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When it comes to your health, you need to ensure that you are taking care of every part of you. This includes your sexual health, an area that many people don't always think about. However, getting regular tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is as important as seeing your general physician or going to your family dentist.

As the temperatures drop, joint pain tends to rise and you may find yourself visiting walk-in clinics more often. Scientists are still unsure of the exact link between chilly temperatures and aching joints, but a Weather Channel survey showed that 42% of respondents said that cold weather triggers pain in their hips, knees or back.

Washington health officials have warned citizens to take extra precautions against a new measles outbreak which is endangering countless individuals and children in Washington state. So far, there have been 37 confirmed cases and an estimated 13 suspected cases as of January 31.

Identifying stomach pain in your child can be difficult; after all, even small pains can seem astronomical to a child. But stomach pain in your children should not be overlooked especially if they voice their concerns.

 

Here's what you should know about stomach pain in your child and when you should take your child to a doctor or urgent care clinic.

Every year, between 5% and 20% of Americans come down with a case of influenza. No one in this yearly percentage will feel good when they have the flu, how are patients meant to know when their symptoms are normal and when they necessitate medical attention?

Ear infections are some of the most painful and irritating health conditions you can experience in the winter. If you fear you're among the many Americans who suffer from the ailment, here's how you can notice the signs of infection and what you can do to treat it.

Medical care clinics offer quality health care assistance and can help you with everything from allergies and dizzinesses -- which is the second most common complaint heard in doctor's offices and occurs in 70% of the nation's population at some point in their lives -- to sports injuries and lacerations.

You may think that you only need to worry about dehydration in the hot summer months, but you would be mistaken. Despite this common association, studies have shown that you are at an increased risk of dehydration during the winter. Let’s take a look at the reasons why this seemingly unlikely scenario is so common.

When you need emergency care, you shouldn't have to wait for a doctor's appointment. But what if you have a condition that's urgent, but not quite an emergency? In this case, you should probably head to an urgent care clinic where you can walk in and see a physician right away.

Children are extremely susceptible to catching any germs that come their way. Their immune systems have not had the years of fighting foreign bacteria that those of adults have had. Young kids also tend to put their hands on everything they possibly can, giving them more opportunities to get sick.

Strep throat is an infection that affects your throat and tonsils, making it one of the more painful winter illnesses. A bacteria known as group A Streptococcus causes the infection. The bacteria is adept at spreading itself between people, yet not all infected people show symptoms or seem sick.

Wrist and ankle sprains can happen much more easily than expected. From simply walking and tripping over an uneven sidewalk to slipping while shoveling to getting injured while playing a sport, sprains are pretty common. In fact, reports show that about 25,000 Americans sustain an ankle sprain every day. So what do you do when you sprain your wrist or ankle?

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