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Hysterectomy Procedure Tied to Worse Cancer Outcomes

Hysterectomy Procedure Tied to Worse Cancer Outcomes

Latest Women’s Health News THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women who must have their uterus removed should be wary of a procedure called uncontained uterine power morcellation, Yale University researchers warn. This once common surgical option for hysterectomy or myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) has been linked to worse outcomes for patients with […]

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Health Tip: Hurricane Readiness

Health Tip: Hurricane Readiness

(HealthDay News) — An important part of hurricane readiness is collecting supplies that will help keep your family safe, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Before a hurricane, the CDC suggests that you: Prepare an emergency water supply. Prepare emergency food and medicine supplies. Gather a flashlight […]

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aripiprazole (Abilify, Aristrada)

aripiprazole (Abilify, Aristrada)

What is Abilify, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Abilify (aripiprazole) is an anti-psychotic medicine used for the medical treatment of psychotic conditions and disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It also is used with other medications for the treatment of major depression in adults. The exact mechanism of action of Abilify […]

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Polio

Polio

Non-Polio Enterovirus Disease What is Non-Polio Enterovirus Disease? Enteroviruses are a group of viruses that include the polioviruses (viruses that cause polio) along with other types of viruses called coxsackieviruses and echoviruses. Rhinoviruses (viruses that cause the common cold) are the most common viruses infecting humans. The second most common viruses infecting humans are the […]

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Portal Hypertension

Portal Hypertension

Portal Hypertension Splenomegaly Why the spleen becomes enlarged When blood cannot easily flow through the liver, it tries to bypass the portal system, using the systemic venous system to return to the heart. Symptoms of portal hypertension are caused by the complications of decreased blood flow through the liver and increased pressure within veins where […]

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Health Tip: Controllable Stroke Risk Factors

Health Tip: Controllable Stroke Risk Factors

(HealthDay News) — More than 750,000 people have a stroke each year in the United States, says Cleveland Clinic. But as many as half of all strokes are preventable, the clinic says. Latest Heart News Risk factors that are under all or partial control include: The clinic reminds us that a doctor can evaluate your […]

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atorvastatin (Lipitor) vs. simvastatin (Zocor)

atorvastatin (Lipitor) vs. simvastatin (Zocor)

What are atorvastatin and simvastatin? Atorvastatin and simvastatin are both chemicals that interfere with liver cells’ cholesterol production. They are in a family of statins which also includes: The molecules of the medications target an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase, one step in the chemical process cells use to fabricate cholesterol from simpler types of molecules. […]

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Take a Fresh Look at Fitness Classes

Take a Fresh Look at Fitness Classes

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tired of taking the same old cardio class? It’s time to explore some of the combination classes being offered at both large gyms and small, more personalized fitness centers. One of the most popular options is the multi-discipline class […]

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The Most Common NFL Sports Injuries and Recovery

The Most Common NFL Sports Injuries and Recovery

By Karina Lichtenstein on 09/20/2019 2:53 PM Latest Exercise & Fitness News Source: MedicineNet Health News With football season in full swing, NFL teams are racking up injuries along with their touchdowns. This week 23 players are out with injuries and 12 sit on the injury reserve list, with more than 100 more players in […]

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Just 2 Weeks on the Couch Starts to Damage Your Body

Just 2 Weeks on the Couch Starts to Damage Your Body

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study proves that the old adage “use it or lose it” is definitely true when it comes to fitness. After just two weeks of sedentary behavior, formerly fit people had: A decline in heart and lung health […]