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Xavier Hames is a 4-year-old boy in Australia who has Type 1 diabetes. He is the first person to have a new device/pump implanted to serve as an artificial pancreas that monitors his blood sugars ...

World’s First Artificial Pancreas Device Goes to Boy in Australia

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Who would have thought something coming in at under two inches could cause such drastic changes in your body? The thyroid is a gland located in the middle of the lower neck and it has one main job ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Lauren Klenda's post Thyroid Questions You Might Not Think to Ask Your Doctor

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We all do it. We lean over our phones, laptops or tablets typing away, unaware of how far or for how long we have been bent over our devices. Members of our younger generation, though are ...

Danger: Texting Can Put Strain on Your Spine

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Do you find that many of those terms your health insurance company throws around are confusing? If you do, you are not alone. A 2013 Health Reform Monitoring Survey found that “almost ...

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Do you find that many of those terms your health insurance company throws around are confusing? If you do, you are not alone. A 2013 Health Reform Monitoring Survey found that “almost ...

5 Terms Your Health Insurance Uses That May Confuse You

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National Pharmacist Day is celebrated each year on January 12th to show our appreciation for the contribution pharmacists make to our health care system. I am the daughter of a pharmacist so ...

It's National Pharmacist Day: Thank Your Druggist on January 12

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Having the right caregiver providing home care for aging seniors is paramount. The right person will greatly reduce worry about needs being met and that the senior is being kept safe. The ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Hiring a Home Caregiver? 6 Things You Should be Asking About

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Breast pain or tenderness is also called mastalgia. The pain may feel mild or severe, achy or sharp, and it may come and go. Breast pain commonly affects the upper, outer area of both breasts, ...

Concerned About Breast Pain? Some Causes and Treatments

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and yeast infections are two of the most common problems to befall a woman’s genital area. If you are a healthy young woman, chances are you will experience one (if ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Shaina Gaul's post UTIs and Yeast Infections: How to Know the Difference

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Many of us look for medical advice on TV. Surely if that advice is given by a doctor, it should be sound. Right? However, TV shows like The Doctors and The Dr. Oz Show have only given ...

Dr. Oz and The Doctors Only Right Half the Time, Study Shows

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We are all guilty of passing along myths about skin and beauty treatments. They may sound true but they aren't. Let’s take a look at some of the facts. Myth 1: Drinking a lot of water will keep ...

Don’t Believe These 6 Skin Beauty Myths

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Each year, 750,000 teens are getting pregnant. Often teens aren’t educated or equipped when having to handle the result of having unprotected sex. Out of every 10 teen girls, three will get ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on kristincaliendo's post 8 Things Women Should Know Before Taking Emergency Contraception

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It’s here. Gray skies, blustery temperatures, and less daylight are all signs that winter has arrived. Quickly, before winter blues set in, try these tips to ward off those bluesy, down ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post 6 Things You Can Do to Beat Winter Blues Right Now

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It’s here. Gray skies, blustery temperatures, and less daylight are all signs that winter has arrived. Quickly, before winter blues set in, try these tips to ward off those bluesy, down ...

6 Things You Can Do to Beat Winter Blues Right Now

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Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. In stages I and II, melanoma may be effectively treated with surgical removal of the lesions. However, in stage III the melanoma has ...

Advanced Melanoma: Treatments for Stages III and IV

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We all want our teeth to look white and healthy. Going regularly to the dentist for cleanings and checkups is important, but we also need to protect our teeth in other ways. There are a number ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post These 8 Foods or Drinks Damage Dental Health: Protect Your Teeth

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We all want our teeth to look white and healthy. Going regularly to the dentist for cleanings and checkups is important, but we also need to protect our teeth in other ways. There are a number ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post These 8 Foods or Drinks Damage Dental Health: Protect Your Teeth

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We all want our teeth to look white and healthy. Going regularly to the dentist for cleanings and checkups is important, but we also need to protect our teeth in other ways. There are a number ...

These 8 Foods or Drinks Damage Dental Health: Protect Your Teeth

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Having the right caregiver providing home care for aging seniors is paramount. The right person will greatly reduce worry about needs being met and that the senior is being kept safe. The ...

Hiring a Home Caregiver? 6 Things You Should be Asking About

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Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel and her husband Darren are a Canadian couple who wanted to have a Hawaii vacation before their baby was born. Huculak-Kimmel was almost six months pregnant with a low-risk ...

Million Dollar Hospital Bill for Early Delivery of Canadian Baby

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Almost two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States are women. 1The first obvious reason for this is that women live longer, but longevity alone does not explain the large ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Why Alzheimer’s May Affect More Women Than Men

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Almost two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States are women. 1The first obvious reason for this is that women live longer, but longevity alone does not explain the large ...

Why Alzheimer’s May Affect More Women Than Men

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It seems sort of a waste to not do something with that excess skin from your waist if you want to have surgery to remove it. In 2007, Dr. Beverly Shafer must have thought the same thing when she ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Do You Have Excess Skin from Weight Loss? Donate It

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Currently, it is estimated that 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. This includes about 200,000 people under the age of 65 who have developed early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Many ...

Alzheimer’s Disease: 10 Things You May Not Know

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It has happened to all of us. You use a product that looks wonderful on the shelf and the next thing you know, you are having a skin reaction to it. There are a number of chemicals you may be ...

