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Shortness Of Breath After Drinking Alcohol – Causes & Treatment

Going out and enjoying alcohol is one of life’s great pleasures. Unfortunately, it comes with some nasty consequences.  Most people are aware that alcohol causes cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver. However, fewer people understand the link between alcohol consumption and lung health.  This post explores the link between alcohol consumption and breathing. We explain what… Continue reading Shortness Of Breath After Drinking Alcohol – Causes & Treatment

Jessica Guht Sep. 13, 2022

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Is Ginger Good For a Sore Throat?

Ginger is a tasty herb that improves the flavor of many dishes. For thousands of years, people have used it to fight ailments, from headaches to stomach cramps.  This post explores whether patients can use it for sore throats, too. Can this humble root, available in every store, provide meaningful relief? Let’s find out.  Does… Continue reading Is Ginger Good For a Sore Throat?

Jessica Guht Sep. 13, 2022

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Can Ear Infections Cause Hearing Loss?

Ear infections can be painful conditions in adults. However, they are more common in toddlers and babies.  Acute infections are rarely anything to worry about. However, with chronic infections comes the risk of hearing loss. This article discusses the types of ear infections, the risk of hearing loss, and what you can do about it. … Continue reading Can Ear Infections Cause Hearing Loss?

Jessica Guht Sep. 12, 2022

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Can You Get The Flu Twice In a Season?

Flu season starts in the fall around October time and persists until the end of March. February is when infections are most likely, with December and January just behind.  Getting the flu once is bad enough. But contracting it a second time in a single season is unthinkable. In this post, we ask whether it… Continue reading Can You Get The Flu Twice In a Season?

Jessica Guht Sep. 12, 2022

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Diarrhea After Drinking Alcohol: What’s the Cause?

Most people enjoy drinking from time to time. It is a way to relieve stress, socialize with friends and bookend a busy week at work. Unfortunately, though, it can have some rather nasty side effects, including diarrhea.  This post explores the causes of post-drink diarrhea, how to stop it and when to see a doctor.… Continue reading Diarrhea After Drinking Alcohol: What’s the Cause?

Jessica Guht Sep. 12, 2022

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How Long Can the Average Man Stay Erect?

An erection is a natural response that causes the penis to become stiff. It typically occurs in response to sexual arousal. Erections can, however, occur randomly. A common question is, how long can the average man stay erect? Various factors affect how long someone will remain erect; however, an erection may last anywhere from a… Continue reading How Long Can the Average Man Stay Erect?

Emily Maeve Milord Sep. 02, 2022

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Why Did My Toenail Fall Off Without Pain?

Nails are made from keratin, the same type of protein that is in your hair, skin, and other parts of your body. The visible part of your nail is already “dead” so you can cut it without pain, but nails need blood flow to grow. When a nail falls off, it can take you by… Continue reading Why Did My Toenail Fall Off Without Pain?

Jessica Guht Aug. 05, 2022

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Does Cranberry Juice Help You Poop?

Cranberry juice is often connected with reducing the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs), but can it help with constipation too? Cranberry juice has many health benefits; it can hydrate the body, fight bad bacteria in the gut, and promote good bacteria, all qualities that may help you pass a bowel movement and improve digestive… Continue reading Does Cranberry Juice Help You Poop?

Jessica Guht Aug. 02, 2022

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Orthostatic Headache: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Headaches are never pleasant, and when severe enough, they can leave us lying in bed wishing for relief. There are many types of headaches, differing based on their location or cause. An orthostatic headache is one type, and it occurs (or worsens) when standing up. There are many causes of orthostatic headaches, some of which… Continue reading Orthostatic Headache: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Jessica Guht Jul. 31, 2022

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Butterfly Stitches: What Are They and How to Use Them?

You have likely seen butterfly stitches before, the small and narrow adhesives that are placed side by side to cover a cut. Compared to traditional stitches, they can be applied at home. However, butterfly stitches only work for a particular type of cut, one that is short, shallow, and has a clean edge. If this… Continue reading Butterfly Stitches: What Are They and How to Use Them?

Jessica Guht Jul. 26, 2022

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Are Sinus Infections Contagious?

Sinus infections are never pleasant. What starts as a runny nose soon leads to facial pain and a sore throat that consumes all your attention. Then, in addition to these symptoms you are experiencing,  there is always a concern about passing the infection along to someone else. Most sinus infections result due to a viral… Continue reading Are Sinus Infections Contagious?

Jessica Guht Jul. 25, 2022