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Identifying and Diagnosing Hernia Symptoms in Women

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Women with hernias are usually at the disadvantage of a medical community that is used to diagnosing the majority of hernias in men. While it is true that women only account for 8 percent of hernia patients, the relative rarity of their occurrence in women makes it more likely that doctors may misdiagnose their pain.  [ Read More ]

6 Tips to Handle Depression During the Holidays


The holidays can be stressful for anyone, but for people with depression, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can destabilize and sometimes debilitate. Stress-related events, such as the holidays, may trigger half of all depressive episodes. The good news is that knowing how to avoid common triggers can prevent an episode from occurring. “A  [ Read More ]

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Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated with energy drinks, and those problems are more pronounced in children, according to a recent University of Miami study. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. These drinks have also been linked to heart palpitations,  [ Read More ]

Essential Medicine Safety Tips for Upcoming Cold and Flu Season

Essential Medicine Safety Tips for Upcoming Cold and Flu Season

As the countdown to cold and flu season begins, consumers are getting flu shots and increasing their purchases of cold and flu medicines. The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition (AAC) is issuing a safety message to consumers, reminding them to double check their medicine labels to avoid doubling up on medicines with acetaminophen when treating symptoms during the  [ Read More ]

Top 5 First Aid Myths

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I guess we all know or have heard of at least one first aid cure. Some are true, but some can have severe adverse reactions that could put your life at risk. Be careful what you try and always call 911 when you don’t know what to do. 1. Jellyfish sting and peeing I suppose  [ Read More ]

doctor appointment wait times

Need to see a family physician, dermatologist or an obstetrician/gynecologist? Get in line, because it could take weeks to schedule an appointment, a new survey indicates. Conducted by Merritt Hawkins, a national physician search and consulting firm and a company of AMN Healthcare, the survey of 1,399 medical offices tracks the average time needed to  [ Read More ]

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