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Is My Sore Throat Strep Throat?

A common misconception is that all sore throats are due to strep, and antibiotics are always necessary.  Countless trips have been made to the emergency

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Health Risks of Antibiotics

Antibiotics are most commonly used to treat bacterial infections.  Appropriately used, they significantly shorten the duration and severity of disease, and have dramatically helped increase

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What is cat-scratch disease?

Felines are a common and popular choice for an animal companion, and can be found in many households across America.  However, cat owners should be

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What is MRSA?

MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus, is a bacterial infection which is becoming more frequent worldwide, largely due to the overuse of antibiotics.  What makes it

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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

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Corneal Abrasion

I saw a patient a couple of years ago who was driving with his window down when an insect flew directly into his eye, lodging

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