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Summer Cold Or Seasonal Allergies? 3 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Symptoms

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In the middle of summer, you may start feeling run down while suffering from a stuffy nose. However, you may be uncertain about whether your symptoms are caused by a summer cold or seasonal allergies. Since there are some similarities between the two conditions, ask yourself the following questions about your symptoms to determine which one you may have. When Did Your Symptoms Start? The first thing you should ask yourself is about the timeframe when your symptoms started.…

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Three Levels Of Medical Care

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There are several different levels of medical care that you can take advantage of. They each have their own appropriate times to be used, and it’s important to know when you should use each kind of medical care.  Primary Care Physician Primary care physicians are who you see for your regular health care. You go see them for things like physicals and routine medical issues. For example, if you have diabetes, you may go see your doctor every few months so that they can keep track of your bloodwork and check your overall health.…

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What Are The Different Types Of Generalized Seizures?

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Generalized seizures occur when there are abnormal bursts of energy going on in the brain. These seizures may occur to those who have suffered from head trauma, a brain infection such as meningitis or have been diagnosed with epilepsy, autism, Alzheimer’s disease or other neurological conditions. These are the different types of generalized seizures and some of the symptoms of each. Grand-Mal Seizures  The most common type of generalized seizure is the Grand-mal seizure.…

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Tips For Taking Your Todder To The Pediatrician

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If you have to take your toddler to the pediatric doctor, then you want to make sure you take steps to make the visit go as smoothly as possible. Toddlers can be a real handful, and this can leave you feeling worn out and on your last nerve by the time you even get called back to a room. Then, once you are in a room, things can get even worse since there is generally even less for your little one to do there.…

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Cancer Treatment 101: 3 Helpful Tips To Help You Prepare For Unpleasant Side Effects

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Hearing the words “You have cancer,” is certainly scary. Luckily, there is a variety of treatment options. The three most common treatments for cancer are: chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. Depending on the type of cancer you have, you may undergo one or all of these treatments. After each of your treatment sessions, you may feel tired or ill. Fortunately, you can combat these symptoms by preparing for your recovery with these three helpful tips:…

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3 Things You Need To Know About Getting The Most Out Of Physical Therapy

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Getting physical therapy is an important part of healing properly. Many people are injured or have a surgery and think that they will just heal and bounce back without any additional work. In some rare cases, this is the truth, but for most people, getting physical therapy is the best way to heal faster and protect your body. Here are some things that you need to know about physical therapy.…

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Intrauterine Insemination For Lesbian Couples? 4 Reasons Why A Known Donor Is A Bad Idea

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While it has a lower success rate than IVF (in-vitro fertilization), intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the least expensive and most natural way for a lesbian couple to get pregnant. Therefore, it’s also the most popular. The process is quite simple and involves placing sperm in the uterus during the optimal time for conception. The method has a 20 percent success rate. However, the sperm has to come from somewhere. Many couples decide to get sperm from a sperm bank while others think it is better or more special to get sperm from someone they know.…

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Feel Free To Vent: 3 Topics Your Pregnancy Counselor Can Help You With

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If you have recently discovered that you are expecting a new baby, you likely have a lot on your mind. In addition to setting up that nursery and arranging maternity leave from your job, you might also be concerned about parenting in general, coping with the cost of childbirth, or getting the help you need from your significant other. Fortunately, there is always someone available to listen: a pregnancy counselor. Here are three topics your pregnancy counselor would be more than happy to talk about with you, and how voicing your frustrations could help you to get the help you need.…

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3 Common Side Effects Of Chemotherapy And How To Manage Them

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Chemotherapy (chemo for short) is a type of cancer treatment involving the administration of drugs, which are injected or taken orally, either in pill or liquid form. This form of therapy is targeted to stop the growth of cancer cells or slow down its progression. The most common side effects of chemo are digestive upset (including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea), hair loss, and fatigue. If your oncologist has recommend chemotherapy to treat your cancer, he or she may may also recommend ways to avoid any unpleasant side effects during your treatment.…

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Dealing with Radiation Dermatitis During Radiation Therapy

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Radiation therapy can save your life if you have cancer. Whether used alone or in conjunction with chemotherapy or surgery, radiation therapy can shrink your cancer and add months or years to your life. While you know the importance of keeping up with your appointments, you also know that the treatment can cause a lot of discomfort while it’s doing its job. One common ailment caused by radiation is a skin condition called radiation dermatitis.…

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