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    • JULY 17, 2018
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    Surprising Effects of Using Technology!

    You’ve mastered the art of texting, emailing, and web surfing on your smartphone and computer. But along with that digital prowess, you’ve picked up an unexpected side effect. “We get a number of patients who develop injuries from these activities,” says Dr. Tamara Rozental, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist, and elbow disorders

    • JULY 9, 2018
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    Remember To Take Care Of Your Ears!!

    When you plan your next series of maintenance health tests, don’t forget your ears. An ear and hearing exam is not something that needs to be done every year, but you should be aware of changes that could signal serious problems. “At the very least, a baseline evaluation can help, so you can monitor changes

    • JULY 2, 2018
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    Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Antibiotics?

    Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking antibiotics? A. With some antibiotics, the answer is a definite no. With most, however, the answer may be a cautious yes. Concerns about alcohol and antibiotics may have their roots in the rubber industry of the 1880s. Around this time, manufacturers began using a chemical known as disulfiram

    • JUNE 25, 2018
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    Ohio Authorities Declare Statewide Hepatitis A Outbreak

    Ohio is the latest state to declare a hepatitis A outbreak, following several other states that have experienced such outbreaks in the last two years. The best way to prevent the disease is through good hygiene and vaccination. Ohio Statewide Outbreak Declared Authorities in Ohio have officially declared a statewide hepatitis A outbreak following the

    • JUNE 18, 2018
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    Music and heart health POSTED JUNE 07, 2018, 10:30 AM Julie Corliss Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter What’s your “cheer up” song? That question popped up on a recent text thread among a few of my longtime friends. It spurred a list of songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s, back when we were in high school

    • JUNE 11, 2018
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    Treatments For Post-Nasal Drip

    You thought it would never end: that tickle in the back of your throat that made you cough or have to clear your throat. It’s been going on for months. And now you know why: post-nasal drip. It’s a common diagnosis. It can happen for a number of reasons: allergies, viral infections (including the common

    • MAY 30, 2018
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    Is Stress Making Your Allergies Worse?

    Try stress reduction to improve your quality of life and potentially relieve allergy symptoms. Published: March, 2018 Spring allergies are a stressful business. Coping with watery eyes, a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, or a sore throat affects how you get through each day. “The primary consequence is a reduced quality of life. This naturally can

    • MAY 23, 2018
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    Knuckle cracking: Annoying and harmful, or just annoying?

    Knuckle cracking is a common behavior enjoyed by many. It can become a habit or a way to deal with nervous energy; some describe it as a way to “release tension.” For some, it’s simply an annoying thing that other people do. If you’ve ever wondered why stretching the fingers in certain ways causes that

    • MAY 15, 2018
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    4 Other Ways To Protect Against Skin Cancer

    Emily S. Ruiz, MD, MPH Contributor It’s almost May and here in the Northeast, front-of-the-pharmacy aisles are filled with myriad brands and types of sunscreen. While sunscreen is essential to lowering your risk for skin cancer, there are other simple, over-the-counter options you can incorporate into your summer skin protection routine. Nicotinamide may help prevent

    • MAY 11, 2018
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    What Is Tick-induced Mammalian Meat Allergy?

    If you’ve never heard of tick-induced mammalian meat allergy, you’re not alone. That’s because it’s a relatively new phenomenon — the first reported case happened in 2007. Since the disease is so new, there’s still a lot to learn about it. So far, scientists know that people who have been bitten by a tick in