Nov 24, 2013

Urinary Tract Infections 101

The urinary tract is the body’s drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. It includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when a bacteria infects any part of the urinary tract. Urinary Tract Infection Risks & Symptoms Women have a higher risk of… Read more »

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Nov 21, 2013
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Do I Need a Dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in treating the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes (e.g., lining inside the mouth, nose, and eyelids). Dermatologists treat all kinds of skin diseases and dermatologic conditions, including, but not limited to: Acne: A skin condition that causes pimples, including whiteheads, blackheads, and red,… Read more »

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Nov 20, 2013
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Butt Out: Essential Reasons to Quit Smoking

Despite dire health warnings, one out of five Americans still smokes. If you’re one of them, here are some new reasons to crush that butt. Before you light up your next cigarette, consider this: With every puff, you’re inhaling more than 7,000 chemicals! Hundreds of them are poisonous, and about… Read more »

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