Signs and symptoms of depression

Depression is commonly misused to describe the feelings associated after a bad day, bad week, or going through a hard time. However, depression is far more complex than general sadness. There is no one answer as to what causes depression, but there are common signs and symptoms that can help you recognize if you -- or someone you know -- is depressed.

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Weighing the pros and cons of double knee replacement surgery

Man holds his knee after having double knee replacement surgery

When you’re suffering from chronic pain in both knees, getting around to do everyday activities like going to the store or walking your dog can feel unbearable.

For many knee pain sufferers, knee replacement provides the relief they need to get back to their everyday life without constant pain. When you’ve decided on knee replacement as an option, the decision becomes whether to have a single knee replacement (one surgery for each knee) or to have both knees done at once.

This blog article will discuss the advantages and downsides of double knee replacement and share what to expect after surgery.

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Warning signs of an infected wound

Wound infections occur when germs and bacteria get inside the wound and grow within the damaged skin. When a wound has become infected, you may experience symptoms such as pain, swelling, and redness. More severe infections can cause symptoms such as nausea, chills, and fever. If you have a wound that is becoming infected, it's important that you act fast to avoid any further damage.

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Pain from ear infections: What to watch for in children and adults

physician looking at little girl's ear infection.

For parents, nothing is more heartbreaking than to see their child in pain, and pain from ear infections is something many kids will, unfortunately, have to go through at some point. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), five out of six children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday.

While anyone can get an ear infection, children get them much more often than adults. Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their children to the doctor.

Read on to learn about the different types of ear infections that can strike both children and adults, what signs to look for that indicate you or your child might have pain from an ear infection, and when to go for help.

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How to beat the common cold

As the seasons change, it's common for many people to catch the common cold. In most cases, there is no need to see a doctor for your cold symptoms. If your symptoms do not go away over time, or worsen, call your doctor to get some extra help in fighting the common cold. If you feel like you've come down with symptoms this season, try these tips to beat the common cold.

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