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Types of Herpes: A Guide to Recognizing the Differences

There are eight types of human herpesviruses (HHVs) that affect people, with herpes simplex 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and -2) requiring the most medical attention. (Learn More) Other types of herpesvirus are very common in human populations and may require additional help from a doctor. An antiviral prescription drug is the most common treatment approach. …

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Overview of Common Vision Problems & Medications

Medication is not always necessary or the best choice for treating a vision problem, and sometimes, medication isn’t an option at all. But in many cases, it can certainly help with vision problems. Conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and corneal abrasions sometimes require medications to cure the condition, slow its progression, or prevent further complications. …

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Treatment Guide for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation in the intestine and rectum. (Learn More: What Is Ulcerative Colitis?) Crohn’s is a disease that affects any part of the digestive system, leading to inflammation and other symptoms that cause you to feel weak and may even threaten your life. (Learn More: What Is Crohn’s Disease?). Both conditions are part …

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Comparing Schizophrenia Medications: Pros, Cons & Efficacy

Schizophrenia is a serious mental health disorder that can cause hallucinations, delusions, difficulty organizing thoughts and words, and an inability to perceive reality in a logical manner. Despite the common stereotype, most people with schizophrenia are not dangerous to others. The condition cannot be cured, but its symptoms can be managed with medication. (Learn More …

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Treatment for Sleep Issues

Sleep issues and disorders affect an average of one out of three Americans.  Sleep is a necessary reset button that helps your body ward off diseases and recharge every night. Lack of sleep can contribute to health issues, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure.  Insomnia, sleep apnea, and jet lag are …

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Overview of Addiction Issues

An addiction is a brain disease entailing a pattern of compulsive behavior, typically the repeated use of alcohol or drugs despite mounting negative consequences. (Learn More – What Is an Addiction?) Currently, the preferred diagnostic term for addictive behavior involving substance use is substance use disorder. (Learn More – What Is a Substance Use Disorder?) …

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