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Simple Ways to Manage Digestive Problems

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Simple Ways to Manage Digestive Problems

From embarrassing gas to uncomfortable heartburn, everyone has digestive problems from time to time. The good news is there are some simple solutions for many of your troubles. Learn about what causes your discomfort, how to prevent and manage digestive problems, what questions to ask your pharmacist, and when to see a doctor.

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How Do I Know If I'm Dehydrated?

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How Do I Know If I'm Dehydrated?

Dry mouth, headache, and dizziness may occur.” Sounds like the fine print warnings on a medication bottle, right? But these symptoms can also indicate dehydration. Yikes! Dehydration occurs when the body loses too much fluid and can't adequately replace it. This can happen for a number of reasons, but it's most commonly due to fever (more water evaporates when body temperature goes up), diarrhea, vomiting, or long periods of exercise with excessive sweating (especially in hot or humid climates). When fluid levels get low (no, not like Lil’ John), the body goes on high alert. Read on to find out what signs to look out for, and how to avoid the dry-time blues in the first place.

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Why Not to Go to the ER

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Why Not to Go to the ER

Hi, my name is Dr. P. John Schanen, APRN, FNP-C and I am a certified family nurse practitioner with Sana Vida Wellness Center located in San Antonio, Texas. Like most family nurse practitioners, my goal is to keep my patients healthy and out of emergency rooms, if at all possible. I’ve worked in many ER’s around Texas and many of my friends work in the emergency room. I have the utmost respect for the care ER practitioners and the role they serve in healthcare. I have seen people in emergency rooms with life-or-death conditions such as chest pain and shortness of breath and am grateful we have skilled providers in this area of practice.

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What to do When You Can't Sleep

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What to do When You Can't Sleep

People with insomnia tend to have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep throughout the night, or they wake up too early in the morning. There are ways to help with each of these patterns:


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Subungual Hematoma Symptoms and Signs

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Subungual Hematoma Symptoms and Signs

A subungual hematoma is a collection of blood in the space between the nail bed and fingernail due to direct injury to the fingernail. The pressure generated by this collection of blood under the nail causes intense pain.

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28 Healthy Heart Tips

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28 Healthy Heart Tips

Your heart is the center of your cardiovascular system, and it is vitally responsible for just about everything that gives your body life -- ranging from the transportation of oxygen to the success of your immune system. However, the foods you eat and the amount of activity you choose to take part in can dramatically affect the overall health of your heart and the many other tissues that make up your cardiovascular system.

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Does This Cut Need Stitches?

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Does This Cut Need Stitches?

You’re chopping food for dinner and slice yourself by accident. Or maybe your child gets gashed while playing on gravel. Do you just bandage it up, or do you go get stitches?

Basic scrapes and scratches are easy, but beyond that, you may not be sure what to do about deeper cuts.

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Is My Leg Pain Shin Splints or Something Else?

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Is My Leg Pain Shin Splints or Something Else?

Shin pain and pain in the front of your lower leg can be a troubling problem. It may limit your ability to perform everyday tasks like walking and running. But where is your shin pain coming from? Is the pain in the front of your leg shin splints or sciatica? (Or could it be something else altogether?)

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