Decoding the Symptoms: Common Colds vs. Allergies

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Decoding the Symptoms: Common Colds vs. Allergies It’s that time of the year again. Pollen levels around the country are rapidly increasing at the same time that some of my patients are catching cold viruses at the tail-end of winter. How can you tell if your runny nose and watery eyes are a result of […]

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Decoding the Symptoms: Influenza

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Decoding the Symptoms: Influenza What causes the flu? Every year, 5 to 20% of Americans become sick with the flu. This illness is caused by a highly contagious family of influenza (“flu”) viruses that live in human respiratory droplets and are transmitted from person to person through the air and on surfaces that have been […]

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Safely Treating the 5 Most Common Infant Ailments

By: Private: Cyril Sahyoun, M.D.

Safely Treating the 5 Most Common Infant Ailments Cyril Sahyoun, M.D. The first time your baby gets an ear infection or catches a cold, you may feel scared or anxious. But it’s very common for your child to experience one or several of these ailments within their first year. Fortunately, not all infant illnesses mean […]

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Acetaminophen Safety For The Whole Family

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Acetaminophen Safety For The Whole Family Val Jones, M.D. What is acetaminophen and how does it work? Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer that is an active ingredient in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx) medicines, including not only pain relievers and fever reducers but also medicines for cough, cold, allergy and sleep […]

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Tips for Taking Dietary Supplements

By: Private: Nicole Ferring Holovach, M.S., R.D.

Tips for Taking Dietary Supplements Be honest – when was the last time you ate your suggested five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day? Despite your best efforts to eat a balanced diet, you may be falling short of the recommended daily amount of certain nutrients. Many people turn to dietary supplements […]

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Heart Health and OTC Medicine

By: Private: James Beckerman, M.D.

Heart Health and OTC Medicine If you suffer from hypertension, you’re not alone: One in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, a health concern that increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. If your doctor diagnoses you with high blood pressure, you’ll need to make several changes to your daily […]

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Common Questions Parents Ask About OTC Medicines and Kids

By: Private: Stacy Styer M.D.

Common Questions Parents Ask About OTC Medicines and Kids Stacy Styer M.D. You’ve probably heard that babies and children must be treated with special care when it comes to giving them medicines. But as a concerned parent, you want to do everything you can to soothe your child when he or she is sick. What […]

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How To Choose The Best Over-The-Counter Pain Medicine

By: Val Jones, M.D.

How To Choose The Best Over-The-Counter Pain Medicine Pain is one of the most challenging symptoms to treat. It can be caused by many different things such as heat, cold, pressure, traction, inflammation, and nerve damage. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicines offer a wide variety of treatment options for the various types of pain. It’s important […]

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Best Over-the-Counter Solutions to Your Digestive Problem

By: Private: Christopher Watters, M.D.

Best Over-the-Counter Solutions to Your Digestive Problem You know the signs all too well. Your stomach starts gurgling, your chest starts burning, you start cramping—and you begin your frantic search for the bathroom. Digestive problems can be embarrassing, and not something people want to talk about openly—even with their doctor. But as I tell my […]

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