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Sep 27, 2017, 14:16 ET Merck Manuals Answers: What is Gout?

It's a pain known to be so excruciating that the weight of a bed sheet can't even be tolerated. Gout affects millions of Americans every year, yet...


Aug 22, 2017, 08:03 ET Merck Manuals Shares Insight for Striking the Right Balance with Vitamin Supplements

Vitamin supplements are big business in the U.S. Roughly half of Americans take some sort of vitamin supplement every day, and a walk through your...


Aug 08, 2017, 08:07 ET Merck Manuals Shares Guidance for Managing Your Child's Emergency Room Visit

Each year, there are more than 25 million emergency department visits for children under the age of 18 seeking care. When a child is sick, parents...


Jul 26, 2017, 08:07 ET Merck Manuals Survey: 88 Percent of Nurse Practitioners Spend at Least Half of Appointment Times on Patient Education

Nurse practitioners play a crucial role in helping patients decode medical information, according to the findings of a Merck Manuals survey...


May 24, 2017, 08:03 ET Merck Manuals Survey: Americans with Digestive Discomfort Take Treatment into their Own Hands

Merck Manuals, one of the world's most widely-used medical resources since 1899, today released the results of a recent online survey revealing...


Apr 24, 2017, 08:03 ET Merck Manuals Provides Tips for Sneaking Healthier Habits into Your Day

Advances in technology allow us to visit friends through a computer screen, order clothing online and have our groceries delivered right to our...


Apr 10, 2017, 08:03 ET Merck Manuals Survey: Medical Students Turn to Google, Medical Websites before Textbooks

The next generation of physicians was raised with information at their fingertips, yet studying medicine in the age of Google Search comes with its...


Mar 23, 2017, 14:24 ET Merck Manuals Dispels Multiple Sclerosis Myths

Though multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common diseases affecting the central nervous system, misconceptions and outdated stereotypes...


Feb 13, 2017, 08:12 ET Cardiac Specialist Answers Questions about Hypertension - the 'Silent Killer'

In the US, more than 75 million people are living with high blood pressure as a result of hypertension. Known as the "silent killer," hypertension...


Feb 03, 2017, 08:03 ET Global Medical Knowledge 2020 Update: MerckManuals.com Becomes Most Widely Translated, Free Medical Resource

Merck Manuals (called MSD Manuals outside of the United States and Canada), one of the world's most widely used medical resources since 1899, today...


Jan 24, 2017, 08:03 ET Merck Manuals Identifies Signs of Thyroid Disorders

This month, millions of Americans will kick off the New Year by making resolutions to stress less, get more sleep and lose weight. And while many...


Dec 07, 2016, 10:45 ET Emergency Room Specialist Shares Advice for Avoiding ER Visits During the Holidays

The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year, but with thousands of families forced to interrupt their merriment annually for trips to...


Nov 10, 2016, 15:28 ET Merck Manuals Shares Advice and Resources for Alzheimer's Caregivers

With more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and more than 10 million caring for someone with Alzheimer's, nearly everyone...


Oct 18, 2016, 08:04 ET Merck Manuals Provides Tips for Identifying and Treating Poisoning

Contrary to popular myths, poison doesn't always come in the form of a tainted red apple or an untraceable dose of ricin in a cup of tea. In...


Oct 10, 2016, 08:03 ET Merck Manuals Survey: 4 in 5 Family Physicians Say Mobile Technology has Changed the Dynamic of Office Visits

As demand on physician's time increases, so in turn does their use of mobile technology to improve efficiencies. According to a Merck Manuals...


Sep 15, 2016, 08:04 ET Merck Manuals Debunks Common Concussion Myths

 From movies to media coverage to high-profile legal battles, concussions are one of the most debated subjects in the world of sports today....


Sep 07, 2016, 08:03 ET Merck Manuals Releases New Mobile Apps for Consumers and Medical Professionals

 Merck Manuals (called MSD Manuals outside of the United States and Canada), one of the world's most widely used medical resources since 1899,...


Aug 11, 2016, 08:02 ET Merck Manuals Releases Steps to Preventing Waterborne Illnesses

The increased attention on water sanitation issues in Rio has raised a lot of questions about water-related illnesses from people worldwide. To...


Jun 15, 2016, 08:08 ET Merck Manuals Provides Tips for Avoiding Tick-Borne Illnesses

 As outdoor activity increases during the summertime, the risk of encountering ticks and contracting a tick-borne illness also rises. Yet ticks...