Primary Care

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Where Patients Get Prescription Opioids: It’s Not Where You Might Think

Legislatures and hospitals around the country have tightened emergency room prescribing guidelines for opioids to curb the addiction epidemic, but a new USC study shows

How Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Use and Hepatitis C Epidemics

Heroin is worse than other drugs because people inject it sooner, potentially resulting in increased risk of injection-related epidemics such as hepatitis C and HIV,

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6 Tips for Healthy Air Travel

Stay healthy at 35,000 feet with these healthy airplane travel tips.
Cramped airplane rides are no fun – and they aren’t very healthy, either. These tips

  • woman is having her arthritis act up in her leg and has to stop from her jog down the cold street filled with snow to massage her right leg

How to Prevent Arthritis Pain When It’s Cold

As colder weather sets in, try these strategies to reduce the effects of osteoarthritis on your joints.
Winter is coming. And if you suffer from osteoarthritis,

  • older man stressed during holidays

5 Reasons the Holidays Are Bad for Your Heart

There are several explanations as to why December 25 and 26 are the top two days for cardiac deaths. Find out why — and how

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The Dangers of Smoking During the Holiday Season

Spirits are higher and inhibitions are lower during the holidays — but smoking is never a good idea.
There wouldn’t seem to be much appeal on

  • woman excercises and does yoga after breast cancer treatment

6 Tips for Getting Your Groove Back After Breast Cancer Treatment

The physical damage of breast cancer is visible. But it’s the invisible emotional damage that often has a lasting effect. Learn how to regain your

When Should You Start Having Annual Prostate Exams?

Early cancer detection can save lives and cut treatment costs. But when should you start having prostate exams — and do you need to have

Why Visiting The Doctor Should Be on Your Back to School To-Do List

You may be healthy and in the prime of your life. But that doesn’t mean you’re “unbreakable.” Here are five reasons why you need a