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  • Children’s Medicine Safety

    Children’s Medicine Safety

    Anyone can make mistakes taking medication, but kids are especially vulnerable. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, half of all kids don’t

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  • Bone, Muscle, and Joint Trauma

    Bone, Muscle, and Joint Trauma

    What should I do if my child breaks a bone or dislocates a joint? A broken bone or dislocated joint is a serious

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  • Mumps FAQ

    Mumps FAQ

    Call for advice if you suspect your child has mumps. Doctors are required to report even mild cases of mumps to the public health department to help control the spread of this serious disease.

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  • Diabetes, Men, and Sex

    Diabetes, Men, and Sex

    Diabetes doesn’t have to be a deathblow to your sex life. You can protect your sexual functioning by keeping your diabetes under control.

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  • Malaria

    Malaria

    Anopheles mosquitoes feed on blood. Depending on the region, they may feed exclusively on human blood, or they may include other animals in the mix. If a carrier mosquito bites a person, the parasite can enter the bloodstream. Mosquitoes can also pick up the parasite by biting infected humans, allowing the disease to spread from person to person.

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  • Depression and Exercise

    Depression and Exercise

    Can exercise really fight depression? A gym membership and a new pair of walking shoes aren’t magic bullets against depression, but there’s no

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  • Mad Cow Disease

    Mad Cow Disease

    What is this illness called ‘mad cow’ disease? The illness got its name because cows afflicted with it stumble around as if they’ve

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  • Macrobiotics

    Macrobiotics

    In the standard macrobiotic diet, just over half your calories should come from whole grains, up to 25 percent from vegetables, and the rest from beans, seaweed, soy, and a small amount of fish.

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  • Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea)

    Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea)

    What are menstrual cramps? For decades, the medical establishment thought of menstrual cramps as an ailment that was minor at best. Doctors tended

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  • Macular Degeneration

    Macular Degeneration

    What is macular degeneration? Most people have heard about glaucoma and cataracts, but there’s another eye disease that senior citizens should know about,

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