What Your ZIP Code Says About Your Health

When it comes to your health, according to several studies your zip code may play a bigger role than genetics.

Leah Groth
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How to Take Care of Your Own Health

To stay as healthy as possible, you have to be an active participant in your own care. You can help maintain health and wellness by following a few steps every day, and be aware of changes in how you feel. This responsibility is not only for adults, but teens as well.

Denise Stern
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3 Ways to Treat Swollen Testicles

In order to successfully treat your swollen testicles, it is imperative to know the underlying cause.

Livestrong Contributor
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Clarithromycin Tablet Side Effects

Clarithromycin (Biaxin) is a prescription antibiotic that was first approved for use in the United States in 1993. Now, more than 3 million prescriptions are filled for the drug every year, according to a 2014 update from the National Library of Medicine, or NLM.

Sharon Wood
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How to Heal a Pulled Groin

A groin pull, or strain, refers to an overstretch or tear injury to one of the three adductor muscles that run down the inside of the thigh and work to pull the legs together.

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Common Venipuncture Sites

Venipuncture is a procedure involving the puncture of a vein for the purposes of collecting blood or administering intravenous (IV) therapy and IV drugs. A phlebotomist or other health care provider will apply a tourniquet above the intended area of the venipuncture.

Jojo Genden
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Homeopath Vs. Naturopath

Homeopathy and naturopathic medicine are unique, yet complementary health care modalities practiced by many lay and medically trained practitioners throughout the U.S. Both modalities share the tradition of searching for the root cause of illness to treat patients at a fundamental level, and are considered to be "

Martin Hughes
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Pros & Cons of Free Universal Health Care

Americans are becoming increasingly confused about universal health care and if it is even a plausible solution to a broken health care system. The number of Americans without insurance is over 45 million, according to the National Coalition on Health Care.

Kay Ireland
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Long-Term Side Effects of Topiramate for Migraines

Topiramate (Topamax) is a medicine used to treat epilepsy and prevent migraines. It decreases overly active brain signaling and is used alone or combined with other antiepileptic medicines to treat seizures. Topiramate is also used to prevent migraine headaches.

Joanne Matthews
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How to Remove Deposits From Contact Lenses

More than 32 million Americans wear contact lenses, according to the American Optometric Association, and at some point every one of them has had to learn to clean the lenses. Though "no-rub"

Jeff Herman
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Baby Movement in Obese Moms

One of the biggest thrills of pregnancy is feeling your baby move -- at least until the kicks start keeping you awake at night.

Sharon Perkins
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What Is Bad About Universal Health Care?

Some form of universal health care coverage currently operates in many Western countries, including Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.

Emma Cale
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