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  • Common antidepressant may ease anxiety more quickly than depression
    A trial of sertraline in primary care found that the common antidepressant reduced anxiety symptoms in 6 weeks with some easing of depression at 12 weeks.

  • Cervical effacement and how to measure it
    Cervical effacement occurs as the cervix prepares for vaginal delivery by thinning and shortening. Learn more about cervical effacement here.

  • What to know about opiate withdrawal
    When coming off prescription or recreational opiate or opioid drugs, people may experience withdrawal symptoms. Learn about the symptoms, timeline, and treatments here.

  • What causes a persistent headache?
    A persistent headache, or a headache that won’t go away, can have many causes. This article discusses common causes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor.

  • What to know about doxycycline
    Doxycycline is an antibiotic that treats serious bacterial infections. We provide a drug overview, including its uses, how to take it, dosages, side effects, and warnings.

  • What are the best ways to cut an ingrown toenail?
    People can prevent ingrown toenails by cutting the nails properly. However, cutting an already ingrown nail at home can make it worse. This article covers home treatment, safety considerations, and how doctors can treat ingrown toenails.

  • What to know about ingrown toenail surgery
    When ingrown toenails are not treatable at home, a doctor may recommend minor surgery. Learn about the recovery time, risks, and different procedures here.

  • Why older adults need regular metabolic risk screening
    New guidelines recommend regular screening of older adults to assess metabolic risk of type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

  • Can you safely pop a blister?
    The body produces blisters to protect damaged skin and help it heal. People should generally avoid popping them unless they are large or very painful. Learn when to pop a blister and how to do it safely here.

  • A guide to psoriatic arthritis medication
    Medications can relieve the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, slow disease progression, and reduce or prevent joint damage. We explore the current treatments and medication advances here.