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Treat Chronic Ear Infections


Ear infections are common among young children, usually affecting those between 6 months and 2 years old. When a child frequently suffers from ear infections, or when the infections continue to occur as the child ages, it may be time to seek further treatment. “An ear ...
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First-Ever Event Focuses on Men’s Health


Men generally don’t advocate for their health as much as women. Some men completely avoid going to the doctor unless they are “really sick.” Unfortunately, men with this attitude can become blindsided by irreversible or incurable diseases that may have been prevented with a routine ...
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Prepare for EP Study


An electrophysiology (EP) study is performed by an electrophysiologist, who is a cardiologist specializing in heart rhythm disorders. This study can determine if there are any electrical problems with your heart. “During an EP study, we insert soft flexible catheters into a vein in the groin ...
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Treat Minor Burn Wounds


If you suffer a minor burn wound, you should first hold it under cool running water for about 10 to 15 minutes until the pain lessens and the wound is clean. Then, treat it with a triple antibiotic ointment or prescription antibiotic treatment and cover ...
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Exercise After Knee Replacement Surgery


The purpose of knee replacement surgery is to help you resume an active life. Of course, you will need to take some time to heal after the procedure — but the best way to stop hurting is to start moving. “If you were in significant pain ...
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Avoid Heatstroke


Whether at work or play, you should always keep a bottle of water close at hand during warm weather. Water will help your body sweat and maintain a normal temperature, which is important for avoiding heatstroke. “Heatstroke occurs when your body temperature reaches 104 degrees or ...
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Detect Birth Defects


Throughout your pregnancy, your doctor may order several tests to detect potential birth defects. “When we know there are problems, we might be able to take steps to prevent them from worsening,” says Grant D. McWilliams, DO, obstetrician and gynecologist at Saint Francis Medical Center. When ...
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Avoid Poison Ivy


If you have spent time outdoors within the past day and suddenly developed red, itchy skin, you may have a poison ivy rash. This type of rash is caused by an oil called urushiol that is found in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ...
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Chlorine Can Damage Skin


Chlorine is a chemical used to kill bacteria in pools. While it helps keep the water clean, it can be hard on skin – especially if you stay in the pool for hours. Excessive chlorine can cause you to develop a red, itchy rash and ...
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Preventive Treatments for Migraines


Humans have suffered from migraines for centuries. Ancient Egyptian and Greek writings show that people experienced flashing lights and debilitating headaches thousands of years ago. A migraine is a repeated headache that often involves nausea and visual problems and becomes worse with activity. For some people, ...
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