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Have you ever wondered why your ears feel plugged or "pop," why antibiotics can help with certain infections but not others, or why rashes seem to get worse when you scratch them? Here are some explanations, in plain language, about these and other topics.

Sometimes it's incredibly helpful to understand the system--for example, what factors does your provider use to make medical decisions?

From personal anecdotes to little-known facts about the industry, nurse practitioner Carissa Arens writes to help empower individuals to take charge of their own health.

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It is often maligned but not always the culprit. When there is pain or trouble that seems to come from the ear, here are good things to know.

The Ear – Is it the Problem, Or Not?

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