fluids

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From Needle to Vial

The Low-Down on How Blood Work Works Blood tests can diagnose disease, determine organ function and help your doctor see how well treatments are working.   But when it is time to get blood work done, some patients wonder whether it is really a big deal if they eat before
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Do you just have the common cold or a more serious virus? (Photo: Shutterstock)

Cold Season

Viruses Can Spread When Jack Frost Nips A cure for the common cold isn’t in the crystal ball of an infectious diseases researcher and physician at St. Louis University’s Center for Vaccine Development. “There’s not likely to be a vaccine or cure developed because colds don’t kill
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