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Pain in the Side of the Neck on Left: When to See a Doctor

Are you experiencing pain in your neck? Particularly on the left side? You are not alone. Severe neck pain on the left side is a common condition. In fact, it ranks as one of the top five pains people complain about to physicians. When this condition occurs, it can lead to endless and sleepless nights. …

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Ear Candling: Risks, Harms, & Safer Alternatives

You may have heard the phrase “fight fire with fire.” But have you heard of removing earwax with wax? That is the theory behind an ancient practice called “ear candling,” also called “ear coning” — a controversial method of reducing wax build-up in the ear canal.  Earwax, also known as cerumen, is a natural waxy, …

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Kids’ Urgent Care: When to Take Your Child to the Doctor

When it comes to children, parents learn to expect the unexpected. Children get sick and hurt all the time – and not always at the most convenient times. Sometimes the child is unwell or injured outside of a pediatrician’s regular business hours, or the doctor’s office can’t fit in a last-minute appointment. Often parents fear …

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ER vs. Urgent Care: Where to Go Based on Your Symptoms

For years, when a fever spikes or someone falls and sprains an ankle, the first thought is to get them to an emergency room. It may be time to expand your thinking. Emergency care at a hospital may not be the fastest and most affordable way to deal with unexpected health inconveniences.  Urgent care centers …

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Anxiety Attacks Vs Panic Attacks: How Do They Differ?

Keep calm and carry on? That is easier said than done these days. Instances of panic and anxiety are not uncommon. In fact, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates more than 40 million people are affected by anxiety disorders.  Feelings of worry, fear, uneasiness, and dread can be paralyzing and may even make …

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Walk your Way to Better Health in 2021

According to the CDC, it is recommended that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity each week. Walking is a great way to get the physical activity needed to obtain health benefits. Walking does not require any special skills. It also does not require a gym membership or expensive equipment. And …

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The Importance of Sun Protection Even in the Winter

We know that many people associate sunscreen with hot, sunny, summer weather. While sunscreen is definitely important during that time of year, it’s equally important during the winter. Even though currently you may be more worried about frostbite and wind chill, if you’re out in the elements while temperatures are freezing, you are at increased …

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