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Making the indoors safer for allergy sufferers

Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites — microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin — is just plain gross, it’s something most people can handle without worry.

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Varied approaches to chronic pain may help sufferers

By Savitha Tudi Chronic pain, defined as pain that lasts for more than three months, can manifest itself in many ways. And its cause can be as diverse as the population itself. There are a number of common approaches to treating chronic pain and helping those suffering from it to overcome a constant presence. I […]

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Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs

Being licensed and likable doesn’t necessarily mean a doctor is up to date on best practices. But consumers aren’t sure how to uncover much more.

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Medications, medical conditions, and cataracts?

By Santiago Villazon A cataract is the clouding of the crystalline lens in one’s eye. It can occur in one or both eyes. Symptoms include blurring of the vision, increasing glare/halos while driving at night, changes in color perception and increasing difficulty reading (even with glasses). Often they develop slowly over years — and at […]

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A flu shot should be on to-do’s list

By David Rideout The weather is a bit cooler, and we are spending more time indoors. The cold and flu season is not far off. The Centers for Disease Control recommends everyone 6 months and older have a yearly flu shot. The virus that causes the flu causes respiratory symptoms that can be moderate to […]

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Tips for choosing a doctor

Referrals from another physician or family and friends are a first step in choosing a doctor, but specialists advise doing some research to finalize your choice. Some tips: •The insured typically look in-network. Some insurers are starting to score their providers on certain quality and cost measures. Ask what your plan’s listing means. •Check if […]

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