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The Essential Upper Arm Shape-Up

The Essential Upper Arm Shape-Up

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Just because your upper arms are temporarily hidden under sweaters and jackets doesn’t mean you should neglect them. Here’s how to tone them with weights for better definition now and when they’re fully back in view. Hammer Curls: These […]

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sodium bicarbonate (Alka-Seltzer)

sodium bicarbonate (Alka-Seltzer)

What is sodium bicarbonate? Sodium bicarbonate (Alka-Seltzer Heartburn Relief) is an alkalinizing agent (antacid) that reduces stomach acid. It is a commonly used antacid to treat heartburn, acid ingestion and upset stomach. Is sodium bicarbonate available as a generic drug? Yes. Do I need a prescription for sodium bicarbonate? No. Why is sodium bicarbonate prescribed […]

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Why Are Insulin Prices Still So High for U.S. Patients?

Why Are Insulin Prices Still So High for U.S. Patients?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly a century ago, Dr. Frederick Banting discovered lifesaving insulin, but skyrocketing prices are putting the drug out of reach for many he sought to help. The average price of insulin nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013 in the United States, […]

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Health Tip: Benign Breast Lumps

Health Tip: Benign Breast Lumps

(HealthDay News) –Some 80 percent of breast lumps biopsied turn out to be benign (non-cancerous), says the Stony Brook Cancer Center. Latest Cancer News The most common benign breast condition is a fibrocystic change. These are small, fluid-filled sacs, commonly labeled as cysts. The size and tenderness of such a lump often increases before menstruation. […]

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Many Lung Cancer Patients Not Getting Recommended Treatment

Many Lung Cancer Patients Not Getting Recommended Treatment

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Only two-thirds of lung cancer patients in the United States get the minimal recommended treatment, a new study finds. And race and age appear to play a role in who gets the best care, the researchers said. Black patients were only 78% as likely to […]

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Study: Aging With Down Syndrome Means Huge Alzheimer’s Risk

Study: Aging With Down Syndrome Means Huge Alzheimer’s Risk

By Peter Schelden on 11/08/2019 2:29 PM Latest Alzheimer’s News Source: MedicineNet Health News People with Down syndrome seem to face a much greater risk of dementia — particularly Alzheimer’s disease — than previously known, according to new research. And they often exhibit symptoms much earlier in life. For the first time, researchers inspected Medicaid […]

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What can cause shoulder cracking or popping?

What can cause shoulder cracking or popping?

Hearing a cracking or popping in the shoulder can be unsettling. However, unless it accompanies pain, swelling, or other symptoms, joint cracking and popping are generally harmless. Cracking, clicking, and popping sounds are quite common in the joints. Doctors refer to this as crepitus. Though crepitus happens often, the reason that joints pop is not […]

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Rosehip oil: Benefits and how to use it on the face

Rosehip oil: Benefits and how to use it on the face

Rosehip oil comes from the seeds of the rosehip fruit. Its rich antioxidant content suggests it may be useful for treating a number of skin conditions. As an oil, it may also have potential as a cleanser and makeup remover. Many skincare companies now offer rosehip oil either in its pure form or as an […]

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The temporal bone: Anatomy and function

The temporal bone: Anatomy and function

The temporal bone consists of a pair of bones that help make up the skull. Many cranial nerves and blood vessels pass through the temporal bone. Injuries to this bone can cause a loss of function in the facial muscles, as well as hearing loss and heavy bleeding. Keep reading to learn more about the […]