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Some people think the word “hysterectomy” means removing all of the female sex organs but that isn't the case. In fact, a hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus, or womb. There are ...

Is Ovarian Cancer After a Hysterectomy Possible?

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If you have itchy or scaly patches on your skin caused by psoriasis, you may be able to reduce how often you have flare-ups by avoiding known triggers of your disease. Psoriasis is an ...

7 Psoriasis Triggers to Stay Away From

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Finding a flu shot seems to get easier every year. If going to the trouble of making an appointment at your doctor’s office doesn’t appeal to you, consider one of the many alternative locations ...

Flu Shots: Does It Matter Where You Go for Yours?

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When you think of arthritis, you probably think of joint pain. For people with rheumatoid arthritis, complications of the disease can move beyond the joints and may affect the nervous ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Nerves as well as Joints

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If someone you love has dementia, don’t give up on trying to communicate! Dementia is a progressive disease that causes loss of brain function. Over time, dementia makes it more and more ...

If Someone You Love Has Dementia: 3 Tips To Aid Communication

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Did you get a flu shot? Is your tetanus shot up to date? Did you ever have chickenpox? If so, you might want to get vaccinated against shingles. Vaccines are a common part of the modern ...

Vaccines Teach Your Immune System to Fight Disease

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Wisdom is said to come with age and for many of us approaching middle age, part of that wisdom may include protecting skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Research and common sense both support ...

Protect Your Skin from Damaging Rays of the Sun as You Get Older

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You’ve probably heard that UV rays can increase the risk of skin cancer. Think your skin color can protect you from skin cancer? Think again! People of color have a natural advantage over ...

Trust Your Sunscreen, Not Your Skin Color!

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Is your body craving a dose of vitamin D? If you always wear sunscreen and are careful to protect your skin, it might be! Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin because being out in ...

Does Sunscreen Block the Sunshine Vitamin?

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Sponsored By: The Stork® OTC If you and your partner have been trying to get pregnant for a year without success, one of you may have a fertility problem. Although the blame for infertility has ...

Male Infertility May Reduce Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

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Spending time in the sun can put your skin at increased risk for melanoma or other types of skin cancer. But don’t think the parts of your body that don’t get much sun are safe. Be aware of ...

Spotting Skin Cancer: 10 Places You Need to Check

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From home to the car to the office, school or store, many of us spend our summers moving from one air-conditioned space to another. But have you ever considered the quality of the air coming out ...

Is Your Air Conditioner Good for Your Health?

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You know staying hydrated is important, especially in the heat and humidity of summer. So how much water should you drink every day? The answer depends on your personal health, and how ...

Avoid Dehydration This Summer: How Much Water is Enough?

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If you think the only thing you need to do to stay hydrated is drink when you’re thirsty, think again! If you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Dehydration simply means your body does ...

Why All the Hype About Hydration?

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Sponsored By: BodyLogicMD You and your doctor have both decided that hormone therapy is the best treatment option for you, but now you are faced with an even tougher decision – which type of ...

Bioidentical Hormones vs. Synthetic Hormones: What’s the Difference?

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When mosquitoes are buzzing, are you the most likely person in your family to get bitten? Research has shown that there is truth to the idea that some people attract mosquitoes more than ...

Think You’re a Mosquito Magnet? You May Be Right!

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National Men’s Health Week comes around every year during the week that ends with Father’s Day. That makes June the perfect month for men (or the people who love them) to schedule a physical to ...

Men’s Health Week Is June 15-21: All Men Should Have These Tests

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If you’re like I was a month ago — “past a certain age” and still colonoscopy-free — you’ve probably been procrastinating more because of the idea of the bowel cleanse than out of fear of the test ...

Act Your Age — Have a Colonoscopy

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Sponsored By: BodyLogicMD When you think of a hormone imbalance, you probably think of hot flashes and other symptoms that are common among women experiencing menopause. However, many people ...

The Effects of Hormone Imbalance in Men and Women

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If someone in your life has arthritis, there are many ways you can make things easier and lift his or her spirits. Here are some suggestions: 1) Learn about arthritis Your friend will ...

Arthritis and the People You Love: 10 Ways You Can Help

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The Science Behind Why It’s So Hard For Some Women to Get Pregnant

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The most familiar and most common type of stroke occurs in the brain. But there is another type of stroke known as a spinal stroke that can also cause significant damage in the nervous ...

Stroke vs. Spinal Stroke: What’s the Difference?

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A new, effective treatment to relieve and potentially prevent asthma symptoms may soon be under development. Researchers at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom believe they may have ...

Potential Root Cause of Asthma Discovered by Scientists

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Sponsored By: BodyLogicMD Are you tired all the time? Do you have less energy than you used to? Is your memory just not what it used to be? Do you have hot flashes or night sweats? These ...

