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The Right Way To Dispose of Unused Opioids and Other Medications

More than 70 percent of people who abuse opioid drugs get them from family and friends. This is a particularly alarming trend among adolescents and young adults.

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Should You Treat a Child's Fever? Not Always

If you’re like most parents, your anxiety level rises along with your child’s temperature. Fever is a warning sign that your child may have an illness that needs attention. But fever can be beneficial.

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How To Get -- and Keep -- Healthy Skin

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it’s fairly simple to take care of. But there are many different types of skin, and each need different kinds of care. Get practical tips on how to get your skin to look and feel its best.

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How To Prevent and Find Relief From Acid Reflux

Some people have occasional, mild heartburn that can be managed with dietary changes or by taking occasional antacids. Severe reflux involves frequent, more bothersome symptoms.

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Study: Supplements Put Chemotherapy Patients at Risk for Serious Medication Interaction

The use of herbs and supplements remains prevalent among patients with cancer and may place them at risk for potential medication interactions both during chemotherapy and after the completion of treatment.

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Getting the Most Out of Over-the-Counter Medicines

Pain relievers, cough suppressants, nasal sprays – these and other over-the-counter medicines are supposed to help us feel better when we have minor illnesses. But do these medicines really work?

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Cold Sores: Best Treatments To Ease the Pain

Cold sores can be uncomfortable and the changes they cause in appearance can be a source of embarrassment. The good news is a cold sore is not a serious medical condition, and there are things you can do to make them less painful.

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Are You Giving Your Child the Right Dose of Acetaminophen?

In this Q and A, UH pediatrician Douglas Hackenberg, MD, answers three often-asked questions about how much of this common over-the-counter medicine is appropriate for which ages.

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