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Nurse Gail, I am married with kids. I am 45 years old and live in NYC and have not had a complete physical in …

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EMPTY YOUR MEDICINE CABINET on 9/26/2015 The DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is coming up!  Collection bins will be set up throughout the …

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A reader asks, “Someone mentioned something about ‘heat exhaustion’ and I thought they were joking.  Is heat exhaustion a real thing?”  Keilynn Hopkins, a …

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Four cases of measles have been recently documented in New York City.  Specific patient details are protected, but the New York City Department of …

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Marsha Battee owns and operates a travel company, RN Getaways, and is also a registered nurse.  She’s experienced in all things travel-related and gives her …

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Unfortunately 40-60% of tourists traveling to undeveloped countries suffer from Traveler’s Diarrhea.  Despite great effort to avoid it, even savvy travelers find themselves trapped …

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Gail Ingram is a primary care nurse practitioner and has pasty white skin that burns easily.  She shares evidence-based sunburn recovery tips to get …

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Nurse Mia Ross warns travelers going to or from Mexico that there is Hepatitis A in Tulum. I recently took a lovely vacation to …

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Inspired by Facebook know-it-alls, Gail Ingram sets the record straight about birth control, IUDs for young women, and “standard med advice.”   As long …

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Gail Ingram, a primary care practitioner, explains why benifuuki green tea for allergies is the best (and probably the only) variety that works. I …

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Nurse Marsha Battee discusses the importance of ruling out a wheat allergy and Celiac Disease before blaming a food or gluten sensitivity. Gluten is …

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Nurse Gail Ingram starts the conversation about pharmaceutical companies and alternative treatments in her article, “The Basics of Big Pharma And Natural Therapies.” Why …

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Nurse Gail Ingram cautions readers to beware of internet health hype.   The marketing behind health and wellness is a sore subject for me …

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A NurseGail.com reader writes: I want to get my hormones drawn. Where can I get that done? Gail Ingram BSN RN responds: I’m assuming …

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Muscle strain, muscle trauma, joint pain treatment:  Nurse Mia Ross explains the difference in Part II of a three-part Winter Sports Series: Resting my …

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Nurse Marsha Battee answers the question, “Why is the flu so bad this year?” and goes on to tell you how to fight it: …

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Gail Ingram responds to a reader who had a dental emergency (ouch!) and answers the question, “How long does swelling last after a root …

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Sore Muscle Rubs:  Treatment, Recovery, Remedies, Relief. In Part One of a three-part Winter Sports Series, Nurse Mia Ross takes a look at the …

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Nurse Gail Ingram explores Vitamin B17, laetrile, amygdalin: Cancer Cure or Scam?   A patient undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma recently asked me about Vitamin …

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Nurse Gail Ingram draws from both wellness and medicine to provide the best recommendations for her patients.  When recommending the best anti itch cream …

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Pro advice from a nurse: Tips to Keep Your Cold to Yourself (and prevent catching one!) by Gail Ingram BSN RN. Nurses know every …

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A reader asked us if bikes cause bladder infections and Nurse Gail Ingram explains the relationship between bicycles and UTIs: Dear Nurse Gail, I keep …

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  The US government learns more about the health of young Americans during times of war than any other period.  Not because of extensive …

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Can’t sleep?  Nurse Gail Ingram shares natural sleep remedies (also known as ‘sleep hygiene’) to get you back on track:   A reader wrote …

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Nurse Gail Ingram has been following meningitis in NYC and is sad to report that it’s back: I thought we had this thing licked …

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Nurse Gail Ingram (and her grandma!) give you adult cold remedies that work: Despite all the advances in medicine, my grandma’s home remedies for colds …

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Nurse Gail Ingram gives tips to prevent a vaccination “reaction” because reaction stories spread unnecessary fear of flu shots: Seems like anyone who believes …

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Nurse Gail Ingram gives insider tips for a painless flu shot:   I have given over ten thousand flu shots in my nursing career.  …

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Nurse Gail Ingram explains the statistics used to determine morning after pill odds: My girlfriend had a hot weekend sexcapade that required emergency contraception.  …

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Nurse Gail Ingram suggests a new strategy to reduce medical errors based on a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology: A study* …

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I was so excited when Michael Douglas broke the silence about HPV and its connection with throat cancer that I wrote a couple of posts …

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A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine reported that only one out of seven patients is willing to voice their opinion and disagree with …

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