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Can Drug Help Relieve RA fatigue?

Up to 80 percent of individuals who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) struggle with fatigue, with many reporting that exhaustion is as debilitating as joint pain, if not more so. Can TNF inhibitors help? More...
Posted in Arthritis on April 10, 2016

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Taking Acetaminophen Safely

Because acetaminophen is an active ingredient in so many different drugs, it’s easy to unintentionally exceed the recommended amount without realizing it, putting yourself at risk for adverse side effects. More...
Posted in Back Pain on April 22, 2016

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Treating Fecal Incontinence

The inability to control your bowels can lead to embarrassment and cause you to avoid social situations, but fecal incontinence is often treatable. More...
Posted in Colon Cancer on April 17, 2016

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Study: 'Laughing Gas' May Help Relieve Treatment-Resistant Depression

Depressive symptoms improved significantly at two hours and 24 hours after treatment in people who received nitrous oxide compared to those who received placebo. More...
Posted in Depression and Anxiety on April 8, 2016

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A Serving of Yogurt a Day Keeps Type 2 Diabetes at Bay?

Recent research suggests that consuming just one serving a day of yogurt can lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 18 percent. More...
Posted in Diabetes on April 22, 2016

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Taking Your Reflux Meds Correctly

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) can relieve the heartburn and discomfort associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), as well as heal damage done to the esophagus by the stomach’s acids. But if you’re looking for optimal results, make sure you’re taking these powerful drugs properly. According to a recent study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, 61 percent of users aren’t doing so. More...
Posted in Digestive Health on April 15, 2016

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Relief for ED Associated with BPE Treatment

About 5 to 15 percent of men who use 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs) to treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) experience erectile dysfunction (ED) or other sexual side effects. More...
Posted in Enlarged Prostate on April 24, 2016

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Artificial Sweeteners: What You Need to Know If You Have Diabetes

Choosing foods and beverages made with no- and low-calorie sugar substitutes may seem like a guilt-free way to satisfy a sweet tooth. But questions have long lingered about these alternative sweeteners. Are they safe? Can they help manage your weight? And how do they affect blood glucose? More...
Posted in Healthy Living on April 17, 2016

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Treating Sleep Apnea May Help AF

Getting sleep apnea under control can help prevent recurrent episodes of atrial fibrillation (AF), a research review suggests. More...
Posted in Heart Health on April 25, 2016

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Silent Atrial Fibrillation: Seeking the Cause of Unexplained Stroke

Atrial fibrillation, also called AF or AFib, is a major suspect in strokes of no known cause. Although AF is the most common form of abnormal heart rhythm, it can be hard to detect because, in many cases, it doesn’t cause symptoms. More...
Posted in Hypertension and Stroke on May 4, 2016

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Taking a Closer Look at the Lungs

Bronchoscopy is an examination that allows your physician to view the airways of your lungs and take samples of mucus or tissue from them. Here's what you need to know about this test. More...
Posted in Lung Disorders on May 5, 2016

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Smoking and Dementia: What You Need to Know

A growing body of scientific research conducted over the last decade suggests a strong connection between smoking and dementia. More...
Posted in Memory on May 3, 2016

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Water: a Key Ingredient in Recipe for Weight Loss

People who drink one to three cups of plain water tend to reduce their “empty-calorie” intake from sweetened foods and beverages, according to recent research. More...
Posted in Nutrition and Weight Control on May 1, 2016

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Does Milk Benefit Bones?

It’s a fact—humans need calcium and vitamin D to build strong bones. And drinking milk that’s fortified with vitamin D is an easy way to get those nutrients. But does that mean drinking milk will help prevent osteoporosis-related fractures? More...
Posted in Osteoporosis on April 13, 2016

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Sexual Function After Prostate Cancer Surgery: What You Should Know

Even an expertly performed nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy causes some degree of trauma to nerve bundles. Here are some important facts about sexual function and what to expect after robotic-assisted or traditional open radical prostatectomy. More...
Posted in Prostate Disorders on May 2, 2016

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Calcium Supplements: Do They Increase AMD Risk?

A 2015 study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that older people who took more than 800 mg/day of calcium as a supplement were more likely to be diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). More...
Posted in Vision on April 11, 2016

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