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Is It Strep Throat? How to Tell

Your child is saying that his or her throat hurts, but how do you know if it's something more serious, like strep throat? Check out our symptom guide.

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Cold vs. Flu Symptoms: How to Tell the Difference

Feeling sick, but not sure what it is you have? Refer to this cheat sheet to sort out cold symptoms vs. flu symptoms.

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Head-to-Toe Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Chest pain, shortness of breath, uncontrolled bleeding and sudden severe pain are symptoms that send most people to the nearest ER. But some serious illnesses have symptoms that are more likely to be ignored.

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9 Tips to Help You Avoid Food Poisoning from Chicken

Whether you're eating chicken fingers or coq a vin, if the chicken on your plate isn't properly handled during preparation, you might experience some serious consequences.

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How Best to Prevent Tick Bites and Avoid Lyme Disease

Summer holds the promise of fun activities – gardening, camping, hiking and relaxing in the great outdoors – but warmer temperatures also heighten the risk of tick bites and Lyme disease. Here are a few simple tips to help you enjoy summer tick-free!

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The Widowhood Effect: Is It Real or a Myth?

We've all heard romantic tales of long-time spouses dying within days of each other. Does the death of one spouse increase the risk of the other spouse dying?

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