors that make you pause and reply to …

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Integrative Medicine
What is Cupping Therapy?

What Is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping has become a hot topic in recent years with news of models, movie stars and Olympic athletes using cups to ease aches and pains and enhance health and well-being. But cupping isn’t just for celebrities. “It can be beneficial for almost anyone,” says Ruth Lehmann, an acupuncturist at Henry …

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Heart Health
Managing a Heart Failure Diagnosis

Managing a Heart Failure Diagnosis

You might be surprised to know that heart failure doesn’t mean your heart just stops working. In fact, living with heart failure is a reality for over 5.7 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heart failure is a condition where your heart does not …

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Keeping Your Family Healthy
Cleaning House After Cold or Flu

Cleaning House After a Cold or the Flu

When someone in your household comes down with a cold or flu, your first thought might be: How can I prevent the rest of us from getting ill? It’s complicated. Not only are you sharing the same space with someone who is sick, but you’re also touching the same surfaces, …

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Healthy Body
Finding Relief for Constipation

Backed Up? Finding Relief from Constipation

Constipation is among the most common gastrointestinal problems in the United States, chronically affecting an estimated 16 out of 100 adults, with older people disproportionately affected, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Disease Diseases. No matter what your age, though, you might find yourself constipated, says …

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Understanding Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer 101

Pancreatic Cancer 101

After a cancer diagnosis, every individual begins a difficult battle — and a battle against pancreatic cancer can be notoriously tough. In recent years, notable figures who’ve fought the disease include Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, American legend Aretha Franklin, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Nobel laureate Ralph Steinman …

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Staying Healthy
Can Elderberry Fend Off a Cold or the Flu?

Can Elderberry Fend Off a Cold or the Flu?

Every winter, dodging a cold and the flu can be a chore. After all, huddling indoors with folks who are coughing, sneezing and wheezing is essentially like swimming in a petri dish of germs. One way people are trying to stay afloat: elderberry. A growing number of consumers are hitting …

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Understanding Your Body
Heart Murmur

Heart Murmurs: The Difference Between Innocent and Abnormal

Sometimes, literally listening to your body can make doctors aware of potentially fatal health conditions. Heart murmurs are sounds made by blood as it passes through openings in the heart, such as valves. Your doctor can hear these murmurs while listening to your heart during a physical exam. Murmurs are …

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