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Prevention of Traveler’s Diarrhea

Prevention of Traveler’s Diarrhea

Traveler's diarrhea is a frequently encountered intestinal condition that occurs when a visitor to a third world country ingests food or water infected with a micro-organism that the traveler does not have an immunity to.  The condition is characterized by at least...

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Common Pet-Transmitted Infections

Common Pet-Transmitted Infections

One of the more popular gifts for any family member is a pet.  That warm, snugly puppy or playful kitty can bring happiness and joy, and quickly become a member of the family circle.  However, every owner should be aware of six infections pets may potentially transmit...

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Four Serious Causes of Headache

Four Serious Causes of Headache

We will all had a least one headache during our lifetime, with most of us having multiple episodes. Usually Tylenol or ibuprofen paired with rest, massage, ice or heat will generally help relieve our symptoms. Sometimes, such as with a migraine, we will need to take a...

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Palpitations

Palpitations

A frequent medical office visit is for the complaint of one's heart beating hard, fast and/or skipping beats.  This is known as palpitations, and is a very common problem with multiple causes, some of which are serious.  Generally, the reasons for this problem falls...

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What is cat-scratch disease?

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 aware of the potential risks associated with having one in your home.  One risk is that cats can transmit cat-scratch...

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When To Go To A Doctor For A Sinus Infection

When To Go To A Doctor For A Sinus Infection

Sinus infections are a common reason to visit a physician, especially during the winter months.  Symptoms are varied, but usually consist of any combination of: Nasal congestion Post nasal drip frequently causing sore throat and /or cough Facial pain over the cheeks,...

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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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