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When approaching a new dog, always ask the owner or handler if you can pet it. (Photo: Matthias Zomer/Pexels)

Nice Doggie

Preventing and Treating Dog Bites Many of the 4.7 million dog bites that take place each year happen in the summer, when both dogs and children are outdoors and interacting more. While minor bites do not require a trip to the emergency department, it is a good idea to visit your
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Neuropathy is when small blood vessels supplying the nerves get damaged by diabetes and begin to die. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Foot Pain

Diabetes Sparks a Rise in Neuropathy Autonomic and small fiber neuropathy used to be considered rare conditions. But with approximately 30 million Americans affected by diabetes – one of the main underlying causes for these diseases – it is an emerging problem. Both types of
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Blood clots block veins and cause swelling and pain. Sometimes they travel to the lungs and can cause death. (Photo: Shutterstock)

DVT

Many Treatments Can Mitigate Blood Clots When people talk about blood clots, they usually aren’t referring to whether their skinned knee will clot before the blood soaks through their Band Aid. That is the good side of clotting. Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, however, is the bad
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