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Health Tip: Taking a Mental Health Day

Health Tip: Taking a Mental Health Day

(HealthDay News) — Taking a mental health day allows you to care for your mental health, something that’s often overlooked, the Gooden Center says. Latest Mental Health News Here are the center’s signs that you may need a mental health day: You are struggling with mental issues that are affecting your ability to work. You […]

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A Good Night’s Sleep Is Key to School Success

A Good Night’s Sleep Is Key to School Success

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Now that children are back in school, it’s important to make sure they get enough shut-eye, sleep experts say. “No matter the age, children report improved alertness, energy, mood and physical well-being when enjoying healthy, consistent sleep,” said Dr. Ilene Rosen, past president of […]

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2019 Sees Big Drop in U.S. West Nile Infections: CDC

2019 Sees Big Drop in U.S. West Nile Infections: CDC

By Adam Townsend on 09/18/2019 3:30 PM Latest Infectious Disease News Source: MedicineNet Health News The mosquito-borne West Nile virus has infected more than 326 people and killed 15 in the U.S. this year, and the numbers are still climbing, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Fortunately, however, outbreaks are on track […]

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Radiation Rx Might Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heart Beat

Radiation Rx Might Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heart Beat

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new technique that uses a targeted high dose of radiation seems to prevent recurrence of a potentially deadly heartbeat for at least two years, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. This irregular rhythm, called ventricular […]

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AHA News: Vitamin D Is Good for the Bones, But What About the Heart?

AHA News: Vitamin D Is Good for the Bones, But What About the Heart?

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Vitamin D plays an important role in overall health, but if you’ve been taking supplements to strengthen your heart, recent research may disappoint you. Although vitamin D is best known for its role in developing strong bones, low blood levels have been linked […]

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Bowel Incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)

Bowel Incontinence (Fecal Incontinence)

Bowel incontinence (fecal incontinence) definition Picture of a Person with Bowel Incontinence Fecal incontinence can be defined as the unintentional loss of stool (feces) or gas (flatus). It is often due to a failure of one or more of the components that allow the body to control the evacuation of feces, when it is socially […]

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Eye Problems and Diabetes

Eye Problems and Diabetes

Diabetic Retinopathy Picture of Diabetic Retinopathy of the Eye The retina is a group of specialized cells that convert light as it enters though the lens into images. The eye nerve or optic nerve transmits visual information to the brain. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the vascular (blood-vessel related) complications related to diabetes. This diabetes […]

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Doubt Over Long-Term Use of Hormone Rx for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Doubt Over Long-Term Use of Hormone Rx for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Running contrary to current guidelines, new research suggests that use of hormone-suppressing treatment over the long term may not help some men battling recurrent prostate cancer, and may even cause harm. In fact, the study found that long-term hormone therapy was tied to a raised […]

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High-Dose Radiation a Game Changer in Fighting Deadly Prostate Cancer

High-Dose Radiation a Game Changer in Fighting Deadly Prostate Cancer

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In what might be a major breakthrough, researchers report that high doses of radiation dramatically prolonged survival in men battling an advanced and aggressive form of prostate cancer. This particular type of cancer occurs when tumors resurface and spread to a […]