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How Blood Pressure Treatment Is Different for African Americans

African Americans have higher rates of high blood pressure than other groups, and often need different medications to keep it under control.

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5 Tips to Help Improve Spring Allergies

Millions of people are affected every year by seasonal allergies brought on by pollen in spring. Learn what you can do to guard against exposure to this dust-like substance that causes allergy symptoms.

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Nicotine Pouches: What to Know About the Latest Trend

Often marketed to appeal to young adults and downplay side effects like lung cancer, other concerns about the pouches remain.

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Narcolepsy: A Hidden Cause of Extreme Daytime Sleepiness

If daytime sleepiness is excessive and interferes with daily life, this misunderstood sleep disorder may be the cause.

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Syphilis Is Making a Big Comeback. What You Should Know.

New cases have increased about 80 percent since 2018, a level not seen in the United States since 1950.

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Deadly Bird Flu Strain Doesn’t Spread Easily to Humans

Outbreaks of a deadly strain of bird flu have infected poultry and wild birds across the globe. UH infectious disease specialist Keith Armitage, MD, answers common questions.

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How to Safely View the Eclipse

Learn how to enjoy the eclipse and avoid serious eye injury with specialized eye protection for solar viewing.

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What Your Tongue Can Reveal About Your Health

Doctors and dentists routinely examine the tongue because its appearance can reveal a surprising amount of information about your overall health.

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