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How Doctors Can Treat an Inflamed Appendix Without Surgery

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About 7 percent of the U.S. population eventually develops an inflamed appendix and requires surgery. A new study provides evidence that the use of antibiotics may be an option for some patients.


6 Intimate Health Facts That Every Man Should Know

6 Intimate Health Facts That Every Man Should Know

Tags: erectile dysfunction, health screenings, incontinence, kidney stones, medications, prescriptions, prostate cancer, STDs, testicular cancer, vasectomy, vasectomy reversal

Let's face it, men: It's tough keeping on top of all the health and medical advice out there. We've put together a list of timeless tips that can help keep you on top of your health game.


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8 Possible Causes for That Metallic Taste in Your Mouth

Tags: cancer treatments, chemotherapy, dementia, diabetes, kidney cancer, liver disease, oral health, pregnancy, Prescription Drugs, prescriptions, radiation, vitamins and supplements

Does your mouth have the taste of old pennies? The condition is more common than you might think. Find out what might be giving your mouth a metallic taste.


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Dangers of Opioid Pain Relievers: What You Need to Know

Tags: addiction, chronic pain, medications, opiods and opiates, pain medication, Prescription Drugs, prescriptions, substance abuse

We hear a lot about opioid pain medications in the news these days. That's because over the past two decades there has been widespread abuse of this class of drugs. Learn more about these powerful medications and some of the shocking usage statistics.


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4 Natural, Drug-Free Ways to Fight Your Migraine Headaches

Tags: aspirin, Headaches, migraine headaches, migraines, prescriptions, stress

Making changes to your diet, managing stress and taking supplements can prevent migraines and reduce their severity. Learn what you can do to help yourself without a prescription.


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Opiates Kill More People Than Car Accidents (Video)

Tags: addiction, drug safety, drugs, medications, opioids, pain medication, prescriptions

Opiates are the major cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. Accidental overdoses from opiates, including codeine, morphine and heroin, kill more people than automobile and other motor vehicle accidents.


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4 Reasons You Should Go Digital for Health Records

Tags: e-prescribing, electronic health records, Electronic Medical Records, Future of Healthcare, prescriptions

If you’ve noticed your doctors using tablets in the exam room, don’t fret — they’re not playing games or watching Netflix. They’re using electronic health records, and you get the benefits.


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Do You Trust Your Doctor’s Prescriptions?

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When it comes to doctors’ relationships with pharmaceutical companies, Americans are skeptical. Here’s why transparency and safeguards matter.


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Chinese Herbs Can Be Good Medicine for You

Tags: herbal therapy, herbs and spices, prescriptions

Centuries-old therapy with Chinese herbs can correct body imbalances. Check with your doctor before starting herbal therapy to improve cold or flu symptoms, energy, digestion, sleep, menopausal symptoms or fertility.


Antibiotic prescriptions for kids are decreasing due to concerns about overuse.

Fewer Kids Being Prescribed Antibiotics

Tags: antibiotics, child safety, grwoing pains of parenting, prescriptions

The over-prescribing of antibiotics for kids has been a worry for both parents and doctors because of the drugs’ side effects and a possible buildup of resistance to them. But a new study shows fewer kids are getting them.