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Topic: cold treatment

January 18, 2019

1 in 4 US antibiotics may be inappropriately prescribed

A recent analysis provides more evidence that inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is common in the US. Researchers from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA; and Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, analyzed prescription data on 19.2 million people.

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January 14, 2019

Who knew this about flu? Five hidden benefits of getting your flu shot

Getting the flu vaccine is not only your best shot at beating the virus—it could help in other ways you may never have realized.

With flu season quickly gathering momentum, it’s not too late to get your shot to protect you through the remaining winter months. Last year’s flu season was long and brutal, the worst in 4 decades, with more than 80,000 flu or pneumonia-related deaths nationally.

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November 13, 2018

Help, My Child is Sick! Common Childhood Ailments that Can Be Treated with an Online Healthcare Provider Appointment

As a parent, few things are more troubling than when your child gets sick. Because their immune systems are still developing, children can contract all kinds of illnesses. Fortunately, many of these diseases are common and easily treatable, especially if caught early on.

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