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Infection After Joint Surgery: What You Need to Know

Most joint infections require two surgeries: one to remove the prosthetic joint and treat the infection and another to implant a new joint. More...
Posted in Arthritis on July 29, 2015

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Could Cognitive Therapy Help Your Chronic Back Pain?

If you have chronic pain, you may not be finding adequate relief with medications or surgery. This can affect your mood, your health and your overall quality of life. But pain is not simply a physical sensation; it also has psychological and emotional components, which are not always addressed in a treatment plan. More...
Posted in Back Pain on July 3, 2015

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Depression in Older Adults: Undiagnosed, Misdiagnosed or Left Untreated

Depression and aging do not necessarily go hand in hand. That said, the incidence of depression is clearly higher in older adults. An estimated 6.5 million of the nation's 35 million people age 65 and older suffer from major depression. Unfortunately, the disease is often undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or left untreated in the elderly and can increase the risk of early death and repeated hospitalization. More...
Posted in Depression and Anxiety on July 21, 2015

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Study: Statins May Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer

Statins, a class of drug used for decades to lower cholesterol and protect against cardiovascular disease, may also be effective at reducing the risk of developing esophageal cancer, particularly in people with Barrett's esophagus. More...
Posted in Digestive Health on July 23, 2015

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Caffeine: Why It Makes Your BPH Symptoms Worse

There is no question that caffeine (the active ingredient in coffee) stimulates an already overactive bladder of the sort that is common in men with prostatic obstruction and irritation, increasing urinary urgency and frequency and sometimes leading to urge incontinence. More...
Posted in Enlarged Prostate on July 28, 2015

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Preventing 'Airplane Ear'

Some people -- those who have colds, allergies, sinus infections or anatomy that makes them more vulnerable to pressure changes -- can suffer pain and even temporary hearing loss. More...
Posted in Healthy Living on July 24, 2015

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Should You Take a Statin? Here’s Help Deciding

Guidelines for reducing cardiovascular risk from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology identify four high-risk groups most likely to benefit from statin therapy. More...
Posted in Heart Health on July 10, 2015

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Do You know the Five Major Complications of Hypertension?

High blood pressure or hypertension usually has no signs or symptoms, but over time it can damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of your body. More...
Posted in Hypertension and Stroke on July 14, 2015

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The Risks of Lung Cancer Screening Overdiagnosis

Approximately 18 percent of all lung cancers detected by low-dose CT (LDCT) scans in people at high risk for lung cancer are slow-growing (indolent) tumors that are not likely to affect the person during his or her lifetime. More...
Posted in Lung Disorders on July 9, 2015

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Alzheimer's Clinical Trials: Can They Help Delay Nursing Home Placement?

For reasons that are not entirely clear, research has found that people with Alzheimer’s who participate in a clinical trial are less likely to be placed in a nursing home than those who are not part of a clinical trial. More...
Posted in Memory on July 27, 2015

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Canned Salmon Versus Fresh Salmon: Which Is Healthier?

Canned salmon is as healthy as fresh wild Atlantic salmon, and it might be better for you than fresh farm-raised salmon. More...
Posted in Nutrition and Weight Control on July 15, 2015

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Men: Do You Know Your Osteoporosis Risk?

More than 8 million of the 40 million Americans with osteoporosis or low bone mass are men. And such a loss of bone strength translates to serious consequences. More...
Posted in Osteoporosis on July 24, 2015

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Getting a Rise From Exercise

More than half of all men older than 40 have some degree of erectile dysfunction (ED), according to the American Urological Foundation. Men who seek treatment without the use of drugs might find that regular activity could help... More...
Posted in Prostate Disorders on July 22, 2015

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Advice on Coping with Low Vision

If you've recently been diagnosed with advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or low vision, it's normal to feel anger, fear or grief for your loss. Here are tips to help deal with your diagnosis. More...
Posted in Vision on July 17, 2015

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