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Crohn’s Disease vs. Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

Crohn’s Disease vs. Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

What is Crohn’s disease? What is ulcerative colitis (UC)? Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, or UC, are types of IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), but they are not the same disease. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory process with no known cause (idiopathic) that can affect any part of the gastroesophageal (GI) tract from the […]

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Is Hepatitis C Contagious?

Is Hepatitis C Contagious?

Hepatitis C Symptoms Most people with hepatitis C or hep C have no symptoms when they contract the infection. Those that do have symptoms of hep C infection may experience abdominal pain. fatigue, fever, joint pains, loss of appetite nausea, poor appetite, and vomiting. Read more about hepatitis C symptoms » Is hepatitis C contagious? […]

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5 Ways to Cut the Fat From Your Diet

5 Ways to Cut the Fat From Your Diet

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — About half of all Americans take steps to limit or avoid saturated fats, the kind found in foods like fatty red meat and cream. But fewer than one-third stick to the limit set by the Dietary Guidelines for […]

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Fatigue

Fatigue

Is there a test to diagnose fatigue? The key to finding the cause of fatigue in a patient is the care the health care professional takes in compiling a medical history. It is important to ask questions not only about the loss of energy but also about other potential problems that the patient may be […]

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or SEID)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or SEID)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) facts Picture of a Man with Fatigue Caused of Sleep Apnea (HPV) Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is defined by two major criteria, chronic severe fatigue for at least six months not caused by a diagnosable disease or relieved with rest and at least four other […]

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alirocumab (Praluent)

alirocumab (Praluent)

What is alirocumab, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Alirocumab is a man-made injectable drug that reduces cholesterol levels in the blood. It is the first member of a new class of drugs called proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors. Cholesterol is carried in the blood to a large extent by […]

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pertuzumab (Perjeta)

pertuzumab (Perjeta)

What is pertuzumab? What is pertuzumab used for? Pertuzumab is an intravenous drug that is used to treat breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast (metastasized). It belongs to a class of drugs called monoclonal antibodies. Other monoclonal antibodies used for treating breast cancer include trastuzumab (Herceptin) and ado-trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla). The cells of […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Flat Feet

(HealthDay News) — Flat feet occurs when one foot or both feet have a flatter-than-normal arch, says the Institute for Preventive Foot Health. Latest Arthritis News About 18 million adults in the United States have the condition. The institute says cases that aren’t inherited may be prevented by: Wearing well-designed footwear. Looking for wide toe […]