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Baby teething.

FDA Warns Against OTC Teething Products with Benzocaine

The FDA warns that children 2 and younger should not be given teething pain-relief products containing benzocaine, a local anesthetic and numbing agent.

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Risk Factors

Masked Hypertension: A Hidden Blood Pressure Danger

Blood pressure readings at the doctor’s office may be misleading for certain people with masked hypertension. Learn how you can get the most best picture of your blood pressure.

Living With

2018 Asthma Capitals of America

Can your location increase your risk for asthma attack? Check out the 2018 Asthma Capitals list to see if your city is good or bad for your asthma.

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Fitness

How Much Do You Know About Gout And Exercise?

Before your next gym date, swim session, or neighborhood walk, here’s what you need to know about your gout (hyperuricemia) and exercise. Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood. Our update is from gout expert James O’Dell, M.D., vice ...

Treatment

Head and Neck Cancer: 11 Things To Know

Read what this oncologist wants you to know about rare but challenging head and neck cancers.

2018 Spring Allergy Capitals Crowned

Here are the best and worst places to live with spring allergies based on pollen counts, medication needs, and number of allergy specialists.

Cheryl Hile at the Sydney marathon.
Lifestyle

How One Woman With MS Ran 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in One Year

Cheryl Hile, 43, has run 44 of her 57 marathons while living with MS. She lives by a mantra that everyone should: “I will do what I can and I will never give up.”

Complications

Melanoma Doctor Shares Answers to Top Questions

If you’re living with metastatic melanoma, you’re probably wondering which questions to ask your doctor. One expert shares his advice.

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Living With

Advanced Stage Melanoma: Navigating Information Overload

How you can be smart, organized, and assertive about seeking the best treatment for your metastatic melanoma.

Couple cooking together in the kitchen.
Nutrition

For Successful Weight Loss, Forget the Diets

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you should stop worrying about dieting, and instead adopt normal eating habits, according to this study.