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How to Pick a Fitness Tracker That’s Right for You

How to Pick a Fitness Tracker That’s Right for You

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to monitoring physical activity, we’ve come a long way from pedometers that only counted steps. Today’s health trackers use sensors to monitor movement and store and analyze the data. You can track calories burned, calories consumed, […]

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As Opioid Crisis Continues, More Donor Organs Carry Hepatitis C

As Opioid Crisis Continues, More Donor Organs Carry Hepatitis C

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Add another hardship to the many already triggered by the opioid epidemic: More donated organs infected with the hepatitis C virus. “The ongoing U.S. opioid crisis has resulted in an increase in drug overdose deaths and acute hepatitis C virus infections, […]

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Diabetic Crisis? ‘Wonder Dog’ Emma Alerts Owner to the Danger

Diabetic Crisis? ‘Wonder Dog’ Emma Alerts Owner to the Danger

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Wherever Kathleen Simmonds goes, her service dog, Emma, isn’t far behind. Emma — also known by her Instagram handle, “Type 1 Wonder Dog” — has been trained to sniff out dangerously high and low blood sugar levels and alert Simmonds so […]

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Expert Panel Says Two Back Pain Procedures May Be Useless

Expert Panel Says Two Back Pain Procedures May Be Useless

Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Injecting cement into broken vertebrae to stabilize an osteoporosis-related spinal fracture does little to reduce pain and disability, a new report says. Two surgeries are used for these types of fractures: vertebroplasty, in which medical grade cement is injected into broken vertebrae to fuse […]

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

What is the treatment for fibromyalgia? There are both medication and non-medication treatments for fibromyalgia. Medication treatments frequently help manage the pain and sleeplessness from which fibromyalgia patients suffer. However, the non-medication treatments are really the basis of treatment for fibromyalgia. The non-medication treatments for fibromyalgia include education, exercise, and stress reduction. Sleep disorders may […]

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Acupressure Is Good Medicine for Breast Cancer Survivors

Acupressure Is Good Medicine for Breast Cancer Survivors

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer survivors struggling with common, lasting symptoms stemming from their treatments may find relief in self-applied acupressure, new research suggests. For survivors with fatigue, self-acupressure improved related issues such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression and sleep difficulties more than usual […]

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What to know about amlodipine

What to know about amlodipine

Amlodipine is an oral medication that doctors prescribe to treat some cardiovascular conditions. In the United States, it commonly goes under the brand name Norvasc. Amlodipine is a type of calcium channel blocker. Doctors commonly prescribe these drugs to treat people with high blood pressure. A doctor may also prescribe amlodipine for coronary artery disease […]

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Best 6 ways to relieve chapped lips

Best 6 ways to relieve chapped lips

Chapped lips, also known as cheilitis, is a common and uncomfortable issue. Home remedies can help get rid of chapped lips without drying them out further. The skin on the lips is much thinner and more delicate than that on other parts of the body. The lips are also exposed to the elements, including the […]

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What is mastoiditis?

What is mastoiditis?

Mastoiditis is a serious infection in the mastoid process, which is the hard, prominent bone just behind and under the ear. Ear infections that people fail to treat cause most cases of mastoiditis. The condition is rare but can become life-threatening without treatment. Symptoms of mastoiditis include swelling behind the ear, pus coming out of […]