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Natural Remedies Doctors Use

by Kimberly Hays April 26th, 2016 | Common Conditions
It appears that the flu season is gone, but now we deal with the colds and allergies that come with spring. If your nose is stuffed up, or if you can’t get any rest because you cough all night long, you don’t need to grab prescription pills for relief. There are many natural cold remedies that doctors say will ease your symptoms right away. You can find these remedies in your local grocery or health food store to keep on hand when you catch a cold, or even for when you feel you are coming down with a cold
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Is it a Summer Cold or Allergies?

by Kimberly Hays June 25th, 2015 | Common Conditions
With the temperatures sweltering above 80 degrees, having a runny nose and sneezing is just plain miserable. It can ruin outdoor plans and even a vacation. Though you may think you have picked up a cold virus, it could actually be something else – allergies. Though it is believed that seasonal allergies hit in the spring and autumn, allergies are common in summer too, and some people can suffer from allergies all year long. Most summer allergies are caused by mold. When the weather is hot, the spores take to the air, so mold spores are everywhere. There are
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The Health Benefits of Alcohol

by Editorial Team March 3rd, 2015 | Common Conditions
Alcohol has existed in one form or another for approximately 10,000 years. In these modern times, it is mostly associated with addiction, disease, and even death. There are studies linking alcohol consumption with an increased risk of certain types of cancer, including breast cancer. With approximately 88,000 fatalities per year, alcohol is one of the leading causes of preventable death among adults in the United States. (1)

However, alcohol hasn’t always had the reputation for being dangerous. In fact, alcohol has had several medicinal uses over the centuries and, even today, there are recognized and well-documented health benefits to using
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The Flu is Still Going Strong

by Kimberly Hays April 2nd, 2013 | Common Conditions
With it now officially spring, we expect the flu bugs to die, so we can put the cough medicines, fever reducers, and Kleenex away. Usually, this is what happens when spring arrives, but we are not out of the woods just yet. Where the country still has snow and freezing temperatures, doctors' offices are still seeing flu cases, extreme colds, and other respiratory illnesses.

Even though flu season normally runs through many states through March, most states that usually warm up in March are seeing the flu virus holding on because of the colder temperatures. Experts say that it is
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Worst Flu Season in Years?

by Kimberly Hays January 8th, 2013 | Common Conditions
In 2009, the H1N1 flu, also called Swine Flu, killed 5% of the people who contracted it. The hospitals were full of patients requiring medical attention for the flu, and they even had to set up extra rooms to handle the large numbers of people seeking treatment. This had been the second influenza pandemic ever, with the first being in 1918. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that this year is expected to be the worst since 2009.

We have had relatively mild flu seasons since the 2009 pandemic, and because of this, many people are
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