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What to Know About Hepatitis C

What to Know About Hepatitis C

There are a lot of misconceptions about hepatitis C. Here are the basic truths.

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Tips for Epilepsy Caregivers

If the person you are caring for has a seizure, it’s important to clear everything out of the way so they don’t hurt themselves. Seizures can involve falling, shaking and stiffness in the body.

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Making Your Home Safe

Microwaving is the safest option for someone with epilepsy and there are many microwave cookbooks available. If you must use the stove, use oven mitts and cook only with the rear burners. If possible, use an electric stove to avoid open flames.

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Minimizing Allergies at School

Once you see your child having allergy symptoms, such as runny nose, congestion, itchy and watery eyes and earaches, take them to the doctor so they can be diagnosed and treated with allergy medications. Then you can begin to figure out ways your chi...

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What Are Treatment Options?

Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological disorders, and close to 3 million Americans have a seizure disorder. Many patients who are treated for epilepsy can live normal lives, but finding the best treatment is critical. We asked Dr. Gr...

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Children and Seasonal Allergies

For children with allergies, allergic rhinitis, or “hay fever” is the most common type. This includes runny and itchy nose, sneezing, postnasal drip and nasal congestion. Other symptoms can also be present, such as itchy, watery and red eyes and chro...

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Flying with Psoriasis and How I Avoid the Psoriasis Beard

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by patient expert Kristin Donahue. I have psoriasis all over my face. On my best days, I have minimal patches on my cheeks, around my hairline and it is easily covered by makeup. On my worst days, my ...

What's Myth, What's Fact

What's Myth, What's Fact

There’s a lot of confusion about hepatitis C out there. Here’s what you should know.

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Reducing the Stigma of Migraine

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by William B. Young, M.D. Migraine gets lousy press. Sure, we get a lot of articles in women’s magazines on "holiday headache," "foods to avoid," and "sex and headache.&quo...

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6 Facts about Diagnosing Hepatitis C

A blood test, called a hepatitis C (HCV) antibody test, is used to determine if a person has ever been infected with the virus. This tests looks for antibodies to the hepatitis C virus, which are chemicals released in the bloodstream when someone is ...