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‘Tis the Season for Seasonal Allergies

Posted on October 28, 2015

Seasonal allergies are nothing to sneeze at. The sneezing, wheezing, watery eyes, headaches, and rashes of seasonal allergies cause distress and discomfort for millions of sufferers. If you’re one of the many affected by allergies, you may rely on over-the-counter medications to ease your symptoms and suffering. But today, more and more people are finding the same sort of relief… Read More

CDC Delivers Distressing News About Drinking Alcohol and Pregnancy

Posted on October 22, 2015

A significant number of pregnant women are playing with the health of their child by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. According to recent research on alcohol and pregnancy from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 18.6% of pregnant women aged 35–44 are likely to be drinking while pregnant. And one-third of women who drink during pregnancy engage in binge… Read More

Don’t Close Your Eyes to the Best Sleeping Position for Your Brain

Posted on October 15, 2015

If you sleep on your side, you can put your mind at rest about protecting the health of your brain. According to recent research, side sleeping enhances your brain’s ability to eliminate the built-up waste that can lead to neurological diseases. While MD Now is well known for quality medical care, our experts are just as concerned with your quality… Read More

New Therapy Tends to the Pain of the Strain of Tendonitis

Posted on October 7, 2015
Symptoms of a strain usually include pain, swelling, muscle spasm, and difficulty moving the affected muscle.

If you’ve ever strained yourself after heavy lifting, intensive sports, or a sudden accident, you may have injured your tendon and experienced tendonitis. Most tendon injuries occur near the joints, especially the wrist, knee, shoulder, and elbow. This leads to inflammation of the tendon, which is a condition called tendonitis. These injuries are surprisingly common, with 30% to 50% due… Read More

A Healthy Look at the Flu Prevention of the Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine

Posted on September 30, 2015

Flu season is in the air and millions of people will deal with the distress of influenza. In 2015, there is a new-and-improved version of the flu vaccine called the quadrivalent influenza vaccine that’s designed to be better than ever. To show people that they can’t afford to be sick, but they can afford to stay healthy, MD Now is… Read More

4 Vital Vaccines for Teens, Including a New Meningitis Treatment

Posted on September 17, 2015

Fall finds teens heading back to their high schools and colleges. And you may be surprised to find that there are four important vaccines that all teens should get today. Two may be familiar to you, but two are brand new, with all four providing the health protection that teenagers truly need. Since many pediatricians tend to focus on childhood… Read More

Get a Helping Hand with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted on September 10, 2015

Are you grasping for a reason for the tingling, pain, or numbness in your hand or wrist? All signs point to carpal tunnel syndrome. The nerves and tendons in the wrist pass through a very narrow area known as the carpal tunnel. A major nerve called the median nerve winds through this tiny space. When this nerve gets constricted, it… Read More

Take the Bite Out of Flea Bites

Posted on August 31, 2015

Are flea bites bugging you? Fleas are tiny parasites that can be irritating in many ways. Their presence can be an annoyance, while their bites can inflame the skin of both people and their pets. It’s vital to know how to handle these bites and prevent future problems. To keep flea bites from plaguing you and your pets, MD Now… Read More

Why Travel Vaccines Are The Ticket To Healthy Travel

Posted on August 21, 2015

World travel should be a rewarding adventure, but it can also be a risky venture if you don’t protect your health. Diseases exist all over the world and visiting certain countries can put you at serious risk for them. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), even some domestic travel can leave you exposed to infectious diseases … Read More

You’ll Love That There’s a Link Between Chocolate and Heart Health

Posted on August 14, 2015

Chocolate not only tastes good, but it’s also good for your health. A new British study found that regular consumers of chocolate had an 11% lower risk of heart attacks and strokes, along with a 25% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease than people who didn’t eat chocolate. And the people who ate the most chocolate had even better… Read More

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