When is a headache more than just a headache?

Posted by Gail Verderico on 6/13/17 8:00 AM

Almost everybody experiences headaches from time to time. They are so ubiquitous that “a headache” has become a metaphor for mundane but manageable problems, such as tax preparation. However, for some unlucky few, headaches can be a debilitating and recurring intrusion—and on rare occasion, they can be a sign of a life-threatening condition.

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Anti-Aging Skin Tips II

Posted by Lorilee Wagner on 5/23/17 8:00 AM

Learn about skin cleansing, using retinol for its anti-aging effects, healing your skin from the inside out, preventing sunburns, and how to use chamomile to soothe them.

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Antibiotic Dos and Don'ts

Posted by Gail Verderico on 5/8/17 8:00 AM

Resisting Antibiotic Resistance

Maybe this has happened to you: After you develop a cold or flu, a family member offers you their unfinished bottle of antibiotics to help you kick it. Should you take them?

In short: no, no, no. The efficacy of antibiotics, one of medicine’s most important weapons in fighting bacterial illness, is becoming compromised by misuse. In a 2013 interview, CDC associate director Dr. Arjun Srinivasan said:

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Anti-Aging Skin Tips

Posted by Lorilee Wagner on 4/3/17 8:00 AM

Learn about the moisturizing effects of hyaluronic acid, how to pick the best bronzer for a natural summer glow, using microdermabrasion to improve texture, and how to incorporate coconut oil into your post-shower routine to retain moisture.

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How to Manage Seasonal Allergies

Posted by Angelina Crans Yoon, MD on 3/28/17 8:30 AM

The wet winter has been very welcome in helping the land recover from years of drought, but this also means the plants are thriving. Increased plant growth means increased pollen counts. As soon as the rain stops, the plants get to work releasing pollen into the air. For those with seasonal allergies, this allergy season has started earlier than expected. We can expect a long and severe allergy season this spring.

You may have already started to notice typical seasonal allergy symptoms of sneezing, coughing, and itchy noses and eyes. Common allergy triggers come from farms, trees, and natural grassland for a cumulative effect.

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