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Medications for Smoking Cessation

Medications for Smoking Cessation

One out of five Americans smokes tobacco regularly.  Even so, people are (or become) aware of the dangers that tobacco may pose (including lung cancer and high blood pressure) and take up the quest to end their addiction to tobacco.  But the road is long, and not...

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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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How to Save Money on Prescription Medication

How to Save Money on Prescription Medication

Economics times are tough, and cost of prescription medication can take a significant bite out of one's budget.  Many name brand prescriptions cost several hundreds of dollars for one month's supply.  Even generics, while still much cheaper than their respective name...

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Common Causes of Muscle Cramps

Common Causes of Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps (not to be confused with illness related stomach cramps) are very common and quite painful.  They usually happen suddenly and can involve any muscle, but most often the legs and frequently in the middle of the night.  Gently stretching the affected...

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Bladder infection prevention and symptoms

Bladder infection prevention and symptoms

Bladder infection is common, especially among women.  If left untreated, it may progress to the more serious kidney infection.  Practical tips for women to decrease infection frequency include increasing fluid intake, urinating immediately after intercourse,...

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What is a Cold Sore?

What is a Cold Sore?

Ouch!  Once you get a cold sore blister, odds are quite high that it will recur in the same spot over and over again for the rest of your life, sometimes up to a dozen times a year.  Known as herpes labialis, it is caused by the same kind of virus that causes genital...

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