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Cold and Flu

Is it strep or a sore throat? Take this quiz.

We’ve all had a sore throat and wondered whether we should just rest and gargle or schlep to the doctor’s office to see if we need antibiotics....

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I’ve Been Bitten By a Tick! What Do I Do?

More than a dozen tick-borne diseases from a variety of ticks have been identified in the US alone. Some you’ve heard of—Lyme disease and Rocky...

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Do I Need Antibiotics for a Persistent Cough?

There are many reasons why a cough can persist for days and even weeks. Some coughs are caused by infectious diseases and some by noninfectious processes,...

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