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Patient’s COVID-19 Battle Changed Test Protocols

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The first community-acquired case of COVID-19 in the United States posed many questions for doctors, but the answers they found led to key changes in federal guidelines for coronavirus testing.

Mysterious Heart Damage Hitting COVID-19 Patients

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Most of the attention in the COVID-19 pandemic has been on how the virus affects the lungs. But evidence shows that up to 1 in 5 infected patients have signs of heart damage and many are dying due to heart problems.

Trending Clinical Topic: Pandemic

New developments in the global coronavirus outbreak remain the focus for many and once again inspired the top trending clinical topic.

Study: No Need for Adult Tetanus, Diphtheria Shots

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The new findings mesh with the World Health Organization’s recent recommendation to only vaccinate adults for tetanus and diphtheria if they didn’t have a full series of shots as children.

Bad Sleep, Bad Diet = Bad Heart?

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Social Media Stokes Myths About Vaccines

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For Tracking Steps, Patients Stick With Phones, Not Wearable Devices: Study

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Hidden Dangers of Ultraprocessed Foods

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Unless you make all your food at home from scratch — and even then — processed food is practically unavoidable. But there are degrees of processing.

AHA News: Father's Fatal Stroke a 'Wake-Up Call' for Sons

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Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb 'High-Risk' Prostate Cancers

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Could High-Tempo Tunes Help Maximize Your Workout?

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Time Spent on the Links May Lengthen Life

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AHA News: Stroke Survivors Might Need Better Screening for Depression

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Coronavirus in America: Keep Your Panic in Check

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Texting While Walking Is Risky Business

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2 in 3 Americans Unaware That Heart Disease Is Leading Killer of Women

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Massachusetts' Health Reforms Helped Catch More Cancers Early

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Weight-Loss Surgery Brings Surprise Bonus: Breathing Easier

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Health Highlights: Jan. 20, 2020

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Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

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Depression is the leading cause of disability. Researchers are discovering new things about depression every day.

A new study examines the link between drinking tea and lower rates of depression in older Chinese adults, revealing the characteristics of tea drinkers.

How long does molly stay in your system?

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The exact length of time that molly, or MDMA, stays in a person’s system depends on several factors, including how much of the drug they have taken. Learn more here.

 

 

Eye exercises: Some tips and techniques

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Some people believe that certain eye exercises can help improve vision or treat eye conditions. There are a number of eye exercises a person can try. Read about them here.

Supplement may help burn fat long after exercise

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Taking an appetite suppressant produced by gut bacteria may help increase the value of moderate exercise for weight loss, according to a new study.

New SARS-like virus may be spreading outside China

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Reports of a novel virus spreading to countries in East and Southeast Asia have put local authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) on alert.

Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

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People have discussed the potential health benefits of turmeric for thousands of years. A recent review assesses the evidence for its use against cancer.

What factors influence a person’s height?

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Genes determine around 80% of a person’s height, but environmental factors can also affect it. This article looks at how people can increase their height during development.

What to know about pelvic floor dysfunction

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Muscles and other parts of the pelvic floor can weaken or spasm, causing pelvic floor dysfunction. Learn more about this health issue here.

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What types of eye doctors are there?

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There are three main types of eye care doctor. In this article, find out about their different roles, as well as the differences in training and levels of expertise.

Aicardi syndrome: Everything you need to know

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Aicardi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes seizures, vision problems, and other symptoms. Here, learn about treatments and more.

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Full liquid diet: Everything you need to know

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A doctor may recommend a full liquid diet for a short time for people with certain medical conditions. Learn more about what to eat and avoid on the full liquid diet here.

Demisexuality: What to know

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People who identify as demisexual only experience sexual attraction to another person if they feel a strong emotional bond or connection with them first. Learn more here.

Exercises and remedies for Baker’s cysts

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Arthritis is a pain.  Staying informed is not a cure, but it is a start.

A Baker’s cyst is a sac of fluid that forms behind the knee. Here, learn about exercises and remedies that can help with prevention and treatment.

Depression during period: Everything you need to know

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Depression is the leading cause of disability. Researchers are discovering new things about depression every day.

Depression is a common symptom before and during a period. Find out why hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can contribute to depression and learn what to do.

10 causes of an itchy face

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A person might experience an itchy face for a variety of reasons. In this article, learn more about the possible causes and how to treat them.

What to know about oscillopsia

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Oscillopsia is the sensation that the surrounding environment is constantly in motion when it is not. Oscillopsia is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. Read more here.

What to know about symphysis pubis dysfunction

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Itchy rash: 8 types

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Many different factors and conditions can lead to an itchy rash, including eczema, skin allergies, and psoriasis. Read about some of them here.

Blocked tear duct: What to know

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When tear ducts become blocked, tears build up. These irritate the eyes, increasing the risk of infection and causing painful swelling. Read more about blocked tear ducts here.

