Today's Medicine

Take Care With Nasal Sprays

A medicated nasal decongestant spray may offer fast relief when your nose is congested and running. It can reduce swelling and clear mucus from your nasal passages quickly.

The Value of a Second Opinion

If your provider suggests non-emergency surgery or a major medical test, it can be worthwhile to get a second opinion

Treat Children's OTC Drugs With Care

Over-the-counter drugs can help ease a child's aches and pains, but you should know a few things before you pop open a bottle.

Understanding Long-Term Care

When people of any age need others to help them with medical, physical or emotional needs over an extended period of time, they need long-term care.

Use Your Medicines Wisely

Although most medicines are safe when you take them the right way, some of them can cause dizziness, loss of consciousness, bleeding, irregular heartbeats, and other side effects in some cases.

Using Allergy Medicines

Keep these guidelines in mind when looking for allergy relief.

What Every Parent Should Know About Immunizations

Where can you as a parent turn to for the facts about vaccine safety? The first place to go is your child's doctor.

What Is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves. This results in back and leg pain.

What the Inside of Your Nose Reveals

Doctors usually don't look inside your nose unless they have a specific reason. Usually, they are looking for an infection or allergy. Sometimes, they're looking for other sources of your breathing problem, such as a deviated septum, the term doctors use to describe a misalignment of the cartilage that runs down the center of your nose.

What to Know About Herbs and Surgery

Experts recommend that all herbal supplements be stopped two to three weeks before surgery. That's because these herbs can have side effects that could make surgery more dangerous for you.

What to Look for on OTC Drug Labels

Always read the label. All OTC medicine labels have detailed usage and warning information to help you choose and use the products.

When to Call Your Child's Healthcare Provider

For parents of a newborn, first-time parents, or any anxious mom or dad, it may be hard to tell a true health threat that needs a doctor's attention from a frightening, yet simple, illness that doesn't require medical treatment. Most sniffles, sneezes, and stomachaches don't need medical attention. But how do you know when it's time to call the doctor?

When You’re Taking Heart Medications

These medications are life-giving and powerful. It's important to take them just as your doctor has prescribed.

Where to Get Medical Care

Many forms of emergency treatment take place outside the emergency room, and even many surgeries are performed in locations other than a hospital operating room.

Why Healthcare Providers Remove Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens, a clear, soft structure behind the pupil that works much like a camera lens. The top cause of cataracts is aging. In fact, more people over 70 have cataracts than not.

Why the Healthcare Provider Presses Your Belly

When your healthcare provider presses on your belly, he or she is feeling to see if any major internal organs are enlarged or tender, making them painful to touch, which could mean disease.

Your Child's Diabetes Care Team

Having a child with diabetes can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a team of experts can guide you now and in the years to come.

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