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Sore Throat? How to Know If It’s Strep

By Arionne Nettles If you have a sore throat that you just can’t kick this winter, be careful. It may be the common viruses you may often get around this time. You might have streptococcal pharyngitis, commonly known as strep throat. “The incidence of strep is higher during the winter and spring months,” said Alysha Hart, certified family nurse practitioner and advanced practice nurse. “About 20 percent of ...

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Some Drinking May Help Early Alzheimer’s Patients

A couple of drinks a day may lower the risk of premature death in people with early stage Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. The study included just over 320 people in Denmark with early stage Alzheimer’s disease. Those who had two to three alcoholic drinks a day had a 77 percent lower risk of dying during the study period than those who had one or fewer drinks a day, the investigators found. “T ...

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Fear of Falling

Once dismissed as simply a part of aging, falling has become a growing public health crisis of near-epidemic proportions, posing challenges for policymakers, caregivers and adults of all ages. ...

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Finding the Right Dental Floss for You

Try premeasured flossers or disposable, single-use flossers if the mess is your main concern. Supplement your flossing with dental picks to get in the crevices. And if holding the floss is hard for you, whether it’s due to age or size, there are even floss holders available. ...

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