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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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Hip Fractures: Another Concern for MS Patients?

Hip Fractures: Another Concern for MS Patients?

For the hundreds of thousands of Americans with multiple sclerosis (MS), life can often be especially difficult. A type of autoimmune disorder, MS can induce a wide range of symptoms, such as limb numbness and weakness, double/blurred vision, tremors, fatigue ...

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Preventing Common Sports Injuries

Preventing Common Sports Injuries

It goes without saying that participating in organized sports is a great way of getting and staying in shape. Unfortunately, such activities also place the body at risk of injury. While there is no way to completely avoid getting hurt ...

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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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How Stem Cells Made Old Mice Young Again

How Stem Cells Made Old Mice Young Again

It’s hard not to be excited by the prospect of stem cell research. With their ability to develop into various tissue and organ cells, researchers believe that stem cells could one day be used to address serious health problems. Furthermore, ...

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Overlooked Reasons for Back Pain

Overlooked Reasons for Back Pain

When back pain flares up, it usually can be blamed on a certain group of culprits. Generally speaking, this problem is often attributed to injuries, poor posture or the presence of chronic conditions known for causing pain, such as osteoarthritis. ...

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The Effects of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

The Effects of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Virtually everyone has to deal with at least some viruses during their lifetime. These microscopic organisms can cause a variety of illnesses, ranging from colds to food poisoning to influenza. Some viruses, however, are less well known and common than ...

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Lack Energy? It Might Be Your Diet

Lack Energy? It Might Be Your Diet

The term “junk food” has long been used to describe items with little to no nutritional value. The reason for this is fairly obvious – a steady diet of foods loaded with saturated fat, sodium and sugar tends to thicken ...

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