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Norovirus: The Vomiting Bug

Norovirus is highly contagious and causes diarrhea and vomiting. It can affect you no matter how old you are and can be spread through contaminated water or food, direct contact with someone who is already infected or putting your hands in your mouth after touching a...

What Is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Most of us can think of one thing about our appearance that we’d like to change, such as our hair, height or nose shape. Someone with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), however, obsesses about a flaw in their appearance (whether real or perceived) to the point where it...

Myths About People With Eating Disorders

Emaciated, skinny, bone-thin and underweight are all words used to label people who have eating disorders. Even though these words may describe some people with eating disorders, they don’t accurately represent everyone with an eating disorder. These words are still...

5 Tips to Be a Smart Healthcare Consumer

Imagine you are buying a car. Where do you start? Like many people, you’ll probably begin the process by identifying which type of car will fit your needs. If you have children, you might consider a minivan or an SUV. If you have a long commute, you may want something...

Tips To Ease Your Common Cold Symptoms

Americans get more than 1 billion colds each year according to the National Library of Medicine. No cure exists for the common cold, but you can take steps to ease your symptoms. From home remedies to over-the-counter drugs to simple self-care, here’s what you need to...

How to Protect Your Joints While Weightlifting

You don’t have to be a health nut or a fitness guru to reap the rewards of weightlifting. Weightlifting, even when done on an amateur level, can decrease body fat, reduce symptoms of depression, fight osteoporosis, lower your risk of diabetes, improve joint...

Infertility Causes and Treatments

Infertility describes the inability to conceive or carry a baby to term. Although the terms infertility and sterility sometimes appear interchangeable, sterility refers specifically to an inability to conceive, where infertility can also include repeated miscarriages...

Misconceptions About Lasik

There are many misconceptions and myths floating around about Lasik eye surgery. Despite the negative misconceptions, 98.4% of patients said they would choose the surgery a second time. If you are considering Lasik, it’s important for you to know what Lasik is and if...

Obesity and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy can impact not only your health but also the health of your baby. Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat, and most healthcare providers use the body mass index (BMI) to determine obesity. This...

Common Winter Ailments and What To Do About Them

Did you know some viruses are more likely to spread during winter months? That’s why winter is typically known as cold and flu season. Here are some common winter illnesses you should watch for and some tips to keep your family healthy. Influenza (flu) Known more...

Partial Knee Replacement: FAQs

If you are part of the 30 percent of the population who lives with osteoarthritis of the knee, you know just how debilitating and painful the condition can be. Osteoarthritis is characterized by the wearing away of connective tissue within the joint. The connective...

Breastfeeding Dos and Don’ts for New Mothers

Breastfeeding is a natural process, but that doesn’t mean it comes to new mothers intuitively or that you won’t need to ask for help. We hope this quick guide will help make things a little easier for you when you begin to breastfeed. Breastfeeding Dos 1....

Is My Heart Rate Normal?

It’s common practice today for people to track their heart rate, especially with so many new wearable fitness gadgets on the market. But, what is a “normal” heart rate? Sometimes, it’s difficult to know when you find so many different answers on the internet. A...

Sinus Infection FAQs

What is a sinus infection? Sinus infection, also called sinusitis, occurs when the nasal passages become inflamed. This common condition affects 35 million Americans every year. When you have a cold or allergies, for example, the airways become blocked with...

What You Should Know About Pain Management After Surgery

The rate of prescription drug abuse has increased drastically over the past 15 years, illustrated by an increased number of emergency room visits, overdoses and treatment admissions associated with prescription drug misuse. Opioids are the most dangerous of...