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7 Medications You Shouldn’t Mix with Alcohol
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7 Medications You Shouldn’t Mix with Alcohol

Seven types of medications you shouldn’t mix with alcohol include allergy, anxiety, ADHD, cough, depression, nausea, and pain medications. If you do not know or are unsure about the effect of mixing alcohol with a currently prescribed medication it is best to avoid alcohol entirely until after speaking with your pharmacist or health care provider.

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean3 May 2022
How Much Does it Cost to Test for Radon at Home?
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How Much Does it Cost to Test for Radon at Home?

Radon testing kits range in price from $10 to $200 depending on the duration of the test and if it is for professional use. Short-term kits are usually the cheapest, followed by long-term kits, and digital detectors are the most expensive. Professional radon testing ranges from $145 to upwards of $700 depending on the location, square footage, and age of your home.

Erica Kahn
Erica Kahn26 Apr 2022
Signs of a Sprained Ankle and Other Common Sports Injuries
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Signs of a Sprained Ankle and Other Common Sports Injuries

A sprained ankle occurs when someone twists, rolls, or turns their ankle the wrong way, tearing or stretching the bands (ligaments) that help hold the ankle bones together. Symptoms of a sprained ankle will include pain, swelling of the ankle, bruising, instability of the area and a popping sensation at the time of the injury.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD16 Apr 2022
Ways to Treat Acne at Home and When to See a Dermatologist
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Ways to Treat Acne at Home and When to See a Dermatologist

Acne is caused by hormonal factors and environmental factors and can impact your physical, mental, and emotional health as well. Dr. Grande, MD, a dermatologist with over twenty years of experience, says “there are three major over-the-counter active ingredients used to treat acne: benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and adapalene gel.”

Erica Kahn
Erica Kahn19 Apr 2022
What Age Should I Get a Prostate Exam?
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What Age Should I Get a Prostate Exam?

Current American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines suggest that men over the age of 50 should speak with their primary care physician about getting screened routinely for prostate cancer. This guideline may change depending on your risk for prostate cancer.

Sophie Wei
Sophie Wei7 Apr 2022
How Does Drinking Effect Your Body?
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How Does Drinking Effect Your Body?

An occasional drink starts to affect your body in small but impactful ways. Additionally, these effects are not restricted to just your liver. To reduce the risk of alcohol-based health troubles, knowing the recommended consumption levels is essential.

Girisha Bharadwaj
Girisha Bharadwaj19 Apr 2022
What Are My Options Once I Age Out of My Parent's Health Insurance?
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What Are My Options Once I Age Out of My Parent's Health Insurance?

After turning 26, the exact time at which your parent’s health insurance plan expires will depend on how your parent gets their health insurance - private or public coverage. After turning 26, you will be able to sign up for your plan within a specific 120-day period or during the year-end Open Enrollment Period, but to avoid a coverage gap, you should decide upon a plan before or during your birthday month.

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean24 Mar 2022
What Are the Benefits of a Low-Inflammatory Diet?
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What Are the Benefits of a Low-Inflammatory Diet?

Low-inflammatory diets can reduce your risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s/dementia, and reduce symptoms of arthritis and IBS. By switching to a low-inflammatory diet, you can reduce the amount of inflammation present all over the body. These diets typically include leafy greens, nuts, and fatty fish.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini21 Mar 2022
How Much Sleep Do I Really Need Per Night?
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How Much Sleep Do I Really Need Per Night?

The average adult requires seven to nine hours of sleep per night. However, many people get far less than this, and nearly half of Americans report feeling sleepy three to seven days per week. Having a good night’s sleep may sound like a luxury, but it actually has important implications for your mental and physical health.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD19 Apr 2022
Signs You May Need Probiotics for Gut Health
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Signs You May Need Probiotics for Gut Health

Gut health is an essential part of your overall well-being and the more diverse your gut microbiome is, the healthier your gut is. Some signs of a healthy gut are regular bowel movements, long, smooth, and brown poop, and no pain, excessive bloating, or gas.

Sophie Wei
Sophie Wei21 Apr 2022
How Much Exercise Do I Need To Stay Healthy?
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How Much Exercise Do I Need To Stay Healthy?

Depending on your health goals, professionals typically recommend 150 minutes of exercise per week to experience the best result and positive effects. Exercise and physical activity are some of the most important things you can do for your health. Regular exercise has numerous short or long-term benefits, such as reducing the risk for heart disease, diabetes, anxiety, and insomnia.

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson12 Mar 2022
Foods to Boost Mood and Memory
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Foods to Boost Mood and Memory

Having a healthy brain is an essential aspect of your overall health and well-being. Learn more about seven foods that can help you achieve that brain health.

Sophie Wei
Sophie Wei19 Apr 2022