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Why are some kids prone to ear infections?

Ear infections often are a direct result of a common cold, allergy or other upper respiratory illness. These illnesses are more common during the winter, so ear infections also are more common this time of year.

Will your smartphone be the next doctor’s office?

The same devices used to take selfies and type out tweets are being repurposed and commercialized for quick access to information needed for monitoring a patient’s health.

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Jason Segel confronts mental health ‘stigma’

In his new series “Shrinking,” Segel portrays “psychological vigilante” Jimmy Laird, a brutally honest therapist who is dealing with a full emotional plate.

Toni Says: How can I stop my Medicare Part B?

Social Security must interview you to terminate Medicare Parts A or B, and you can do so by calling your local Social Security office.

US kindergarten vaccination rate dropped again, data shows

A CDC study released this month found rates dropped again in the 2021-22 school year, and federal officials are starting a new campaign to try to bring them up.

10 vitamin K-rich foods to eat for healthy bones

You seem to hear about some vitamins more than others — like how vitamin C can boost your immune system and vitamin D helps build healthy bones. Well, vitamin K is equally important.

Ask the Pediatrician: Can babies suffer tooth decay?

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases in the United States. The good news is there are ways to prevent it.

HPV screening can help assess cervical cancer risk

Numerous strains of human papillomavirus, or HPV, infection play a role in causing almost all cervical cancer.

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