The Science of How Hormones Change During Menopause

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If you have atrial fibrillation, you probably already know that you may be at higher risk of having a stroke. Now, a new method is being tested to determine which people with Afib are at ...

MRI May Help Determine Stroke Risk for Those With Afib Some Day

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Sponsored by: URISTAT® It is a common myth that only women in their 20s are susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs). Did you know UTIs are actually very common among perimenopausal and ...

Urinary Tract Infections During Menopause – Don’t Put Up with the Pain

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Menopause is a natural part of the aging process for women. But for some of us, that process might start sooner than normal due to our exposure to certain chemicals. According to a new study ...

Early Menopause May Have Links to Everyday Chemicals

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If your eyes feel tired or dry after time spent looking at your electronics, blue light may be partly to blame. Blue light exposure can be a serious problem that can cause permanent damage to the ...

Protect Your Vision by Filtering Out Blue Light

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Drinking is a common social activity shared by men and women. But a recent study published in the U.K.’s BMC Medicine medical journal reveals that, in general, men drink significantly more than ...

Drinking Habits of Men and Women Differ: Men Drink More

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7 Organs You Can Live Without

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Even if you have “perfect” 20/20 vision, you could have symptoms of something going wrong with your eyes that could result in visual impairment or even blindness. Regular eye exams are ...

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Domestic violence is a type of abuse between partners that is often unrecognized by the person being abused. Domestic violence can take many different forms including intimidation, physical or ...

Are You In An Abusive Relationship? 8 Warning Signs

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Bipolar Disorder Symptoms For Women and Men Aren't the Same

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Avoid Making MS Symptoms Worse: Keep Cool

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Hemodialysis is a type of dialysis that removes waste from your blood if your kidneys are not able to function well. Dialysis is typically needed when your kidney function drops to 15 percent or ...

Hemodialysis: Artificial Kidneys Can Clean Your Blood

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When it comes to the human brain, researchers agree with what people have long believed — men and women really do think differently. Scientists have identified approximately 100 differences ...

You Knew Men and Women Think Differently: Here's How

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Kidney dialysis is a process that helps filter impurities out of your blood if your kidneys are not able to do the job on their own. The kidneys act as filters for your body. Their job is to ...

Kidney Dialysis: Cleaning Your Blood When Your Kidneys Fail

Bipolar disorder is a common psychiatric disease that affects up to 2 percent of the population and is responsible, according to researcher Dr. Edward Ginns, for more disability than cancer. ...

Rare Genetic Disease May Lead to New Bipolar Disorder Treatment

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If you have two healthy kidneys, you may have the ability to save a life. Most people have two kidneys, but they really only need one to maintain good health. That makes it possible for ...

Your Kidney Could Save a Life: Learn About Living Donation

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We all know certain behaviors like smoking can increase your risk of cancer. But can all cancers be linked either to something we did or some factor we inherited? The surprising answer for ...

Risk of Cancer: Genetic, Behavior or Just Bad Luck?

Bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder are two different conditions that are often confused with each other because both include some similar symptoms. Identifying which disorder ...

How to Identify Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorders

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Medical breakthroughs and state-of-the-art techniques give doctors new tools as they work to improve treatments for heart disease. New innovations for treating cardiovascular disease are on the ...

7 Innovations in Heart Disease Treatments

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Including family heirlooms in your wedding can be a wonderful way to connect your family history with that of your spouse. It can help family and friends on both sides learn more about you as a ...

Something Old, Something New: Creative Ideas for Family Heirlooms

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We all appreciate a sparkling white smile. But the surface of your teeth plays a much more important role than just looking good. Enamel is the hard shell that covers the outside of our ...

Protect Your Tooth Enamel, Save Your Smile

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If you have hot flashes, what you eat may play an important role in how severe your hot flashes are and how frequently they occur. As women approach menopause, their hormone levels start to ...

Can Eating Right Cool Your Hot Flashes?

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Do you do things to try to make yourself more beautiful? Most of us would answer yes. But what those things are can vary dramatically depending on where in the world we live. The United States ...

Beauty Around the World: Where Does Your Look Fit In?

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Do you take any medications that interact with alcohol? If you automatically answered “no” you might be surprised by the results of a new study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and ...

Is Combining Medications and Alcohol Putting Your Health at Risk?

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National Puzzle Day is a holiday that takes place each year on January 29th. Although not recognized as an official holiday by congress, National Puzzle Day celebrates a pastime loved by people ...

Wake Up Your Brain! Join In National Puzzle Day

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Women who have moderate to severe hot flashes or night sweats during menopause may be at higher risk for problems with their bones, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical ...

Severe Hot Flashes during Menopause May Put Bones at Risk

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Are you tired of your New Year’s resolutions? Are you ready to throw in the towel on your good intentions and let your life get back to normal? If so, you’re not alone! Statistics show that ...

Ready to Ditch Your Resolutions? January 17th is Your Day!