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Dogs Help Injured Vets Cope

Dogs Help Injured Vets Cope

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A big floppy-faced St. Bernard saved the life of Army veteran and combat medic Brian Gliba — but not in the way you might think. Gliba first met Zeus in 2009 while battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dealing with […]

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Low Testosterone (Low-T)

Low Testosterone (Low-T)

What is the definition of low testosterone (low-T)? An underproduction of testosterone causes low-T in men and women. Testosterone is a hormone required for male development and sexual function and is produced primarily in the testicles. Testosterone is responsible for building muscle and bone mass, sperm production, and sex drive. Testosterone influences male pattern fat […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Mononucleosis

Health Tip: Understanding Mononucleosis

(HealthDay News) — Mononucleosis, sometimes called mono, has a group of flu-like symptoms that are usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Latest Infectious Disease News Q Fever? A Bigger Threat to Humans Than Thought Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry Lyme Disease Now a Threat in City Parks Anthrax Is a Risk on Every […]

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New Strain of Strep Causing Cases of Scarlet Fever

New Strain of Strep Causing Cases of Scarlet Fever

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new, more toxic strain of strep A bacteria is causing an outbreak of scarlet fever among British children, researchers report. The upswing in scarlet fever is the biggest seen since the 1960s. Between 2014 and 2016, the number of […]

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Low Residue Diet (Low Fiber)

Low Residue Diet (Low Fiber)

Ulcerative Colitis Diet Plan It’s important to self-manage ulcerative colitis with healthy lifestyle habits and a nutrient-rich diet. Examples of foods to include with an ulcerative colitis diet include: Meat Fish Poultry Dairy products Read more about ulcerative colitis diet plan » What is a low residue diet? A low residue low residue diet is […]

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Is Crohn’s Disease Contagious?

Is Crohn’s Disease Contagious?

What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease can occur anywhere along the digestive tract. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the bowels, mainly involving the small and large intestines. Additionally, Crohn’s disease may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. Crohn’s disease has many subtypes depending on where […]

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Hiatal Hernia (Symptoms, Diet, Surgery, Treatment)

Hiatal Hernia (Symptoms, Diet, Surgery, Treatment)

What is a hiatal hernia (definition)? Hiatal hernia can cause esophageal pain. The esophagus connects the throat to the stomach. It passes through the chest and enters the abdomen through a hole in the diaphragm called the esophageal hiatus. The term hiatal hernia describes a condition where the upper part of the stomach that normally […]

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Hoarseness

Hoarseness

Hoarseness facts Hoarseness or raspy voice is a symptom with a number of different causes. Hoarseness is an abnormal change in the voice. The most common cause of hoarseness is acute laryngitis. The underlying cause of hoarseness can usually be diagnosed by a health care professional based on the patient’s history and physical exam. The […]