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Common Questions About the Common Cold

The average adult can have 2 to 3 colds per year, but is there anything you can do to make the common cold a less...
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5 Ways to Protect Yourself From the Flu and Other Respiratory Illnesses

It’s more important than ever to take steps to reduce your risk for respiratory illnesses like the flu, colds a...
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How Long Does the Flu Last and Other Flu FAQs

Find out the truth about some common myths and misconceptions about influenza. If you feel like you’re coming d...
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Common Questions About the Common Cold

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5 Ways to Protect Yourself From the Flu and Other Respiratory Illnesses

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How Long Does the Flu Last and Other Flu FAQs

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Is It the Stomach Flu or Food Poisoning?

Is your stomach pain from food poisoning or the stomach flu? It can be hard to tell, since both conditions share ...
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Illnesses You Can Pick Up at the Beach

You know to watch out for stingrays and sharks, but do you know about the bacteria and viruses you might encounte...
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Why Do Lonely People Die Younger?

It’s a scientific fact that points to a definite mind-body connection. Loneliness has become a public health ep...
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The Pros and Cons of Antibiotics

When it comes to antibiotics, can too much of a good thing be harmful? Antibiotics are powerful drugs that help o...
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What Does Heavy Drinking Do to Your Body?

You may have heard alcohol has some health benefits, but you should read this before you pick up your next drink....
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Does Emergency Contraception Increase the Risk of Cancer?

Emergency contraception is available over-the-counter and is used by thousands of women each year. But does takin...
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Everything You Need to Know About Blood Pressure

What does it mean to have a high or low blood pressure? How does your blood pressure impact your overall health? ...
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Thyroid Problems: Fluctuating Weight, Hair Loss and More

A small, butterfly-shaped gland tucked right underneath your Adam’s apple can have a huge impact on your health...
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