What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?

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People with anorexia tend to severely restrict their food intake, while those with bulimia go through periods of overeating followed by unhealthful behaviors to ‘purge.’ Learn more here.

In the Future, Could Exercise's Benefits Come in a Pill?

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Flu vaccines may shrink tumors and boost cancer treatment

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Keypads are full of germs. The "enter" button is the worst, because everyone needs to press "enter".  Learn more on how to protect yourself during cold and flu season.

According to recent experiments in mouse models, a flu shot may effectively shrink cancer tumors and boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy.

Cardiomyopathy: What to know

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Cardiomyopathy is a disease that involves a weakened heart muscle. The condition makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood throughout the body. Read more here.

What to know about alcohol and depression

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Alcohol is a depressant and can amplify or trigger depression symptoms in some people. Learn more about the links between depression and alcohol in this article.

What is water brash?

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Did you know that 60 percent of adults will experience some type of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) within a twelve month period and 20 to 30 percent will have weekly symptoms. It is important to know causes and treatment options if and when required.

People with gastroesophageal reflux disease may experience a symptom called water brash. Read more about the causes and treatment of water brash here.

Does smoking cause depression?

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Depression is the leading cause of disability. Researchers are discovering new things about depression every day.

Can smoking lead to depression? A new study examines the link between smoking tobacco and the incidence of depression among students.

Anxiety and loss of appetite: What is the link?

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While some people with anxiety tend to overeat, others have little or no appetite. Learn more about the link between anxiety and appetite loss here.

What to know about brain atrophy

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Brain atrophy can refer to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between these cells. In this article, learn about the symptoms of brain atrophy, as well as some causes and treatments.

What are the types of depression?

There are several different types of depression, which is a common mental health condition. Learn about their symptoms and who is at risk in this article.

What are the types of depression?

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Depression is the leading cause of disability. Researchers are discovering new things about depression every day.

There are several different types of depression, which is a common mental health condition. Learn about their symptoms and who is at risk in this article.

Health Tip: Taking Down the Christmas Tree Safely

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Treatment options for IBS

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. Learn about the treatments and remedies here.

Are pesticides in food harmful?

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Some people may be worried about the effect of pesticides in their food. Read this article to learn about how pesticides can affect health.

One Big Roadblock to Opioid Addiction Treatment

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Many Girls, Young Women Getting Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

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Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?

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A new study found a link between inadequate hydration and poorer cognitive functioning, especially in memory and attention tasks — but only in older women.

Chest pains during pregnancy: What to know

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A range of factors can cause chest pain during pregnancy, and some are more serious than others. Here, learn about these issues and when to see a doctor.

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Which is better: Bottled water or tap water?

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Is bottled water safer than tap water? Which option tastes better, and are there any other factors to consider when choosing between them? Learn more about bottled water vs. tap water here.

How to remove dead skin from the face

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Exfoliating the skin on the face is a good way to remove dead skin cells. In this article, we look at various exfoliants and what to avoid so as not to damage the skin.

Influenza A vs. B: What to know

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Keypads are full of germs. The "enter" button is the worst, because everyone needs to press "enter".  Learn more on how to protect yourself during cold and flu season.

Influenza A and B are the most common types of flu in humans. Here, learn about the differences between influenza A and B, including their symptoms and treatments.

Why caffeine may limit weight gain

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After observing the effect in rats, scientists propose that consuming caffeine can limit weight gain and other adverse effects of a pro-obesity diet.

Should we all be eating more protein?

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A new analysis concludes that consuming increased levels of protein only benefits people who are dieting or participating in strength training.

Mindfulness training may lower blood pressure

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Hypertension affects more than one in five people and hypertension is the most common reason to visit a doctor.  Hypertension is the number one reason for taking medication and the risk for developing hypertension among adults aged 55 to 65 years with normal blood pressure is 90%.

A recent study concludes that a specially designed mindfulness curriculum can significantly benefit individuals with high blood pressure.

How to stay healthy on Christmas Day

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Christmas Day tends to be indulgent. In this feature, we will help you find ways to enjoy yourself without being left feeling too unhealthful.

Health Highlights: Dec. 24, 2019

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This information is designed for educational purposes only and should not be used in any other manner. This information is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified health care provider. A consultation with your health care professional is the proper method to address your health concerns. Read the whole thing

This information is designed for educational purposes only and should not be used in any other manner. This information is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified health care provider. A consultation with your health care professional is the proper method to address your health concerns. You are encouraged to consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Rapid advances in medicine may cause information contained here to become outdated, invalid or subject to debate. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

Aspirin: Friend or foe after breast cancer?

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Pharmacy and Medication:  


Know your medicine and arm yourself with information about your prescription therapy to ensure effective treatment, keep you safe, and help you to be aware of potential problems.  Your Pharmacist is also an excellent medication consultant, if you have questions your Pharmacist is only a phone call away.

