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Are You Sure It’s a Cold? Your Patient’s Symptoms Are Probably Just Winter Allergies

During the winter, many patients go to their doctors office seeking a remedy for their annual cold. Often, however, their symptoms turn out to be the result of something else entirely: allergies. How can this be? they ask, I only get allergies in the spring. In fact, winter allergies are extremely common and are easily confused with the common cold because the symptoms are so similar.

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Cancer Riddle, Solved

Cancer is a mysterious disease for many reasons. Chief among the unknowns are how and why tumors form. The team discovered that cancerous cells actively recruit healthy cells into tumors by extending a cable of sorts to grab their neighbors–both cancerous and healthy–and reel them in.

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