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Can You Prevent Strep Throat?

Winter is coming — and so is the painful infection known as strep throat. Here’s what you can do about it.

Strep throat is not like

Voice Hoarse? Follow These Tips From an Otolaryngologist

Here are the best ways to get your voice back to normal once it goes hoarse.
Losing your voice is always an inconvenience, but especially so

Can Q-Tips Cause Permanent Ear Damage?

Whenever your ears feel stuffed or clogged, it feels like second nature to reach for a cotton swab.
Like an errant hangnail or a song that’s

Having Headaches for No Reason? Get Checked for Meningioma

Meningioma symptoms develop slowly but account for one-third of all brain tumors.
Slow-growing tumors called meningioma can be hard to detect because of their subtlety. They

The Most Common Snowboarding and Skiing Injuries — and How to Prevent Them

Here’s how to stay safe and make it home in one happy, healthy piece after hitting the slopes this winter.
First the good news: Serious skiing

What Is a Slipped Disc?

Though it sounds like it results in a painful backache, some people can have a slipped disc without even knowing it. Read on to learn

Is There a Better Way to Treat Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroid embolization is a minimally invasive procedure that is a new alternative to surgery — but is it right for you?
Uterine fibroids are extremely

Myth or Fact: The Spine Is Easily Injured

Designed to bend and twist with every movement, it’s easy to take the spine for granted.
The spine is, literally, the backbone of your body. Besides

When Is Back Pain More Than Just an Annoyance?

Do you have back pain when you sit or stand up? There is a crucial moment when it becomes more than just a pain in