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Flu season is upon us and with this dreaded virus often comes doctor appointments and medications. Unfortunately, medical treatments and expenses can really add up during flu season. And with the CDC showing that 5% to 20% of the U.S. population catches the flu each year, there's a good chance you or someone you know will catch this virus.

Upper respiratory conditions aren't uncommon, especially during the winter months. The most common diagnosis at an urgent care center in 2012 was actually upper respiratory conditions. But when you have asthma, your life may be centered around upper respiratory concerns. This is why it's so important to avoid asthma triggers whenever possible so you can stay out of the medical clinic.

When it comes to children, health should always be a priority. Unfortunately, many children are affected by a wide variety of health issues. In fact, about 25% of children in the U.S. between the ages of two and eight are affected by common health conditions like obesity, asthma, behavioral or learning problems, as well as other conditions.

While there is a huge variety of conditions people can be diagnosed with, arthritis is one of the most common. A lowball estimate shows that about 54 million Americans have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Despite it being so common, many people still do not fully understand this condition. Let's take a look at a few key facts everyone should know about arthritis.

Halloween is one of the most exciting nights for kids. From picking out their costume to going trick-or-treating, this spooky holiday is full of fun. But to ensure kids stay as safe as possible this Halloween, let's take a look at a few simple safety tips.

With flu season upon us, more and more people are going to become concerned with catching the flu. Having the flu can not only be miserable and take you out of work or school for a few days, but it can also be really dangerous. Most cases of the flu can be treated at home. But when should you see a doctor for the flu?

While end-of-October festivities bring excitement to children and adults alike, Halloween celebrations pose unique dangers. Trick-or-treating, attending Halloween parties, and even wearing costumes can all be risky without proper safety precautions.

 

Back to school season is over, but cold and flu season has arrived. The first few months of school are often when kids get sick because they're exposed to a ton of new germs from other students. So how can parents help make sure their kids stay healthy?

 

There seem to be quick fixes for a lot of health problems -- x-ray services help detect broken bones, there are medicines for various ailments, and surgeries to help with severe problems. But when it comes to the flu, there sometimes seems like there's no end in sight.

Although the fall weather may be cooling down, fall sports are just starting to heat up. The fall season is full of a variety of sports, including cross country, soccer, volleyball, golf, football, tennis, and more.

If you're suffering from back pain, you're not alone: up to 69% of Americans say that low back pain affects their daily lives. Back and spinal problems are shockingly common, especially as people age, but that doesn't make them any less potentially serious.

While spring allergies tend to be the most common, allergy season doesn't end come fall. In fact, fall allergies are extremely common -- and they can make doing your favorite outdoor fall activities miserable. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths surrounding fall allergies that lead people astray. So let's bust a few common fall allergy myths.

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