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Home Remedies for Burns

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Home Remedies for Burns

Whether you burn your hand on a pan of cookies, spend too much time in the sun, or spill hot coffee on your lap, burns are certainly not pleasant. Unfortunately, burns are one of the most common household injuries.

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Women’s Wellness: 7 tips for back pain relief during pregnancy

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Women’s Wellness: 7 tips for back pain relief during pregnancy

Back pain during pregnancy isn't surprising, but it still deserves attention. You're gaining weight, your center of gravity changes, and your hormones are relaxing the ligaments in the joints of your pelvis. Often, however, you can prevent or ease back pain during pregnancy. Consider seven ways to give pregnancy back pain the boot.

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UTI Prevention

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UTI Prevention

A urinary tract infection (UTI) may not only make you feel miserable, but it can cause serious problems if left untreated. With as many as 60% of women likely to get a UTI some point (and upwards of 15 percent of men), prevention is key to avoiding the persistent and sometimes severe complications of infection. While safer sex and good genital hygiene are central to preventing a UTI, there are other practices that may help if you are prone to recurrent infection.

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When to Seek Treatment for Toenail Trauma

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When to Seek Treatment for Toenail Trauma

If you stub your toe or drop something heavy on your feet, you may develop a subungual hematoma, which is blood trapped beneath the toenail. This gives the toenail a red, black, or purple discoloration. It is often called black toenail for that reason.

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Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

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Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

Most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care.


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Is My Toe Infected?

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Is My Toe Infected?

Your toe is red, swollen, and sore. Could it be infected?

Toe infections are common -- especially in people with diabetes or a weakened immune system. Knowing what caused your infection can help you figure out whether you can treat it yourself, or you need to call a doctor.

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