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Month: January 2014

Winter Olympics 2014

In a few weeks, millions of people are going to descend upon Sochi, Russia to witness great feats by the world’s best winter athletes. If you are planning on being one of the millions, you should take some precautions before you go. The US State Department issued an alert for those traveling to the Olympics. …

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The Norovirus

You’ve heard about the flu and all of the symptoms that go along with it but have you ever heard of the norovirus?  Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that presents itself like the flu but includes gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea.  Norovirus can be spread in many ways including on environmental surfaces, …

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Urinary Tract Infections: Causes, Risks, and Treatment

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are infections in the urinary system, including kidney, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The population with the greatest risk of infection is women; however, men can develop UTIs as well. Symptoms include strong persistent urge to urinate, burning sensation, cloudy or red urine, pelvic (women) or rectal (men) pain. Should a UTI …

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Sore Throat Remedies

A sore throat can be many things. It can be a sign of a cold, strep, or just plain irritation. We have many ways that you can remedy a sore throat at home. Take an anti-inflammatory (NSAID): It can help relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and help with a fever if you have one Gargle saltwater: water …

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Winter Sports Injuries

With the Winter Olympics right around the corner, it’s easy to get caught up in the fantasy of being an Olympic athlete and forget that injuries are a serious and all too common part of winter sports.  Ice skating, hockey, and skiing are all fun but come with the chance of serious injury occurring.  These …

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