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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Lung Surgery

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Lung Surgery

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital following surgery for lung cancer last week. “Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is recuperating at home,” said Kathleen Arberg, public information officer for the Supreme Court, in an […]

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Combo of existing drugs fights bowel cancer and reduces side effects

Combo of existing drugs fights bowel cancer and reduces side effects

The combination of a common cancer drug and another cancer medication is more effective than some standalone drugs in stopping the progression of colorectal cancer. It also reduces unpleasant side effects. A new study identifies a way to improve colorectal cancer treatment using existing drugs. Dr. Richard Goldberg, director of the West Virginia University Cancer […]

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Flexibility: A Must at Every Age

Flexibility: A Must at Every Age

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Flexibility is a component of all types of movement — from everyday activities to the most rigorous exercises. Being flexible helps you stay mobile and avoid injury. Yet flexibility training often gets lost in the shuffle or pushed to the […]

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How to Handle Holiday Stressors

How to Handle Holiday Stressors

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — While others are decking the halls, many people find the holidays trigger anxiety and depression. Stress can arise from financial strain, dealing with difficult relatives or trying to create the perfect holiday, said Michelle Martel, an associate professor of psychology at the University of […]

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Jennie-O Recalls 164,000 Pounds of Ground Turkey on Salmonella Fears

Jennie-O Recalls 164,000 Pounds of Ground Turkey on Salmonella Fears

Minnesota-based Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales is recalling 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey products potentially contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. Latest Infectious Disease News According to a notice posted on the FSIS site, the turkey products were produced between Oct. 22 and Oct 23 […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Whooping Cough

Health Tip: Understanding Whooping Cough

(HealthDay News) — Whooping cough is an infection of the respiratory system caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, the Nemours Foundation says. Latest Infectious Disease News The highly contagious infection, typically affecting children. can trigger coughing spells that can last more than a minute. The child’s face may turn red or purple, and the child […]

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Bilirubin (Bilirubin Test)

Bilirubin (Bilirubin Test)

What should I know about bilirubin and blood test? Picture of blood test result showing Bilirubin, AST, ALT levels. by iStock Bilirubin is a reddish yellow pigment made during the normal breakdown of red blood cells. Normal levels vary slightly from lab to lab; they range from about 0.2 – 1.2 mg/dL. Signs and symptoms […]

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Follow the Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss, Too

Follow the Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss, Too

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines were released, they included details for following the Mediterranean-style diet. That’s the way of eating in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea and has been associated with many health benefits, from a […]

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A Holiday Guide to Portion Sizes

A Holiday Guide to Portion Sizes

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s not just a sign of the holiday season. Food servings have been getting supersized everywhere, from restaurants to grocery shelves. So it can be hard to know what a recommended portion size actually looks like anymore. Whether […]

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Head to the Movies, Museums to Keep Depression at Bay

Head to the Movies, Museums to Keep Depression at Bay

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Movies, the theater and other cultural events can help you fight the blues as you age. And the more you go, the less depressed you’ll be, new research suggests. The British study showed that older folks can cut their depression risk […]