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Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder. If you have agoraphobia, you avoid going places or doing things because you are afraid you will have no way to escape or will panic and have no help. For example, you might have an intense fear of driving, crossing bridges, or being in shopping malls. You fear the reactions,...

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Alcohol Abuse

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day.   Get emergency care if you or a loved one has serious thoughts of suicide or harming others. OVERVIEW How can I tell if alcohol is a problem for me? Alcohol is…

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Alcool Et Vieillissement

L’alcool peut avoir plusieurs effets néfastes sur le corps. L’abus d’alcool peut entraîner ou contribuer à :

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Alcool Et Vieillissement

L’alcool peut avoir plusieurs effets néfastes sur le corps. L’abus d’alcool peut entraîner ou contribuer à :

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Allergic Conjunctivitis

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. OVERVIEW What is conjunctivitis? A clear, thin membrane called the conjunctiva covers your eyeball and the inside of your eyelids. If something irritates this covering, your eyes may become red and swollen.…

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Allergic Rhinitis

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. OVERVIEW What is an allergy? You have an allergy when your body overreacts to things that don’t cause problems for most people. These things are called allergens. Your body’s overreaction to the…

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Allergic Rhinitis – Nasal Sprays – How to Use Them Correctly

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. Types of nasal sprays Nasal sprays come in two different kinds of containers: pressurized canisters and pump bottles. Steps for using a pressurized canister: Gently blow your nose to clear it of…

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Allergies: Controlling Your Environment

Pollens from grasses, weeds, and some trees can be carried through the air for miles. These pollens land in the eyes, nose, and airways, causing the symptoms of allergies or asthma. Although it is hard to avoid pollens completely, some suggestions are:

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Allergy Tests

An allergy is your body’s reaction to a substance that is normally harmless. With allergies, your body sees the substance as harmful or foreign and your immune system reacts to the substance. The immune system is the body’s natural defense against bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances.

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Alternative Or Complementary Ways To Control Pain

Acupuncture has been proven to help treat pain, both chronic and acute. It appears to stimulate the release of chemicals that the body makes naturally for pain relief.

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