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Two-for-One Deal with Antibiotic
It's a "twofer": who knew that a medicine used for fighting infections could also be a pain reliever for surgery? 
Two Good Reasons to Get a Shingles Jab
Seeing the doctor to get a routine vaccine doesn't stop when you outgrow childhood. In fact, seniors over age 65 are encouraged to get the shingles vaccine – and for good reason.
CDC Urges Vigilance About Meningitis
The number of fungal meningitis cases linked to three lots of spinal injections from the New England Compounding Company ( NECC ) has reached 354 with 25 deaths and an additional seven people experiencing peripheral joint infections.
Meningitis Outbreak Continues to Grow
The list of people affected by a recent meningitis outbreak keeps growing. As of Thursday, the list reaches a total of 170 cases in 11 states, with 14 dead.
Using Opium Painkillers to Treat Stomach Pain
Many Americans battle chronic abdominal pain, which may be a symptom of serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or gallstones. However, experts are worried that doctors are over-prescribing opioid painkillers for the pain, especially if another medication is a better option.
New Spoils of War
The life of a soldier is one of serving their country and sacrificing more than anyone may know. A recent study shows the Gulf War Illness (GWI), which affects 25 percent of those serving in Desert Storm, appears to be related to their place of deployment and other tangible factors.