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What You Need to Know About the Red Eye

What You Need to Know About the Red Eye

A red eye, known by the medical term conjunctivitis, is due to an inflammation of the covering of the eye and the inside of the eyelid.  It is most commonly caused by a viral or bacterial infection, allergies or dry eye, and typically can be treated at home without...

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Giardia Infection

Giardia Infection

Giardia is a parasite that can cause intestinal symptoms in an infected person.  Symptoms such as diarrhea, bloating, belching, gas and cramps that occur while camping or traveling in a third world country are highly suspicious of giardiasis.  Outbreaks at daycare...

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How to Treat a Boil

How to Treat a Boil

A skin abscess, or "boil", is a walled off collection of pus created by the body to fight off an infection, usually bacterial.  Location of the boil on the body dictates what kind of bacteria is causing the infection, with staph and strep the most common types. ...

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Tips To Fight Seasonal Depression

Tips To Fight Seasonal Depression

Why is depression and, in severe cases suicide, more common during the holiday season? You would think that with all the celebration, a "blue mood" would be much less likely. Mental health specialists speculate that there are a variety of factors that contribute to...

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