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HAVE MY PILLS REALLY EXPIRED?

Don’t throw those pills away too soon, in most cases. The drug expiration on a drug means the manufacturer guarantees its potency until that date. This date is required to be stamped on the bottle, due to a law created...

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Why are doctors always late?

Confessions From The Exam Room You arrive to your doctor’s office on time – maybe even five minutes early – insurance card and co-payment in hand. Yet despite your penchant for punctuality, you’re left languishing for what seems to be...

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Knowing When Antibiotics Are The Correct Antidote

For nearly a century, bacteria-fighting drugs known as antibiotics have helped to control and destroy many of the harmful bacteria that can make us sick. But in recent decades, antibiotics have been losing their punch against some types of bacteria....

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The upside of staying active

We’ve all heard that exercise is good for you. Did you know that it’s as true for older people as it is for any age group? You’re never too old to get moving, get stronger and improve your health. Fitting...

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WHEN DO YOU YOU NEED AN ANTIBIOTIC FOR A SINUS INFECTION?

ANSWER: NOT VERY OFTEN The CDC has published guidelines as to when antibiotics are needed for a sinus infection (sinusitis). Here are the bullet points: Most episodes of sinusitis are due to viral infections.  Symptoms may include nasal congestion, discolored...

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