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The healing power of leeches and maggots in hospitals
Monday, December 18, 2017
Leeches and maggots have a long history in medicine. While the idea of using creepy-crawlies to treat serious medical conditions may seem like a relic of medieval times, they have become an important mainstay in modern biotherapeutical practices
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How to maximize your annual trip to the doctor
Monday, November 13, 2017
Many people wait until they’re sick to see a doctor, but committing to an annual checkup routine is important for all adults, especially those 50 and older. While there’s been some controversy in recent years about the effectiveness of an annual, there are ways to maximize your doctor’s visit to ensure you’re getting the most out of the experience.
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Exploring ways to manage your arthritis
Monday, October 30, 2017
Despite its prevalence, arthritis is a commonly misunderstood term that refers not to one single disease, but to a network of more than 100 conditions. “Arthritis is benign mild to moderate inflammation in the small, medium and large joints,” said Ali Rahimi, MD.
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Physical changes to expect after turning 65 and how to prepare for them
Monday, September 25, 2017
Whether you’re in tip-top shape, or beginning to feel some signs of age, you should be prepared for the ways your body changes after 65.
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Why baby boomers need to step up to get tested for hep. C
Monday, August 7, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone born between 1945 and 1965, often called the baby boomer generation, be screened for hepatitis C.
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Understanding the highs and lows of your blood pressure reading
Monday, July 3, 2017
Blood pressure is a key indicator of how well the cardiovascular system is functioning and can signal many diseases and conditions.
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Boost your immune system to fend off shingles
Monday, June 5, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 1 in 3 people in the United States will get shingles at some point, and 1 million new cases are diagnosed annually.
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How to store medication and prescription drugs safely at home
Monday, May 1, 2017
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Follow this guide to learn how to best care for and keep your medications.
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What is life like after losing a limb?
Monday, April 10, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are nearly 2 million amputees living in the U.S., and more than 500 Americans lose a limb each day. Even considering the prevalence of limb loss, the subject is widely under- represented and often misunderstood.
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What your poo says about you and your health
Monday, March 6, 2017
“Bathroom talk” can be an awkward subject to breach, but defecating is a natural process that can indicate a lot about your health.
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Can hormones affect heart health in women?
Monday, February 6, 2017
The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases, and when combined with stroke, these diseases kill an average of 1 woman every 80 seconds.
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The most important things healthy people do every day, and tips for leading a balanced lifestyle in the New Year
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Good health can be measured in many ways. Weight, fitness, emotional well-being, and being disease- and injury-free are just a few of those measures.
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Tips for staying safe on the slopes as snow season kicks off
Monday, December 5, 2016
For many Las Vegans, there’s no better escape from the desert than hitting the slopes come December. While snow sports such as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and sledding offer a much-needed release, they also can lead to injury if safety precautions aren’t taken.
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Should you get screened for lung cancer? Early detection and prevention in Nevada
Monday, November 14, 2016
Lung cancer accounts for 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the United States and, according to the American Cancer Society, more people die of lung cancer every year than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.
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How to best care for an aging family member
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Coping with and caring for an aging family member can be tough. There is a multitude of important considerations, including medical care, finances and the overall well-being of the entire family.