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While some people look forward to the warmer days of summer, for people with multiple sclerosis, summer heat may make symptoms worse. MS is a condition that damages nerves. This interferes with ...

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

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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!

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Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet this year? If not, are you going to? If you answered yes, you are among the 45 percent of Americans who usually make resolutions for the New ...

Make a Declaration of Your Passion Going into the New Year

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You probably know that you should brush your teeth twice a day. But what about your tongue? Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is typically caused by bacteria in your mouth. When you eat, ...

Bad Breath? Try Cleaning Your Tongue!

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What is Multiple Myeloma? Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer. It affects plasma cells that produce antibodies to fight infections and diseases. Healthy plasma cells are found ...

Multiple Myeloma Can Cause Kidney Damage

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If you feel like you are losing the battle of the bulge, check to see if one or more of these issues may be helping you pick up pounds you don’t want, or hold on to pounds you’d like to lose. You ...

13 Surprising Causes of Weight Gain

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Sponsored by: MyOCJourneyIf you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you and your health care team can begin the process of fighting your disease. Be your own best advocate by ...

Ovarian Cancer- Understand Your Cancer to Better Defend Your Health

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Holiday travel can be exciting as you head out to see friends and families and visit other climates. But it can also mean exposure to a variety of ailments including colds and the flu. Here ...

Stay Healthy When You Travel: Follow These 10 Tips

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With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, many of us will now turn our focus towards buying gifts. I’m one of many adult children that live far from my family. Because of this distance, visits ...

Denise DeWitt commented on Mike Good's post This Holiday Season Give the Gift of Love to a Caregiver

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Heading into the New Year is the perfect time to put technology to work to achieve fitness goals. Check out these healthy technology gift ideas for the fitness fan or tech guru on your shopping ...

Healthy Technology Gift Guide for Tech Gurus and Fitness Fans

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For people with Alzheimer’s disease, art and music therapy can provide outlets for communication and connections with the past, even after memories and speaking ability are ...

Art and Music Therapy Prompt Connections for Alzheimer’s Patients

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Being a caregiver can be emotionally and physically exhausting. If someone you know is taking care of someone who is elderly, disabled or seriously ill, there are many things you can do to help ...

9 Ways You Can Help a Caregiver

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Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition that damages the brain’s ability to function. Common symptoms of AD include forgetfulness, problems remembering things, confusion about time, and ...

How the Brain Changes with Alzheimer's Disease

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are both conditions that cause coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Although it is easy to confuse them, it is important to know ...

COPD and Asthma Aren’t the Same: Here’s What’s Different

Do you, or does someone you know, cough a lot or get out of breath easily? Many people mistakenly think coughing and breathlessness are a normal part of getting older. These symptoms can be ...

COPD: What are Its 5 Most Common Symptoms?

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We’ve been told for years to watch our cholesterol. Now a new study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and Lund University in Montreal, Canada has added ...

Lower Cholesterol to Protect Your Aortic Valve

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If you had ovarian cancer would you be able to recognize the symptoms? Sadly, the answer for many women is, probably not. Ovarian cancer is sometimes called a silent disease because its symptoms ...

Ovarian Cancer: Know the Symptoms of This Silent Threat

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If your children drink milk other than cow’s milk, they may not be getting enough vitamin D, according to researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital. Their report was published in the Canadian Medical ...

Not Drinking Cow’s Milk? Your Child May Be Low on Vitamin D

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Bed bugs infestations have been reported in hotels, apartment buildings and even in movie theater seats. As their name implies, bed bugs are small insects that are most often found living in beds ...

Bugs in Your Bed? Natural Remedies May Not Get Them Out

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New studies show that sleep apnea can affect many aspects of health, including an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and depression. Current ...

Sleep Apnea Causes Lack of Sleep and Serious Health Risks

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An organ transplant can be a life-saving surgery for someone with a necessary organ that is about to fail or no longer functions. But appropriate organs are not always available for transplant ...

Organ Transplant: Could You Be a Candidate?

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Want to fight cancer? Pick up your video game controller! That message goes out to kids with cancer as well as adults who want to help fund the search for a cure, and have a chance to play video ...

Video Games Fight Cancer On and Off the Screen

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Sponsored by: #beBRCAware Do you have ovarian cancer, or do you know someone who does? The American Cancer Society estimates that a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer is 1 in 73. So if ...

Ovarian Cancer – Be Aware to Help Save Lives

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Many women are concerned about the changes they will experience as they go through menopause. A woman has gone through menopause when she has 12 consecutive months without a period.Perimenopause ...

Prepare For Menopause Before It Starts with These 6 Steps

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Research suggests that genetic testing may one day help doctors choose the most effective drug to treat an individual woman’s ovarian cancer. Researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer ...

Choosing Best Ovarian Cancer Drug May Be Aided by Genetics

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Listening to loud music, especially for extended periods of time, can cause hearing damage at a young age. That was true for the current generation of adults who grew up listening to loud ...

Listen Up! MP3 Players Can Damage Your Hearing

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You've probably experienced computer eye strain if you spend more than two hours a day focused on a computer, whether you are working, studying, surfing the web, watching TV shows or interacting ...

Computer Eye Strain: Avoid the Headache!

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Back to school means the excitement of picking out a new backpack for many students. But while children and teens concentrate on color and style, parents should also pay attention to size and ...

Don’t Let Your Child’s Backpack Be a Pain in the Neck, Or Worse

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The heartbreaking loss of a pregnancy early in life may lead to increased risk of cardiovascular disease after menopause. Women who had one or two miscarriages or stillbirths were 18 percent ...

Loss of Pregnancy May Increase Heart Disease Risk Later

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Early detection of Alzheimer’s may start in the eyes or nose, not in the brain. This conclusion is the result of several new research studies that were reported during the week of July 12-17, 2014 ...

The Key to Detecting Early Alzheimer's May Lie In Your Eyes and Nose

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Can fidgeting help you stay fit? A recent study seems to say “yes.” Any kind of motion or activity, including fidgeting, can help offset the effects of being too sedentary, according to ...

Go Ahead and Fidget: You'll Improve Your Heart Health

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Women whose ovaries stop normal functioning before they are 40 are at higher than normal risk of osteoporosis or brittle bones. A recent study at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center ...

Bones of Women with POF May Be Protected by Hormone Treatment

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If you’re trying to lose weight, you may have been told to try eating more slowly. That’s easier said than done for many of us who gobble our food without noticing how fast we’re eating. That’s ...

Want to Eat Slower? Try an Electronic Fork

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Past research has shown us that there is a connection between getting enough sleep and maintaining a healthy weight. Now a new study from the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, ...

Want to Help Your Child Avoid Obesity? Get Enough Sleep!

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Just because a child or adult is rescued from a near-drowning situation does not mean the danger of drowning is over. Post-immersion respiratory syndrome or “secondary drowning” can result in ...

Is Your Child at Risk for Secondary Drowning?