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What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

One common and effective treatment for breast cancer is radiation therapy. However, it does have some side effects. A doctor may recommend radiation therapy in combination with other treatments, such as surgery and chemotherapy. There are two main types of radiation treatment: External beam radiation: This involves a doctor applying radiation from an external machine […]

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Why are my feet swollen?

Why are my feet swollen?

A person might experience swollen feet for a number of reasons. Some causes, such as minor injury, are apparent and easy to treat. Others, however, may be signs of a serious underlying health condition that needs prompt medical attention. Here, we take a look at some of the reasons why a person’s feet may appear […]

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Can Viagra permanently damage vision?

Can Viagra permanently damage vision?

For the first time ever, researchers investigate — in cellular detail — the damage that high levels of Viagra can do to the retina. Taking too much might threaten color vision. How might a blue pill make you see red? There are few drugs as well-known as sildenafil citrate, commonly sold under the brand name […]

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Are probiotics good or bad for Crohn’s disease?

Are probiotics good or bad for Crohn’s disease?

Probiotics are living microorganisms, including bacteria and yeast, that can benefit the body. Some people take probiotics to enhance the digestive bacteria in their gut. People with Crohn’s disease, which is an inflammatory disorder affecting the gastrointestinal tract, experience a variety of digestive problems. Probiotics may help reduce the symptoms of this condition. People can […]

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Diabetes: Fridge temperature may make insulin less effective

Diabetes: Fridge temperature may make insulin less effective

New research that set out to analyze the temperatures at which people living with diabetes store their insulin is now warning against the perils of improper storage for the quality and effectiveness of the hormone. Storage temperatures may affect the quality of the insulin. More than 30 million people in the United States are currently […]

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Crohn’s mouth ulcers: What to know

Crohn’s mouth ulcers: What to know

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that mainly causes symptoms in the digestive tract. However, some people experience symptoms elsewhere, including mouth ulcers. Doctors call mouth ulcers and other symptoms outside of the digestive tract extra-intestinal manifestations of Crohn’s disease. Some people develop mouth ulcers several years before they experience any intestinal symptoms due […]

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Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid Nodules

How are thyroid nodules diagnosed? Will they take a biopsy? Thyroid nodules usually are discovered by the health care professional during routine physical examination of the neck. Occasionally, a patient may notice a nodule as a small lump in their neck when looking in the mirror. Once a nodule is discovered, a physician will carefully […]