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Is My Sore Throat Strep Throat?

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 room, urgent care or doctor's office, only to be bluntly told that "it is only a cold and nothing can be done." ...

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Tips To Decrease Heartburn

Tips To Decrease Heartburn

Heartburn is a common ailment, affecting most of us some time during our lives. Medically known as acid reflux, this condition may cause serious health problems, especially if it occurs on a frequent or regular basis. Potential complications of reflux include bleeding...

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Is my sore throat strep?

Is my sore throat strep?

Is my sore throat strep throat?  Odds are fairly high if the your throat looks like the picture, complete with pus on the tonsils.  The dilemma is when the throat is red and sore without exudate ("white spots").  Strep throat is usually not accompanied by a runny nose...

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When to go to the Doctor for a Cold

When to go to the Doctor for a Cold

Countless trips are made to health care providers for upper respiratory symptoms when the appointment was felt not to be necessary. Here are five signs and symptoms that physicians view as important in determining whether a "cold" needs treatment. This list is not...

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