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What to do when your allergy medicine stops working?

Maybe you have a new allergy trigger. Or you’re treating the wrong symptoms. No matter the cause, learn how to find a better allergy medicine for you.

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Can high cholesterol cause headaches?

Wonder if high cholesterol is causing current or chronic headaches? Here’s everything you need to know about the connection.

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Do hats cause hair loss?

Worried that your favorite cap is stressing out your hair? Here’s what to know about the causes of hair loss. Plus, how you can prevent thinning or balding with a little TLC—or prescription treatment.

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Can you get pink eye from a fart?

If you’re worried that pink eye can be spread via farts, you’re not alone. Here, our health experts separate fact from stinky fiction.

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Are we getting sick younger? Here's what the science says.

The latest research shows that younger people are losing hair, getting cancer, and waking up to pee a few times overnight. Why? Let’s dig into the details.

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Can allergies cause a fever?

Think allergies may be firing up your temperature? Our experts share what to know about allergies and fever—including when to see a doctor no matter your fever source.

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Can a yeast infection delay your period?

Can vaginal candidiasis disrupt the timing of your monthly flow? Our experts share everything to know about the connection between periods and yeast infections.

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The latest studies on heads and hair

What researchers know about migraines, compulsive hair pulling and the cancer risks to consider before dying your hair.

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Can you have sex with a yeast infection?

Feeling itchy and frisky? Here’s what to know about how sex can affect a yeast infection—and vice versa. Plus how the two can increase risk factors for pregnancy and STIs.

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Is high cholesterol genetic? (And can it be prevented?)

Diet aside, learn how genetics can play a part when it comes to cholesterol levels. Plus, how to treat high cholesterol with prescription treatment.

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How long does motion sickness last?

Motion sickness can be a real drag. How long can you expect it to last? Our experts share what to know about symptoms, duration and treatment.

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How to cure BV in one day?

Bacterial infections can cause uncomfortable and distracting symptoms. So can you cure BV in a single day? Here’s what to know about this common condition.

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When does pink eye cause fever?

Are you dealing with sensitive, itchy eyes and a fever? Our experts break down what to know about pink eye + fever. Plus, when to seek medical help.

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How long does gout last?

Sudden, intense joint pain can feel unbearable. Discover a few ways to improve symptoms and minimize future flares.

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How much does Paxlovid cost in 2024?

Why is Paxlovid so expensive now? Here’s what to know about the cost of Paxlovid with or without insurance and how to get Covid-19 treatment online.

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Eye twitches, conjunctivitis and more eye health updates

Curious about why your eye muscles are pumping? Looking for online pink eye treatment? These tips will keep your vision clear throughout the new year.

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How many Covid boosters are there?

Here’s what to know about the latest available Covid-19 vaccine boosters, including how to time your next dose for maximum protection.

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Which flu is worse: flu A or flu B?

Get ready to finally understand the types of flu and their names. Plus, why the updated flu vaccine offers top protection against this season's type.

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How long is pink eye contagious after starting drops?

If your eyes are still tearing and emitting pink eye discharge, are you still contagious? Get all the answers straight from the experts.

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How long does Covid-19 take to incubate?

If you’ve been exposed to Covid-19, how long will it take for you to feel sick? Learn all about Covid-19 incubation timing.

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How long does a UTI last?

Learn how long it will take for your painful urination or other UTI symptoms to hit the road—and how prescription treatment can speed up the process.

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What to do (and what to avoid) after a flu shot

Will flu vaccine side effects put you down and out for a day or two? Learn self-care tips and to-do’s to help you bounce back fast.

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Do Covid tests expire? (And can you use them anyway?)

Get answers to common questions about at-home Covid-19 tests, like how they work against current variants and what to do if they've expired.

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How long does a sinus infection last?

Want to know when relief will come? Our health experts cover common sinusitis symptoms, causes and treatments so you can feel better fast.

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Do I have Covid-19, the flu or RSV?

When you have a respiratory virus, these expert tips will help you learn how to determine which one is making you ill.

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When is Flu Season?

Learn how to protect yourself from the 2023 and 2024 flu strains. Plus, how to find prescription flu treatment if you fall ill.

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What to know about Covid vaccines in 2023-2024

Here’s what to know about your current Covid-19 vaccine options. Plus, tips for timing your vaccine for ultimate protection this virus season.

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Can dogs get Covid-19—and spread it to humans?

Is your furry friend under the weather? Here’s what limited research shows about Covid-19 and pets. Plus, how to prevent your dog from a coronavirus infection.

