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Travelers to South America Beware the Explosively Spreading Zika Virus

Posted on February 3, 2016

If you’re planning to visit South America, you’re being warned to change your plans. The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has just expressed worldwide alarm over the Zika virus, which is rapidly spreading throughout South American countries. In less than a year, more than 20 countries have reported people locally contracting the virus and exhibiting Zika virus symptoms. According to the… Read More

Women Playing with Fire: More Sports Injuries and ACL Tears in Female Athletes

Posted on January 27, 2016

If you think that men suffer more sports injuries, think again. Female athletes are actually more likely to experience many of the most common sports-related injuries. Discover the reasons why women are sporting more sports injuries.The Painful Price of PlayThere are many reasons why women experience more sports injuries than men. While women suffer a variety of sports-related problems, one… Read More

The Medical Mission to Keep Improving Americans’ High Cholesterol Levels

Posted on January 21, 2016

Did you know that one out of every eight American adults currently has high cholesterol? Making matters worse, an even greater number of adults have low levels of HDL cholesterol, which is the good cholesterol that removes the bad cholesterol called LDL cholesterol from the arteries. These were the frightening findings from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s… Read More

Check Out How to Properly Prepare for Your Skin Cancer Check

Posted on January 12, 2016

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, but it’s uncommon for people to regularly check for it. But if it’s detected and treated early, it is the easiest cancer to cure. That’s why everyone should know how to check for skin cancer at home, as well as get regular professional skin cancer screening at a skin cancer clinic… Read More

Sick of High Emergency Room Cost and Wait Times?

Posted on January 6, 2016

Treat Your Family to the Time-Saving and Money-Saving Alternative of Urgent Care Centers When a medical emergency strikes, many people naturally rush to the emergency room in the hope of receiving immediate care. Yet rather than a fast and friendly experience, they're left waiting for hours and paying outrageous prices in uncomfortable, understaffed facilities. Why do people put up with such… Read More

5 Tips for Achieving Your New Year’s Health Resolutions

Posted on December 30, 2015

Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions to improve their health in some way, from losing weight to developing better exercise habits. Unfortunately, more than 80% of these health-related goals go by the wayside within the first few weeks of January. To better your chance of reaching your goals, MD Now offered these proven tips to turn your… Read More

How to Prevent Holiday Stress from Causing Pain and Problems

Posted on December 23, 2015

Every year during the holidays, people start getting stressed about the season’s upcoming events. But just as troubling as the mental stress during the holidays is the physical stress suffered from tending to seasonal chores. This can quickly make a very merry time into a series of injuries and pain. But by taking the proper precautions and being aware of… Read More

Keep Your Holidays Merry and Bright with Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Posted on December 16, 2015

While hanging holiday lights can make your house look good, it can also be bad for your health. Every year during the holidays, doctors see a steady stream of people injured from stringing lights. In fact, an average of 200 people a day get hurt from decorating during this time of year, with about 13,000 people last year going to… Read More

Big News About Little Kids: New Research Shows the Need for a Healthy Lifestyle for Kids

Posted on December 10, 2015

New research about preventing heart disease in children is not for the faint of heart. If you think a healthy diet and exercise are only important for adults, you’ll be surprised to learn that young kids should also have these healthy habits. According to new research, kids as young as three years old should eat a balanced diet and engage… Read More

A Parent’s Field Guide to Sports Injury Prevention for Kids

Posted on December 1, 2015

If your child plays a sport, you need to know how to play it safe with childhood sports injuries. Kids are very competitive and tend to play sports year-round today, which puts them at greater risk for serious sports injuries. That’s why medical experts recommend that parents remain involved in their child’s sports activities to prevent any medical problems. If… Read More

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