9 Childhood Illnesses: Get the Facts

9 Childhood Illnesses: Get the Facts As a parent, you’ve probably handled enough ear infections, colds, and stomach bugs to feel like an expert. But here are nine other illnesses you should know about. Childhood Illnesses Every Parent Should Know RSV Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an infection of the airways. It usually isn’t serious, […]

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Look Great Even When You’re Under the Weather

How to Look Your Best When You Have a Cold The aches and pains that come with a cold can keep you from getting enough sleep, robbing your skin of its normal, healthy glow. “Sleep is a very important time because it’s when the body and skin repair themselves,” says New York City dermatologist, Debra […]

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Do You Have an Addictive Personality?

Do You Have an Addictive Personality? Whether it pops up in an article about a celebrity who can’t seem to kick his drug habit, or your friend uses it as a joking excuse why she can’t tear herself away from the game Candy Crush, the phrase “addictive personality” gets tossed around a lot these days. […]

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Should I Go to the Clinic for a Cold or Flu?

Should I Go to the Clinic for a Cold or Flu? Q: I figure I’ll pick up a cold or the flu at some point from all the sniffling, coughing students in my classes. How do I know when to seek medical help? A: You’re right. Because you spend a lot of time around other […]

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The Rising Threat of Hidden Food Allergens

July 23, 2015 — For Donna Pierre, there’s no more important job than reading food labels. Her 7-year-old daughter has a life-threatening peanut allergy. So every day Pierre pores over every word of every food package, even when they’ve eaten the product before. She knows peanut protein can be hiding in ingredients with names like […]

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7-Day Menu for Cold and Flu Season

7-Day Menu for Cold and Flu Season During cold and flu season, we all know to steer clear of people who are coughing and sneezing. We wash our hands often to avoid germs. What else can we do? Some research suggests that following the right diet can not only help prevent colds and flu, but […]

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New Drugs Show Signs of Slowing Alzheimer’s

New Drugs Show Signs of Slowing Alzheimer’s July 22, 2015 — New results from ongoing clinical trials have fueled hopes for a class of Alzheimer’s drugs that target the buildup of sticky plaque in the brain linked to the disease. The data, presented Wednesday to a standing-room-only crowd of doctors and patients at the Alzheimer’s […]

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Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson’s

Common Diabetes Meds Lower Risk for Parkinson’s By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A class of diabetes meds that include widely used drugs such as Actos and Avandia may help protect users against Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 44,600 British diabetes patients who took […]

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Study Refutes Notion That Diabetes Drug Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk

Study: Diabetes Drug Not Tied to Bladder Cancer By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Despite smaller, prior studies suggesting that the diabetes drug Actos might raise users’ risk of bladder cancer, a large new study finds no evidence for such an effect. However, the study did find an association […]

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Did Your Hospital Make the Honor Roll?

Did Your Hospital Make the Honor Roll? July 21, 2015 — Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston captured the top spot on the annual U.S. News World Report list of the best U.S. hospitals, knocking last year’s No. 1, Mayo Clinic, into second place. Still, Mayo’s campus in Rochester, MN, captured the top spot on half […]

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