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Spiders in the Upstate: What you need to know

If you’re about my age, there’s a good chance you grew up having seen the classic horror movie “Arachnophobia.”  There may exist some natural enmity between eight-legged creatures and humans, but this film seemed to secure in all our minds how horrifying spiders truly are. They’re just waiting in our showers, our slippers and our...
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Care for illness and injury: A quick guide for parents

Having a kid of any age comes with its fair share of bumps and bruises. Occasionally, an injury will warrant a visit to the Emergency Department (ED), while others may just need a call to your pediatrician or some TLC at home. Here are some tips for when to call your pediatrician versus when you...
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What medicines are safe to take during pregnancy?

When painful and uncomfortable symptoms strike during pregnancy, it can feel like a bit of a guessing game figuring out what medicines can safely be taken. Here is a list of approved medicines you can take for various conditions.
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Migraine or tension headache? What you need to know

Nearly everyone will experience at least one headache in his or her life. The most common type of headache is called a tension headache. This type of headache generally is characterized by a dull pressure and is caused by muscle contractions in the head and neck.
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Easy steps to battle the flu this year

With flu season upon us, we want to make sure everyone is taking the right precautions to prepare. Nationwide, more than 80,000 Americans died from the flu and complications from the virus last winter – the highest number in almost 40 years.
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Know where to go for care

We’ve all been there—that moment when you feel terrible and then you realize all the doctor’s offices are closed. Or maybe you sustain an injury and you’re not sure if you need to head to the emergency room. Knowing where to go can save you time and money.
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Infographic: Get fit in Greenville

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and there are numerous opportunities in the Greenville area to get out and get some exercise!
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Poison ivy: What you need to know

Warmer weather brings with it beautiful shades of green as plants and trees begin to leaf out. But some of those leaves don’t play well with others. It’s likely you’ve heard the rhyme, “Leaves of three, let it be.”
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New blood pressure guidelines encourage lifestyle modifications sooner

Recently, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology jointly released new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure.
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What you need to know about the flu

The influenza virus changes every year, which is why it’s difficult for medical professionals like me to predict the severity of each flu season. So, how do we plan for influenza season if the flu virus changes regularly? First, we recommend that everyone get a flu shot annually. And second, we study how the influenza...
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