I Think I Have a UTI: Do I Need Antibiotics?
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4d ago
The signs are all there: unusual pelvic pressure, a burning sensation during urination, and strong-smelling urine. You suspect you have a urinary tract infection (UTI). Can you take a “wait-and-see” approach, or do you need antibiotics ..read more
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Tips for Beating Nasal Congestion
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1M ago
While many things can cause a stuffy nose, the average case of nasal congestion is brief and self-resolving. In the meantime, you want quick relief from its relentless irritation. Here are a few ways to beat nasal blockage and breathe easier ..read more
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Myths and Facts About Fevers
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3M ago
A fever — or abnormally high temperature — is the body’s way of fighting off infection and illness. Here, we dispel a few of the most pervasive myths surrounding this healthy immune system response ..read more
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Home Remedies for a Nagging Sore Throat
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4M ago
Most sore throats go away on their own and are nothing to worry about. For as reassuring as that may be, you still want relief when your throat is painfully swollen and red. Here are a few proven ways to soothe a nagging sore throat ..read more
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Is It Too Late to Get My Seasonal Flu Shot?
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5M ago
You meant to get your seasonal flu vaccine back in September as recommended, but life got in the way. Now it’s February, and you’re wondering if it’s too late to get your flu shot. Luckily, it’s not — and here’s why you should still get one ..read more
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Can I Beat My Illness Without Antibiotics?
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6M ago
Antibiotics treat certain illnesses caused by bacterial infection. They can restore your health, prevent serious complications, and even safeguard your life. Find out when they’re necessary — and when they’re not.  ..read more
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When to Seek Care for Your Cough
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7M ago
As one of the most common complaints during cold and flu season, a cough may resolve on its own in a relatively short amount of time — or it may linger and get worse. Here’s when to seek expert care for your cough ..read more
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How do Vaccinations Work?
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9M ago
Have you ever wondered how a vaccine protects you from disease-causing pathogens like bacteria and viruses? Here, we look in-depth at how vaccination boosts normal immune system function to keep you healthy ..read more
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What an X-ray Can Reveal About Your Heart 
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10M ago
If you arrive at our walk-in clinic with chest discomfort, shortness of breath, or leg swelling, we may recommend having a chest X-ray. Here’s what this quick and painless diagnostic imaging test can tell us about your heart.  ..read more
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8 Signs of a Dislocated Shoulder
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11M ago
Your shoulders are the most mobile — and the least stable — joints in your body. As such, they’re more vulnerable to injury, including dislocation. Learn how this painful, joint-deforming injury occurs, and what kind of symptoms it causes.  ..read more
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