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How Do I Know if My Child is Allergic to a Food?

Reactions to food are common, but not all reactions are caused by food allergy. A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs of the body. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe to life-threatening. True food allergies are rare. Only six to eight percent of children under the age of five and three to four percent of adults have a true food allergy. Read more

What is Swimmer's Ear?

Swimmer’s ear is an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from the eardrum to the outside of the head. It is often caused by water that remains in the ear after swimming, creating a moist environment that encourages bacterial growth. Read more

What is Congestive Heart Failure?

Congestive heart failure occurs when your heart muscle doesn’t pump blood as well as it should. Conditions such as narrowed arteries in your heart or high blood pressure gradually leave your heart too weak or stiff to fill and pump efficiently. Read more

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