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Can Antibiotics Do More Harm Than Good Treating Colds?It's that time of year when colds and coughs are becoming more prevalent, so make sure to use caution when taking antibiotics to treat them.
Task Force Recommends Women Over 50 Get Mammograms Every Other YearThe US Preventative Services Task Force is continuing to recommend mammograms every other year for women ages 50-to-74.
Online Eye Exams Growing In PopularityFor many of us, eye exams are a must every year, but now some patients are skipping the trip to the doctor and simply logging online instead.
Men Eat Twice As Much Dining With Women, Study ShowsA recent study out of Cornell University found that when men dine with women, they eat almost twice as much as when they eat with men.
How Much Weight Do You Need To Lose For Others To Notice?A recent study says a person needs to lose several pounds for people to notice the change.
Digital Glasses Help Kids With 'Lazy Eye'The glasses, called Amblyz, have been approved by the FDA and cost around $450.
Is Charcoal Becoming A Popular Supplement?Activated charcoal is sometimes used by doctors to prevent damage from an accidental overdose.
Botox Injections Help Stop Excessive SweatingThe Botox injections help those dealing with a condition called "hyperhidrosis," which causes excessive sweating.
Estrogen May Help Some Women With Anxiety Disorders, Expert SaysWhen women are in a high-estrogen state, they regulate fear much the same as men, according to a neuroscientist at Mass. General. Hospital
Eye Injuries Caused By BB Guns On The Rise, Study ShowsA recent study found injuries in children from non-powder firearms, including paintball, Airsoft, BB and pellet guns, are up more than 500 percent from just a few years ago.
Kids Paying The Price For Distracted Parents, Research SaysResearchers say kids now feel they have to compete with technology for their parent's attention.
Patients With Several Prescriptions Find Comfort In 'PillPack'Twenty percent of Americans take five or more prescription drugs and managing all of those medications can be a nightmare.

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