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Allergy Drugs and Restless Legs Syndrome

The medication you’re taking to stifle your sniffles may be making your symptoms of restless legs syndrome worse. Here’s what you can do about it.

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Should You Take a Statin if You're Healthy?

Many people who are healthy but at increased risk of cardiovascular disease should take statins for primary prevention, according to new recommendations.

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More Seniors Taking Multiple Brain-Affecting Drugs

If you’re taking three or more medications for depression, anxiety, pain, or insomnia, you may be at risk for serious side effects.


What Is Pancreatitis?

Cases of acute pancreatitis have climbed steadily over the past couple of decades. If you experience symptoms, get to the hospital right away.

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How to Treat Vertigo

Almost everybody has felt faint at some time or other. But many people experience a spinning or falling sensation—vertigo—that can be frightening.

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Speed Chronic Wound Healing With Debridement

Chronic wounds treated with weekly debridement — the removal of dead tissue by a doctor — heal three to four times faster.

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How to Get Rid of Warts

While benign, warts can be unpleasant to look at and may be painful. Here’s what to know about these skin growths and how to get rid of them.

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How to Pay for Alternative Medicine Treatments

Medicare and some private health insurers may offer partial coverage for certain alternative and complementary treatments. Here’s what you need to know.

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Shingles Vaccine: What You Should Know

Although not guaranteed to prevent the development of shingles, the vaccine significantly reduces the risk.

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Driving and Opioids Don't Mix

If you’ve just been prescribed opiods to relieve pain, it’s best to stay off the road for a while.