Articles

Don’t Scratch that Mosquito Bite!

Anyone from the South knows that with our hot summer months come loads of mosquitoes and dreaded mosquito bites.

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Do You Have the Blues? You Could Have Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a condition in which a person feels depressed at a certain time each year, mainly in the fall and winter. Find out the symptoms and...

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New Restrictions for Hydrocodone Prescriptions

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency recently published a rule that places a more-restrictive classification on hydrocodone combination products, or HCPs. These products are now being reclassified from the more-permissive...

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An Icy Outpouring of Support for ALS

The recent ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge trend on social media has raised significant awareness for a disease known as ALS. But how many people actually know what ALS is –...

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7 Easy Steps to Ideal Heart Health

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States?

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How Can I Tell the Difference Between Braxton Hicks Contractions and True Labor?

Dr. Al Robichaux shares information about the difference between sporadic "false labor" contractions called Braxton Hicks and the onset of "true labor."

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Elbow Ligament Reconstruction: The “Tommy John Surgery”

The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is one of the main stabilizing ligaments in the elbow and is involved especially with overhead activities such as throwing and pitching. When this ligament...

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Symptom Awareness Brings Early Detection of Asbestos Cancer

There is no early, widely accepted screening test for malignant pleural mesothelioma, the rare and aggressive cancer caused primarily by exposure to asbestos. But, an awareness of symptoms that often...

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