New SkinSAFE App by Dr. James Yiannias and EmpowHER Coming Soon

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It is natural to be concerned whether kissing, where one partner has cancer of the mouth or throat, can pass HPV on to the other person. Oral cancer has been found to be predominately caused by ...

Kissing Not Thought to Spread Oral Cancer Caused by HPV

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Children who have disfiguring skin conditions were found to have a higher quality of life when they used camouflage makeup. Anyone of any age, including men, who have vitiligo, birthmarks, ...

How to Use Camouflage Makeup and Where to Buy It

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Kids who wore makeup to camouflage disfiguring skin conditions were teased less and were happier overall, according to research from a recent study performed in Montreal, Canada. Pediatric ...

Makeup Camouflaging Kids' Skin Conditions Boosts Quality of Life

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Some women who have had breast cancer treatment have chosen to have a breast tattoo to create the look of a new nipple or through a more elaborate ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post P.ink Day: Oct. 10 for Breast Cancer Survivors and Tattoo Artists

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If a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itches, it could be an indicator of skin cancer according to a recent study out of the Department of Dermatology at Temple University School of Medicine. ...

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There is little reason to rejoice, if you have skin cancer. However, a study performed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York did find that study participants who had been diagnosed ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Can Having Skin Cancer Provide Protection Against Alzheimer's Disease?

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Tobacco use has been associated with an increased risk of oral HPV-16, a virus linked to oral and throat cancers. People who used tobacco in any form tested positive more often than those who had ...

Tobacco Use Connected to Increased Risk of Oral HPV

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Some women who have had breast cancer treatment have chosen to have a breast tattoo to create the look of a new nipple or through a more elaborate ...

P.ink Day: Oct. 10 for Breast Cancer Survivors and Tattoo Artists

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We know to leave wounds alone while they heal. However, at certain points in the healing process they can really itch and drive you crazy. Why does that itch happen and what are you supposed to ...

Why Does a Healing Wound Itch? 5 Things You Can Do About it

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Eating fish has many health benefits. A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital has discovered one more. Women who had two or more servings of fish a week were found to have a 20 percent ...

Eating Fish May Reduce Hearing Loss by 20 Percent

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Teenage acne and endometriosis appears to have a connection. Women who suffered from severe acne in their teens were found to have a 20 percent increased risk of developing endometriosis, in a ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Severe Teenage Acne May Increase Endometrosis Risk

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Teenage acne and endometriosis appears to have a connection. Women who suffered from severe acne in their teens were found to have a 20 percent increased risk of developing endometriosis, in a ...

Severe Teenage Acne May Increase Endometrosis Risk

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If a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itches, it could be an indicator of skin cancer according to a recent study out of the Department of Dermatology at Temple University School of Medicine. ...

Pain or Itching Could Be An Indicator of Skin Cancer

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Four engineering students from North Carolina State who are concerned about sexual assault wanted to make a contribution to society. “In the U.S., 18% of women will be sexually assaulted in their ...

Nail Polish That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs: Good or Bad Idea?

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Ever gotten inspired to make your own facial mask, hair conditioner or lip gloss? These products can be made safely. However, nix any idea of making your own mascara. Anything used so close ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Making Your Own Mascara is a Bad Idea

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It's normal for hair to fall out. We normally shed 50 to 100 hairs a day. However, sometimes other causes for losing our hair are at play. Depending on the cause, there may be things we can do ...

Hair Falling Out? 8 Reasons Women Lose Their Hair

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The song “The Look of Love” was famous in 1967, however the difference between the look of love and lust was not really explored back then. Researchers from University of Chicago have studied ...

The Difference Between the Look of Love and the Look of Lust

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"Expression" is a hyaluronic acid product sold by Enhancement Medical, LLC. It had gained popularity as an off-label injectable facial filler, but due to increasing reports of adverse reactions, ...

Don't Use 'Expression' Product as Dermal Filler: FDA Alert

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Shiitake mushrooms are an Asian delicacy frequently added to stir-fries or used as a source of protein in vegetarian cooking. What may come as is surprise is that one can be “allergic” to ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post A Shiitake Mushroom Rash

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Shaking hands has been the traditional method of greeting another person or to end a meeting here in the United States. However, sometimes you may have wanted to go and quickly wash your hands ...

Handshakes Are Out, Fist Bumps Are In -- And More Healthy

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Your child appears flushed and you wonder if she has a temperature. Putting your hand on her forehead you get a quick read that her skin feels hot. In the bathroom, you have an assortment of ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post How Accurate Are Skin Thermometers?

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Having trouble falling asleep is a pretty common problem. In fact 1 in 10 Americans suffer from insomnia, according to Yahoo news. In recent months, numerous articles and YouTube videos have ...

Can’t Sleep? Try Listening to the Sleep Whisperer

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It seems sort of a waste to not do something with that excess skin from your waist if you want to have surgery to remove it. In 2007, Dr. Beverly Shafer must have thought the same thing when she ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Do You Have Excess Skin from Weight Loss? Donate It

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I looked at my middle finger and was surprised to see the intensity of the purple color of my skin. I tried to think, what could have caused this purple episode to occur in a single finger? Was it ...

The Mystery of the Purple Finger: What Could Have Caused It?

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How do you feel when you wear the color red? What do you think of women who are dressed in red? A recent study from University of Rochester showed that women may feel sexually threatened when ...

Women in Red Regarded as Sexually Threatening by Other Women