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  • Chronic Pain

    Chronic pain is pain that doesn’t go away, lasting months or even years. It can interfere with daily activities and…

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  • Antihistamines: Understanding Your OTC Options

    Antihistamine medications help relieve or prevent allergy symptoms. Learn more about first-generation and second-generation antihistamines.

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  • Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition. It causes a rash that is raised with red marks and flaky white…

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  • Poison Ivy

    Poison ivy is a common toxic plant, found in most parts of the United States. Its main symptom is a…

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  • Gout

    Gout is a common type of arthritis that causes swelling and pain in your big toe and other joints. Learn…

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  • Echinacea: What Should I Know About It?

    Echinacea is a flowering plant also called coneflower. It is a popular herbal remedy used to prevent or treat symptoms…

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  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland. It usually is caused by an infection and can be treated with…

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  • Common Newborn Rashes and Birthmarks

    Rashes and birthmarks are very common in newborns. Most are harmless and will go away without treatment.

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  • H1N1 Influenza

    H1N1 influenza (swine flu) is an infection caused by a virus. Lower your risk by getting the flu vaccine and…

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  • International Travel: Tips for Staying Healthy

    International travel has its share of health and safety challenges. Talk to your doctor about the area you are visiting…

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  • Bloating

    Bloating is pain, discomfort, and fullness that occurs in your abdomen (stomach). Bloating can be temporary or severe, depending on…

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  • Flu Myths

    A lot of flu myths exist. Learn the facts about the flu and flu vaccine, such as how it differs…

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  • Pleurisy (Pleuritis)

    Pleurisy is a condition marked by chest pain and inflammation. It occurs in the tissue that lines your chest and…

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  • Is It a Cold or the Flu?

    Compare a list of symptoms and find out if you need to see your doctor.

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