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How to Prevent Constipation

How to Prevent Constipation

Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement less frequently than three times a week.  Many people are prone to this common problem, and there are a number of things that can be done to decrease the chance of constipation developing: Drink plenty of fluids,...

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Health Risks of Antibiotics

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 life expectancy in the last century.  However, antibiotic use is not without...

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What is MRSA?

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 problematic is that many common and widely prescribed antibiotics, such as amoxicillin and...

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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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Ringing in the Ears

Ringing in the Ears

Ringing in the ears is known as tinnitus.  It can be quite annoying and can disrupt one's life.  Fortunately, many causes are reversible.  Some of the common causes of tinnitus include the following:  Anti-inflammatory Medications: Aspirin products, as well as other...

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