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The standard prescription for flu is to stay home and rest, drink plenty of fluids, and keep pain and fever under control with over-the-counter drugs like acetaminophen.But this flu season has been a … more
The roar of a jet plane, the rumble of a big rig, that shrill scream from the siren of a speeding emergency vehicle:The common but loud noises that keep you awake at night and agitate you throughout … more
Q: I recently read about a sugar additive being linked to the rise of a killer bug. What is this additive, how do I avoid it, and how serious is the threat?A: Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is a … more
Did you know this week was Cardiac Rehabilitation Week?Each year, over 720,000 Americans will suffer a heart attack - and over a quarter of those patients will have a second heart attack. The … more
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon's Legislature took a step Tuesday toward enshrining the right to health care in the state Constitution, a move that would be unprecedented in the United States but raises … more
Free food resources available during school vacationsThe Hunger Council of the Windham Region is committed to making sure that all children have the tools they need to succeed, including good … more
TRENTON, N.J. — Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised … more
What is the difference between a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest? One of the biggest differences is time. A person having a heart attack may have time to get help. One out of four deaths in … more
Most people think of hot summer weather when they think about dehydration. However, dehydration can occur even during the coldest months. Drinking enough water when taking part in cold outdoor … more
I love the changing seasons and all the fun one can have in the snow, but it is no fun sitting at home with a cold. Most Americans catch two to four colds per year (children slightly more), but there … more
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