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Is It Stomach Bug, Stomach Flu, or Food Poisoning?

Your stomach is in knots as another wave of nausea strikes, sending you to the bathroom for the third time in an hour. Understanding the cause can lead to feeling better sooner and even prevent the illness from occurring in the first place.

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Your Primary Care Provider Can Help Treat Your Mental Health, Too

You don’t have to wait for an appointment with a psychiatrist if you feel the need for mental health care services. You can bring up any concerns about your mental or emotional health with your primary care provider.

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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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Ear Ache vs. Ear Infection: What's the Difference?

Ear pain can range from a minor nuisance to a major source of agony. Ear pain is a common problem, especially in children, and can have a number of causes – some of which have nothing to do with the ear.

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What To Do About Skin Problems Caused By Face Masks

Wearing a mask against COVID-19 is the right thing to do, for yourself and for those around you. But it can sometimes be a pain – literally. UH dermatologists have these tips for mask-related skin issues, regardless of the mask type.

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8 Areas of Your Home That Are Important To Keep Clean

Amy Edwards, MD, Associate Medical Director of Pediatric Infection Control at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, recommends targeting these high-touch spots to cut back on the spread of germs in your home year-round.

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How Your Primary Care Physician Can Help Manage Your Chronic Disease

Managing your chronic condition with the help of your primary care physician can improve your quality of life. At the same time, you can reduce your health care costs by preventing or minimizing the effects of a chronic disease.

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How Ticks Find You and Spread Disease

Ticks carry germs that can cause a number of diseases, including Lyme disease. If you spend time outdoors, be wary of ticks, whether you’re hiking in a forest or simply relaxing on your lawn.

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