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Is diarrhea a symptom of Covid-19?

Hit with Covid-19 AND gastrointestinal symptoms? Our experts share what to know about GI symptoms and Covid-19. Plus, when you should get medical help.

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How viruses spread on boats, to brains and more

Here's what to know about curbing viral spread on a cruise ship, when to worry about sinus infection symptoms and how to find an online doctor.

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Are sinus infections contagious from one person to another?

Sinus infections can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies and more. Learn about when and how these infections can spread.

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How to tell if a sinus infection has spread to your brain

It is extremely rare for bacteria from a sinus infection to infect the brain. But it does happen. Here’s what to look out for.

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How to stop gout pain at night?

Suffering from nighttime foot discomfort or joint inflammation? Learn how to tame those symptoms and ease the pain for good.

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How different types of protein impact our health

Discover all the ways protein affects heart health and fatigue. Plus, what sustainable protein sources might be in our future.

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Respiratory illness health news to know

What's in wildfire smoke? What inequities put some people in the line of fire? And how can we reverse course on auto air pollution? Read on.

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Do you know these hypertension risks?

High blood pressure doesn't cause symptoms until it's advanced. Learn how pregnancy, the workplace and more can increase your risk so you can catch it early on.

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What do we know about seasonal allergies today?

Keep on top of the latest research on allergies and aging, mixing antihistamines and alcohol and how to best expel phlegm. (Yep, there's a best way!)

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What exactly is a migraine, anyway?

What causes a migraine? How can loved ones help us navigate migraine life? And what tools deliver migraine relief? Get the latest scoop on this brain drain.

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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) and sex: common misconceptions

Before you get frisky, here’s what to know about BV and sex. Plus, how to get BV medication online through a Dr. B health assessment.

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Bacterial vaginosis: causes, symptoms and treatment

How do you know if you have bacterial vaginosis? Get to know the causes, symptoms and treatment options. Plus, how to get BV medication online.

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6 tips for how to prevent bacterial vaginosis (BV)

BV is a common and treatable condition—and no fun! Learn how to stop BV before it starts with these medically-vetted tips.

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How to treat bacterial vaginosis (BV)

Medically-vetted information about common BV medicines. Plus, how you can get BV medication online through a virtual health assessment.

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Is it a yeast infection or...?

An itchy vagina or irregular discharge can cramp your style. Learn how to tell if your symptoms stem from a yeast infection or something else!

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Why do I keep getting bacterial vaginosis (BV)?

Tired of trying to cure BV at home only to have it come back again? Learn why recurrent BV happens and how to get BV antibiotics online.

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Symptoms of a yeast infection

What are common vaginal yeast infection symptoms? How can you determine the cause of vaginal itching or vaginal discharge? Our experts share all that—and more.

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What to look out for: symptoms of bacterial vaginosis (BV)

Learn how to recognize the common symptoms of bacterial vaginosis—and the ones that should have you seeking prescription treatment.

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UTI causes, symptoms and treatment: everything you need to know

When it hurts to pee, we’ve got the expert advice you need to forge a personal UTI treatment plan. Plus, learn how to get UTI antibiotics without leaving home.

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Is it a UTI or…?

How to tell if you have a UTI vs. STD, yeast infection and more. Plus, how Dr. B can help you access UTI treatment online!

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Everything you need to know about how to prevent UTIs

Does cranberry juice really help? And what’s the deal with swimsuits? Here’s expert advice on all that—and more!

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Do you have a UTI? Common UTI symptoms to look out for

We dive deep into how UTIs happen, the worrisome symptoms to watch for and how to get a UTI prescription online.

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How to treat a UTI: all your questions answered

What are the best antibiotics for treating a UTI? Can you prevent a UTI from coming back? And can you get UTI medicine without leaving home?

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What causes a UTI in women? Here are the top 8 reasons

Learn the top causes of urinary tract infections. Plus, how to get a UTI prescription online to send painful symptoms on their way.

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What causes a yeast infection?

Our experts share what causes or increases yeast infection risk. Plus, how to treat a yeast infection treatment online with a virtual health assessment.

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What is bacterial vaginosis (BV)?

What exactly is bacterial vaginosis and how can you get BV medicine online? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Yeast infection causes, symptoms and treatment

Are annoying vaginal symptoms throwing off your game? We've got your back. Learn how to spot (and treat) a vaginal yeast infection.

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Yeast infection treatments

Dig into everything you need to know about antifungal yeast infection treatments—your first line of defense against itchy, painful vaginal irritation.

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