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How to save on medical costs

How to save on medical costs

2011 is coming to a close, and the new year is upon us.  With the start of the new year comes the realization that, for those of us with catastrophic medical insurance policies, our deductible period starts all over again.  These policies have out of pocket costs of...

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Aspiration of a ganglion cyst

Aspiration of a ganglion cyst

A ganglion cyst is a common, non cancerous growth that typically occurs over the tendons and joints of the wrist, hand, fingers and feet. It is unclear what causes them, although trauma occasionally precedes formation. They are filled with a gelatinous substance and,...

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How to treat a sty

How to treat a sty

A sty is an bump on the eyelid, usually caused by a blocked eyelash gland that has gotten infected.  It is especially common in children, and typically causes a scratching sensation when opening and closing the eye.  It can frequently be treated at home without...

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Antiinflammatory steroids

Antiinflammatory steroids

Antiinflammatory steroids are commonly used for many conditions ranging from asthma to sciatica, from rheumatoid arthritis to inflammatory bowel disease.  They can be given in an IV or as a shot, taken orally, given as a suppository, applied topically or inhaled into...

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