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Liver Disease Symptoms, Signs, Treatment, and Life Expectancy

Liver Disease Symptoms, Signs, Treatment, and Life Expectancy

Cancer and other causes of liver disease Cancers. Primary cancers of the liver arise from liver structures and cells. Two examples include hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. Metastatic cancer (secondary cancer of the liver) begins in another organ and spreads to the liver, usually through the blood stream. Common cancers that spread to the liver begin […]

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Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?

Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for heart attack survivors or people at increased risk, but up to now experts have discouraged the practice for aging individuals in good health. Now, a new evidence review suggests that some healthy seniors and middle-aged […]

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Insulin Price More Than Doubles in U.S.

Insulin Price More Than Doubles in U.S.

Some Americans with type 1 diabetes have cut back on their insulin usage as the cost of the lifesaving drug nearly doubled over a five-year period. Latest Diabetes News The annual amount that people with type 1 diabetes spent on the drug rose from about $2,900 in 2012 to about $5,700 in 2016, according to […]

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Eating Before Bedtime Won’t Send Blood Sugar Levels Soaring

Eating Before Bedtime Won’t Send Blood Sugar Levels Soaring

Latest Diabetes News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Avoiding food before bedtime probably won’t help your blood sugar levels and health, a new study suggests. Some experts say not eating for two hours before going to bed helps prevent high blood sugar (glucose) levels and related health problems such as diabetes and heart […]

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‘Poop Transplants’ May Help Ease Painful Colitis

‘Poop Transplants’ May Help Ease Painful Colitis

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease triggering pain and bloody stools, and it can raise the odds for colon cancer. But now, research suggests that fecal transplants — basically, delivering a healthy person’s stool into the colitis patient’s digestive tract — may be […]

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Health Tip: Evaluating a New Cancer Treatment

Health Tip: Evaluating a New Cancer Treatment

(HealthDay News) — Before a new cancer treatment is available to the public, it must undergo vigorous evaluation, the American Cancer Society says. Latest Cancer News Typically, a new treatment is tested on cancer cells in a laboratory. If testing is deemed successful, there may be testing on animals, followed by testing on people. Ultimately, […]

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Mohs Surgery

Mohs Surgery

What is Mohs surgery? Mohs surgery, also referred to as Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), is a special technique that utilizes both pathology and surgery to remove skin cancers in a physician’s office. Tissue containing the tumor is frozen on a cryostat, and very thin horizontal slices of tissue are cut from the bottom-most layers of […]

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How to identify a hepatitis C rash

How to identify a hepatitis C rash

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes inflammation in the liver. The liver plays a role in other body systems, including the skin. As a result, hepatitis C may cause rashes and other changes in the skin. Hepatitis C can cause scarring in the liver and lead to further issues, such as liver failure. […]

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What is the trapezius muscle?

What is the trapezius muscle?

The trapezius is one of the upper back muscles. It is a large triangular muscle that runs from the occipital bone in the skull to the thoracic spine in the back. It extends to the width of the shoulders. The muscle separates into three sections: the superior, middle, and inferior. Each segment of the muscle […]

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What to know about front shoulder pain

What to know about front shoulder pain

Damage to the shoulder may result from repetitive movements, manual labor, sports, or aging. A person may also injure this part of the body due to a bad fall or accident. Many people visit the doctor with front, or anterior, shoulder pain. The shoulder is a mobile structure that allows the arm to move freely […]