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What is that Ringing Sound?

Have you ever heard a buzzing sound or a ringing that no one around you could hear? Tinnitus, a hearing condition characterized by the perception of sounds like hissing, buzzing, or clicking in the ears, is experienced by more 15% of people in the United States. But this extremely common condition is also widely misunderstood.…

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Why Am I Waking Up to Pee Again?

No one wants to keep getting up in the middle of the night. And if your bladder is repeatedly waking you up, it can make you drowsy and irritable throughout the day. If you wake up to pee more than twice each night, you may have a condition called nocturia. It’s more common among pregnant…

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How to Treat Bug Bites and Bee Stings

Buzzing, biting, and stinging can put a damper on warm evenings spent outside. If you tend to scratch at itchy bug bites, you can open the skin to infection. But, an allergic reaction can be much more severe, even life-threatening. Plus, mosquitoes can spread viruses like Encephalitis, Zika, Chikungunya, and West Nile. Thankfully, the Centers for…

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The Breast Cancer Topic No One Talks About

Sex and cancer. You don’t often hear those words in the same sentence. Kristin Rojas, M.D., wants to change that. “I have a special interest in the less talked about aspects of survivorship, like sexual health and intimacy. Twenty years ago, breast cancer wasn’t even talked about. The conversation around survivorship has changed. It’s no…

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Let’s Talk About the Color of Your Pee

While you may not want to think about it, your urine is an indicator of your overall health. Normal urine is 95% water plus other compounds extracted from your body. The kidneys produce it as they filter out excess waste and water from the blood circulating in our bodies. Changes in urinary habits or appearance…

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Should I Get a Flu Shot During COVID-19?

Does the pandemic have you worried about the flu shot this year? Rest assured, it’s more important to get one than ever. [arve url=”https://youtu.be/vQFEVC9hFPg” width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”] The influenza vaccine, a.k.a. the flu shot, is a critical step for protecting your health every year. According to the CDC, every flu season is different, and…

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Don’t Ignore Early Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you sometimes experience tingling or numbness in your hands? Do you sometimes feel clumsy or weak handling objects? Do you drop things more often than you used to? These problems can be symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, signs you may want to discuss with your doctor. You may also want to take simple steps…

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How do I Protect Myself from Mosquitoes?

Aside from being annoying pests, mosquitoes can pose some real risks. With the current pandemic on everyone’s minds, it’s often easy for other health risks to get overlooked. But one that’s worth taking measures to protect yourself from is the risks posed by these insects. Whether you live in Miami or not, almost everyone faces…

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