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6 incredible cases of autosurgery

6 incredible cases of autosurgery

In this Spotlight, we will discuss six examples of self-surgery. The stories that follow are gruesome and unusual. Although they are not for the fainthearted, they are fascinating. Self-surgery is uncommon, thankfully. Surgery is normally a skillful, delicate procedure that involves a surgeon and a patient. However, over the years, for many reasons, one of […]

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Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives

Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives

People with heart failure are more susceptible to flu complications than other people. However, a new study has revealed that flu vaccinations may have a significant impact on lifespan. The importance of the flu vaccine receives a further boost in a new study. Most doctors, scientists, and other medical professionals consider flu vaccinations to be […]

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Catching Up on News About Catch-Up Sleep

Catching Up on News About Catch-Up Sleep

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Missing out on needed sleep can bring a host of health woes, including diabetes because a lack of sleep affects insulin levels. It also leaves you less alert and less able to focus. And get only four or five hours of […]

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Normal Blood Sugar Levels (Ranges) for Adults with Diabetes

Normal Blood Sugar Levels (Ranges) for Adults with Diabetes

What should I know about blood sugar levels (ranges) in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Normal sugar ranges or levels, mean the normal range of concentrations blood glucose levels (sugar) that occur in the blood measured by a test. Values that are below or above the range of values considered “normal” are […]

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Study Eases Concern That Common Diabetes Med Might Harm Bones

Study Eases Concern That Common Diabetes Med Might Harm Bones

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you have type 2 diabetes and you’re taking canagliflozin to help control your blood sugar, a new study has some good news for you: The drug doesn’t appear to raise the risk of bone fractures. Previously, research had suggested this […]

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Health Tip: Care for Your Incision After Surgery

Health Tip: Care for Your Incision After Surgery

(HealthDay News) — As you recover from surgery, it is important to take care of your incision to minimize the risks of infection or excessive scarring, the American Academy of Family Physicians says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The academy urges you to call your doctor if your wound opens up, turns red or bleeds […]

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Postpartum Opioid Rx May Lead to Persistent Use: Study

Postpartum Opioid Rx May Lead to Persistent Use: Study

Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New mothers who take opioid painkillers after either vaginal birth or cesarean section may be at increased risk of becoming persistent users, a new study finds. Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville examined data from more than 102,000 new mothers in Tennessee. None had used […]