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Health Tip: Preventing Kidney Stones

Health Tip: Preventing Kidney Stones

(HealthDay News) — About one in 10 people will have a kidney stone during his or her lifetime, says the National Kidney Foundation. Latest Digestion News Kidney stones are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that can be painful and difficult to pass. To help prevent kidney stones, the foundation suggests: Drink enough water, […]

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Is Hepatitis Contagious?

Is Hepatitis Contagious?

What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the liver. “Hepatitis” is a general term that refers to any inflammation of the liver. Many illnesses and conditions that cause inflammation of the liver. In order to answer the question of whether or not hepatitis is contagious, these illnesses will be broken into […]

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Your Fall Game Plan to Avoid Weight Gain

Your Fall Game Plan to Avoid Weight Gain

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When summer fruits and vegetables start to disappear from grocery stores, and the action shifts indoors to watching sports and munching on unhealthy snacks, it helps to have a diet plan in place to avoid weight gain. First, […]

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Alex Trebek Back Hosting ‘Jeopardy!’ After Completing Chemotherapy

Alex Trebek Back Hosting ‘Jeopardy!’ After Completing Chemotherapy

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Long-time “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has finished chemotherapy — aimed at beating back pancreatic cancer — and is returning to host the popular game show. In video footage that showed Trebek taping a new “Jeopardy!” episode, he said, “I’ve gone through […]

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Heart health: Focus on healthful foods rather than diet type

Heart health: Focus on healthful foods rather than diet type

New research finds that the type of diet a person follows is not as important as simply making sure it includes healthful foods. When it comes to cardiovascular health, the type of diet is less important than ‘simply eating healthful foods,’ researchers say. Most people know that eating a healthful diet is crucial for keeping […]

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Health Tip: Treating a Jammed Finger

Health Tip: Treating a Jammed Finger

(HealthDay News) — A jammed finger can be a small fracture, dislocation or a sprain to one of the joints, says Mayo Clinic. The injury can be painful and the joint can swell. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Few Deaths Tied to Dirty Air, But Threats Persist Health Tip: Which Foods to Wash Health Tip: […]

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E-Scooters Plus Drinking: A Fast-Pass to the ER?

E-Scooters Plus Drinking: A Fast-Pass to the ER?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Drinking and driving an electric scooter doesn’t mix, according to a new study. Researchers reported serious injuries like brain bleeding or fractures that have happened while riding an electric scooter (e-scooter). Alcohol and drugs were a factor in many […]

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Is MS Contagious? (Multiple Sclerosis)

Is MS Contagious? (Multiple Sclerosis)

What is multiple sclerosis (MS)? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) that causes demyelination (destruction of myelin that insulates and protects the nerve cells) of the brain and spinal cord nerve cells. The cause of multiple sclerosis is not known. 4 Types of MS There […]