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Allergen Vaccines

For persistent or bothersome allergies, treatment can include desensitization with allergen vaccines, commonly known as immunotherapy or allergy shots. Allergen vaccines consist of a small amount of the substance that causes the allergy. The patient receives injections of the allergen vaccine at...


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Start Your Hike on the Right Foot With Proper Footwear

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For New Moms: Protect Your Back

  • Use a changing table higher than your waist to minimize bending.

  • Kneel or squat when lifting your baby from a stroller. Buy a stroller with a handle long enough to reach without leaning over.

  • Lower the crib side; don't bend over it.

  • Coax your child to come to the side of the playpen. Then bend your knees, keep your back straight and avoid twisting.

  • Use pillows when breastfeeding to bring the baby up to you and a footstool to support your legs.

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Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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