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Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Lactose Intolerance

Posted: 08/25/2014 - Virtually everyone is either directly affected by lactose intolerance, or knows someone who is. It's a common problem, but one many people are confused about, incorrectly thinking it's an allergy.

Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Choking

Have you ever had something go “down the wrong pipe”? It can be scary and cause lots of coughing, but you can usually make a quick recovery. If a person is truly choking, he or she cannot breathe or talk because the trachea, or windpipe, is completely blocked. If you know how to respond, you could help save a life.

ASSIGNMENT 13: The high cost of health care

Updated: 07/30/2014 - Why is the cost of healthcare so high? It's a question many patients and even doctors are asking. Now a group of doctors in northern Wisconsin say they want to do something about it, or at least spark a conversation.
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Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

Posted: 07/27/2014 - Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country.

Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Foot Pain

Posted: 06/30/2014 - With summer in full swing, many people are constantly on the go to different activities. Busy days of running around can bring up the topic of foot pain. Dr. Alicia Arnold breaks down a few of the causes.

Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Preventing misdiagnoses

Updated: 05/13/2014 - A recent research article estimated that about 12 million adults in the U.S. are misdiagnosed every year while receiving outpatient medical care. So how can patients improve their own care? Dr. Alicia Arnold has tips.

Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: ACL Injuries

Updated: 05/05/2014 - We hear about ACL injuries in the knees of professional athletes, but statistics show that they are becoming more and more common in kids. Dr. Alicia Arnold explains what parents should know.

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