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Gauging the Risks Electromagnetic Radiation

Gauging the Risks Electromagnetic Radiation

While you may not be familiar with the term “electromagnetic radiation,” you can rest assured that you probably encounter it many times throughout the day ‒ this type of energy can be found in both your home and office, and ...

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Overcoming Social Anxiety

Overcoming Social Anxiety

Do you occasionally feel shy or nervous in social environments? Research suggests that you are not alone: A 2011 study by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that over 12 percent of “somewhat or very” shy teens met ...

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The Benefits and Disadvantages of Robotic Surgery

The Benefits and Disadvantages of Robotic Surgery

The practice of surgery has certainly progressed over the last several decades. In fact, today many patients undergo operations with robotic technology. At first glance, it might seem as if such tools would make surgery more efficient and effective. But ...

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Measles Outbreaks and Infant Vaccinations

Measles Outbreaks and Infant Vaccinations

For many people, measles is a thing of the past, something that was essentially taken care of many years ago. To be sure, in modern time measles diagnoses are few and far between. Unfortunately, some people still contract this disease. ...

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Keeping Tabs on the Flu

Keeping Tabs on the Flu

While flu season is a fact of life, the severity of a given flu season can vary significantly. Consider that at the end of 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 849 flu cases from September 30th ...

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Taking the Wrong Medicine for Flu

Taking the Wrong Medicine for Flu

Antibiotics have been hailed by many as a sort of wonderdrug, as they have successfully been used to fend off many types of harmful bacteria. These medicines can’t do everything, however, and are not a viable treatment method against viruses. ...

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Is It Necessary to Double-Check Strep Tests?

Is It Necessary to Double-Check Strep Tests?

Sore throats are a common ailment in the United States, and they often indicate that a person has suffered a strep throat infection. Fortunately, testing for sore throat is a quick and rather painless process. To make certain that the ...

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Staph Infections, MRSA and Human Health

Staph Infections, MRSA and Human Health

While most people view bacterial infections as a nuisance, it is generally assumed that antibiotics can take care of most harmful bacteria. To be sure, antibiotics have saved numerous lives in the since their creation in the mid-20th century, and ...

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Detecting Concussion Risk – With a Mouth Guard

Detecting Concussion Risk – With a Mouth Guard

Mouth guards are a common sight in contact sports, such as football and hockey. The importance of this piece of equipment is fairly obvious – the Massachusetts Dental Society estimates that athletes who fail to wear mouth guards are sixty ...

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