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Swimmer’s Ear (External Otitis)

Swimmer’s Ear (External Otitis)

Swimmer’s ear in adults and children definition and facts Swimmer’s Ear (Outer Ear Infection) Swimmer’s ear, or external otitis, is typically a bacterial infection of the skin of the outer ear canal. In contrast to a middle ear infection, swimmer’s ear is an infection of the outer ear. Swimmer’s ear can occur in both acute […]

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

What is the treatment for iliotibial band (IT band) syndrome? Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury that causes inflammation. Initial treatment includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). Anti-inflammatory medications, like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve), may be helpful. Note that any over-the-counter medications can have potential side effects, as well as interactions […]

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Drink Coffee, Avoid Gallstones?

Drink Coffee, Avoid Gallstones?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — To the many ways in which coffee seems to confer unexpected health benefits, add a lowered risk of painful gallstones. After tracking nearly 105,000 Danes for an average of eight years, researchers found that those who downed more than six cups […]

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Diabetes Control Has Stalled Across U.S.

Diabetes Control Has Stalled Across U.S.

Latest Diabetes News FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — U.S. adults with diabetes are no more likely to meet disease control targets than they were in 2005, a new study finds. Typically, diabetes treatment focuses on controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as not smoking. For the study, Massachusetts General […]

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Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)

Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Low blood sugar occurs when there is not enough sugar in the blood. What is low blood sugar? Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is syndrome that results from low blood sugar. The severity and symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary from person to person. Blood tests can diagnose low blood sugar, and […]

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The Alexander Technique: What Could It Do for You?

The Alexander Technique: What Could It Do for You?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The Alexander Technique has been used for more than 100 years to improve performance, posture and other body mechanics, yet it’s arguably the least well known method for achieving these benefits. Though some people call it a form of bodywork, […]

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Can Older Women Stop Getting Mammograms?

Can Older Women Stop Getting Mammograms?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although regular screening mammograms can catch breast cancer early, new research suggests women over 75 who have chronic illnesses can probably skip this test. The study findings indicate that women with chronic conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes, would likely […]

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Liver Cancer

Liver Cancer

What are liver cancer treatment options? The medical treatment chosen depends upon how much the cancer has spread and the general health of the liver. For example, the extent of cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver can determine the treatment options for the cancer. Similarly, the spread and extent of spread of cancer beyond the liver […]

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A simple text could help keep diabetes under control

A simple text could help keep diabetes under control

Providing people with a safe way to manage their own care could be an effective solution to the healthcare burden of long term conditions. According to researchers in China, this could come in the form of text messages. Motivational text messages could help people living with diabetes better manage their condition. Researchers have found that […]