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Is it a monkeypox rash or something minor?

Monkeypox rash symptoms include pimples or blisters that can be painful or itchy and often are located on or near the genitals or anus, according to health care providers. In addition to the groin area, a monkey pox rash can break out on the hands, feet, chest, face or mouth. If you are concerned about…

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Do you have HIV questions to ask your doctor? Here are some ways to start the conversation.

Do you have questions about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) for your doctor? Talking with a doctor about HIV or sexual health can feel uncomfortable for many people. It is crucial, however, that anyone who is sexually active have honest conversations with their health care providers. Here are some tips and ways to get the conversation…

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Three ways to beat spring allergies

Finding what helps with allergies can seem like an endless task every spring in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Rebecca Leite, APRN, nurse practitioner with Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens clinics, offers three easy steps that can help with your allergies. Start taking allergy medicine before symptoms start and take them daily throughout the season. If…

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You don’t need to choose between fast or accurate COVID-19 tests

Recent breakthroughs in coronavirus testing mean you don’t have to choose between fast and accurate to get COVID-19 results. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) — the gold standard in coronavirus testing — is now available with nearly 100% accurate results that the equipment displays within 20 minutes. “The rapid PCR tests for coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in use…

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Who should get the whooping cough vaccine before meeting a newborn?

Grandparents, other family members and caregivers need to make sure they’re up to date on the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine at least two weeks before meeting a newborn to protect against the potentially deadly disease. During flu season, everyone also needs to get their flu shot before meeting the new baby. Why am I coughing? Learn…

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Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens offering at-home colon cancer tests

While a colonoscopy is the best way to find and treat colon cancer or emerging signs of the condition, many  people have fallen behind on getting their screenings this year. An at-home colon cancer test is less precise, but can catch a high percentage of colon cancer cases. The Cologuard test is available by prescription…

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Can antibiotics make you sick?

Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs that fight bacterial infections, but can antibiotics make you sick? Reactions from antibiotics account for 20% of medication-related emergency room visits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Common side effects of antibiotics can include rash, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea and yeast infections. More serious side effects of antibiotics…

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Dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke symptoms and what to do

Dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke can catch you off guard and be life threatening during the high temperatures and humidity of summer in Louisville and Southern Indiana. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in the United States, over 9,000 high school athletes are treated for heat illnesses each year. Many…

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You’ve been sitting in wet clothes – now that troubling itch may mean a yeast infection

Wet underwear after a workout, a wet bathing suit, any wet clothes for too long can lead to one of the most irritating health issues a woman can experience — a vaginal yeast infection. It’s an unpleasant, but very common fungal infection that just about every woman will experience at some point. A yeast infection…

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