A new study focuses on DNA change to investigate why aspirin use is linked to different outcomes in different individuals after a breast cancer diagnosis.

A guide to the best probiotics

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Pharmacy and Medication:  


Know your medicine and arm yourself with information about your prescription therapy to ensure effective treatment, keep you safe, and help you to be aware of potential problems.  Your Pharmacist is also an excellent medication consultant, if you have questions your Pharmacist is only a phone call away.

There are many types of probiotic, and each has a different set of health benefits. In this article, learn about the best probiotics for various situations.

What to know about fever during pregnancy

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Experiencing a fever during pregnancy can be worrying. Learn about the effects that a fever might have on a pregnant woman and their fetus, as well as when to seek help, here.

This information is designed for educational purposes only and should not be used in any other manner. This information is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified health care provider.

A consultation with your health care professional is the proper method to address your health concerns. You are encouraged to consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Rapid advances in medicine may cause information contained here to become outdated, invalid or subject to debate. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

Can the keto diet treat epilepsy?

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The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Here, learn how the keto diet could help reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures.

Meningococcemia: Everything you need to know

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Cold and Flu:  


Keypads are full of germs. The "enter" button is the worst, because everyone needs to press "enter".  Learn more on how to protect yourself during cold and flu season.

Meningococcemia is a serious blood infection that causes a rash and other symptoms. Doctors can help prevent severe complications, including death, with prompt treatment. Learn more.

AHA News: Own a Nutcracker? Turn Pecans Into a Festive Treat

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This information is designed for educational purposes only and should not be used in any other manner. This information is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified health care provider. A consultation with your health care professional is the proper method to address your health concerns. You are encouraged to consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Rapid advances in medicine may cause information contained here to become outdated, invalid or subject to debate. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

What to know about eco-anxiety

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Your Health:  


Eco-anxiety is a type of fear related to environmental damage and ecological disaster. This article looks at what it is and some tips for managing it.

Cancer drug shows promise in Parkinson’s disease safety trial

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Pharmacy and Medication:  


Know your medicine and arm yourself with information about your prescription therapy to ensure effective treatment, keep you safe, and help you to be aware of potential problems.  Your Pharmacist is also an excellent medication consultant, if you have questions your Pharmacist is only a phone call away.

A small clinical trial of nilotinib in people with Parkinson’s disease finds that the cancer drug is reasonably safe and holds promise as a therapy.

What can cause an afternoon headache?

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Pain:  


Many people experience headaches in the afternoon. Common causes include dehydration, muscle tension, caffeine, hunger, alcohol, and eyestrain. Learn more here.

Eggs and cholesterol: Is industry funded research misleading?

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Cholesterol:  


Everybody has cholesterol.  Your body needs it and not all cholesterol is bad.  Not only can diet and lifestyle impact your cholesterol level, but research is showing that your genetics can play a role as well.

A recent review asks whether industry funding has skewed the research into the effect of dietary cholesterol on blood cholesterol levels.

What is the best diet for mental health?

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Research into the effects of diet on mental health is still ongoing, but the findings to date are promising. Learn about what to eat to improve mental health here.

Flu during pregnancy: What to know

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Cold and Flu:  


Keypads are full of germs. The "enter" button is the worst, because everyone needs to press "enter".  Learn more on how to protect yourself during cold and flu season.

The flu can cause harm during pregnancy. Learn about how to treat it, the symptoms, when to seek help, and about the safety of the flu shot.

Weight gain during period: What to know

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Some people may experience perceived or actual weight gain around the time of their period. Read on to find out why and how to prevent weight gain during a period.

How to reduce food waste

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There are many ways people can reduce food waste, including properly storing food, freezing, pickling, and using food scraps in stocks and compost. Learn more.

Are some makeup ingredients toxic?

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Your Health:  


Although many ingredients in makeup are safe, some common ingredients can be harmful to both the body and the environment. Learn more here.

What is a heavy metal detox?

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Certain foods and medications can help remove excess heavy metals from the body. This article looks at the effectiveness, benefits, and risks of a heavy metal detox.

How to safely dispose of medication

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Your Health:  


Discarded drugs can be harmful to people and the environment. This article provides a go-to guide and steps to take on how to dispose of different types of medications in the U.S.

Study finds ‘strong link’ between vaping and depression

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Depression:  


Depression is the leading cause of disability. Researchers are discovering new things about depression every day.

According to a recent study, people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to report depression. The association was strongest in younger people.

Sustainable diet: Everything you need to know

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Although there is no consensus on which diet is the most sustainable, there are many steps a person can take to reduce their environmental impact. Learn more here.

What to know about marijuana detox

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Addiction:  


Marijuana contains some compounds that remain in the body after use. Many factors affect how long it stays there. Learn about the marijuana detox process here.