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C-Reactive Protein (CRP Test, Ranges, Symptoms, Treatment)

C-Reactive Protein (CRP Test, Ranges, Symptoms, Treatment)

Diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test A blood test called the sedimentation rate (sed rate) is a crude measure of the inflammation of the joints. The sed rate actually measures how fast red blood cells fall to the bottom of a test tube. The sed rate is usually faster (high) during disease flares and […]

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Exercise Rates Rising for Urban, Rural Americans: CDC

Exercise Rates Rising for Urban, Rural Americans: CDC

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The trend towards Americans getting off their couches and into gyms is hitting city and country folk alike, according to a new report. Overall, the percentage of all adults who now meet or exceed federal exercise guidelines rose from […]

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Costco Frozen Blackberries May Be Tainted With Hepatitis A

Costco Frozen Blackberries May Be Tainted With Hepatitis A

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Townsend Farms, Inc. has told food giant Costco that — according to a U.S. Food and Drug Admiration inspection — frozen blackberry products made by the company may be contaminated with hepatitis A. Latest Digestion News The frozen blackberries are used to make the Costco brand Kirkland Signature […]

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Type 1 Diabetes Might Affect Young Kids’ Brain Development

Type 1 Diabetes Might Affect Young Kids’ Brain Development

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at an early age have slowed growth in brain areas linked to mild cognitive deficits, new research suggests. The study compared MRIs of the brain in kids with type 1 diabetes to age-matched children without […]

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Triglycerides (Tests and Lowering Your Triglyceride Levels)

Triglycerides (Tests and Lowering Your Triglyceride Levels)

Triglyceride test definition and facts Diagram showing makeup of HDL and LDL cholesterol types measured by triglyceride tests Elevated triglyceride levels may be a risk factor for atherosclerosis. Highly elevated triglyceride levels may also cause fatty liver disease and pancreatitis. High triglyceride levels can also be associated with diabetes, kidney disease, and the use of […]

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Antinuclear Antibody Test

What are antinuclear antibodies? Diagram shows what pathologists see under the microscope in an ANA test We normally have antibodies in our blood that repel invaders in our bodies, such as virus and bacteria microbes. Antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) are unusual antibodies, detectable in the blood, that have the capability of binding to certain structures within […]

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What to know about MS in children

What to know about MS in children

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease that can severely damage nerves throughout the body. Symptoms tend to worsen, and as the disease progresses, it can cause impaired speech and motor skills. Multiple sclerosis (MS) can lead to significant difficulties in performing daily tasks and can greatly affect a person’s quality of life. There is no […]

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What to know about surgery for MS

What to know about surgery for MS

Multiple sclerosis attacks the protective coating around the nerves throughout the body, including those in the brain. Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease, which means that it typically becomes worse over time. As it progresses, a person often notices their movement, speech, and other bodily functions becoming impaired. Eventually, these impairments can become life-altering. According […]

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What to know about optic neuritis and MS

What to know about optic neuritis and MS

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