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Fever can result from factors such as an infectious process, a response to the use of certain medications (also known as a drug fever), or it can be unknown in origin. Fever can also occur after the administration of common childhood immunizations. However, most fevers are caused by microbial infections such as bacterial, viral, fungal, and yeast infections.
Dry nose is usually caused by dry weather, but can also be allergies, decongestant medications or antihistamine medications. Increase your fluid intake to hydrate your body so that it can produce mucous. Drink at least six 8 ounce glasses a day of water, juice or tea. Use a nasal saline spray as needed to moisturize the nasal passages. Saline nasal sprays are available for purchase over-the-counter at most drug stores.
Too often when people think of someone being in a hospital, they focus solely on the physical issues: mending bones, fighting diseases, rebuilding muscle. Of course we all know that being a patient or having a loved one in the hospital can be a very difficult time. However we believe the key to health is to care for the whole person – spiritually and emotionally – offering comfort and assistance to patients and family members during their stay in our facilities. This holistic approach is vital to ensuring that patients and their families that come to Baptist Health not only find physical healing, but spiritual and emotional peace as well.
Robins are wonderful birds, don’t you think? They are the first birds to sing in the morning and the first birds to lay their eggs in the spring. They appreciate a freshly mown lawn and are able to get around by both hopping and flying. However, I have discovered a disturbing trait about robins – they are arrogant. Yes, you read that correctly, robins are arrogant, conceited, ego-maniacs. This character flaw is not listed on the National Audubon Society website, but I assure you it is true.
Having a baby changes everything! New moms have so many new things to worry about, but breastfeeding shouldn’t be one of them. Knowing what to expect the first few weeks after childbirth can help make breastfeeding easier, especially if you’re trying to transition back into a daily work routine.
Heart disease is currently the number-one cause of death among women in the U.S., killing more than all cancers combined. Many women fail to realize that something is seriously wrong until it’s too late. Awareness has increased over the past decade, however only 54% of women recognize that heart disease is their number one killer. Almost two-thirds (64%) of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms – this correlates to 1 in 4 women.
Since each share common symptoms and many over-the-counter medications are marketed for both cold and flu, it’s easy to become confused. It is important to distinguish between these conditions to help determine whether antibiotics may be needed. Often just over-the-counter medications can be used to treat symptoms, and in order to prevent highly resistant strains of bacteria, you want to avoid taking antibiotics when not absolutely necessary.
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