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Aug 16, 2018, 08:05 ETMerck Manuals Survey Finds Majority of Americans Rarely Think About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is the most common sensory disorder in the United States with more than 10 percent of Americans suffering from some impairment that...


Jul 17, 2018, 08:05 ETMerck Manuals Answers Common Questions About Ear Infections in Children

Ear infections are among the most common reasons parents bring their children to a doctor, and yet many parents remain uncertain about how to...


May 24, 2018, 03:57 ETMerck Manuals Provides Three Steps to Take Immediately After a Bee Sting

Nearly a million people visit the emergency room every year for bee and wasp stings. In many cases, patients and parents can treat the symptoms of...


Apr 05, 2018, 08:03 ETMerck Manuals Survey: Medical Students Seek Global Health Experiences to Enhance their Education

With an increasing number of global health programs available to medical students, a new survey found that many students are taking advantage of...


Mar 05, 2018, 08:07 ETMerck Manuals Shares Insights on the Country's Most Common Blood Condition

More than three million Americans suffer from some form of anemia, a condition caused by insufficient hemoglobin in a person's red blood cells, or a...


Dec 18, 2017, 07:42 ETMerck Manuals Survey Finds Americans Fall Victim to Common Cold Myths

Each year, there are millions of cases of the common cold in the United States. The CDC reports that adults average two to three colds per year, and...


Nov 29, 2017, 07:07 ETMerck Manuals Provides Advice, Resources for Postpartum Health

Expecting mothers devote time and energy to learning how to keep their newborn babies healthy and happy. Yet when it comes to their own health, many...


Oct 23, 2017, 12:30 ETMerck Manuals Releases Tips to Help Older Patients Improve Medical Care

s patients get older, the number of doctors they see and amount of office visits they have increase significantly. In fact, adults aged 65 and over...


Sep 27, 2017, 14:16 ETMerck 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 ETMerck 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 ETMerck 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 ETMerck 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 released...


May 24, 2017, 08:03 ETMerck 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 that...


Apr 24, 2017, 08:03 ETMerck 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 ETMerck 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 ETMerck 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 about ...


Feb 13, 2017, 07:12 ETCardiac 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, 07:03 ETGlobal 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, 07:03 ETMerck 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 ETEmergency 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 the ...


Nov 10, 2016, 03:28 ETMerck 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 ETMerck 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 reality, ...


Oct 10, 2016, 08:03 ETMerck 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 survey...


Sep 15, 2016, 08:04 ETMerck 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. Yet...


Sep 07, 2016, 08:03 ETMerck 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, today...