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Health Screenings Every Woman Needs

Health Screenings Every Woman Needs

Latest Women’s Health News SUNDAY, Feb. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mammogram? Check. Pap test? Check. Blood pressure? Check. Hearing and vision? Check. Screenings are an important part of maintaining women’s health. They can detect disease when it’s most treatable and prevent serious problems, according to Dr. Lili Lustig. She is a family medicine specialist […]

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Pelvic Pain (in Women and Men)

Pelvic Pain (in Women and Men)

What causes pelvic pain in women? In women, pelvic pain can occur due to pregnancy-related causes or problems with the reproductive organs in women who are not pregnant. Causes of pelvic pain in women include. Menstrual cramps or problems (cramps during menstruation). The medical term for menstrual pain is dysmenorrhea. Many women experience mild menstrual […]

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Health Tip: Exfoliate at Home

Health Tip: Exfoliate at Home

(HealthDay News) — Exfoliation is the process of removing dead cells from the outer layer of the skin. People typically exfoliate because it may improve the skin’s appearance. But according to the American Academy of Dermatology, if it is not done properly, exfoliation can do more harm than good. Latest Skin News The academy suggests […]

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Medicare/Medicaid Drug Rebates Would be Banned Under Trump Administration Proposal

Medicare/Medicaid Drug Rebates Would be Banned Under Trump Administration Proposal

A proposal to ban drug companies from giving rebates to pharmacy benefit managers and insurers in Medicare Part D- and Medicaid-managed care plans was announced Thursday by the Trump administration. Latest Senior Health News Instead of those rebates, drug makers would be urged to provide discounts directly to pharmacy customers, and pharmacy benefit managers would […]

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Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Head Lice

Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Head Lice

(HealthDay News) — Lice are typically spread by direct head-to-head contact, and less often can be spread by sharing clothing or belongings such as backpacks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Once head lice fall from a host, they can survive for fewer than a couple of […]

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Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules, Study Finds

Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules, Study Finds

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Paramedics have a “remarkably low” rate of compliance with hand hygiene standards, which could put patients at risk for deadly infections, according to a new report. For the study, researchers observed 77 paramedics in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia as they dealt with […]

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Internet Craze Highlighted in Super Bowl Ad

Internet Craze Highlighted in Super Bowl Ad

An internet craze known as ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) was highlighted in a Super Bowl commercial that’s already attracted more than 10 million views. Latest Mental Health News The ad featured calming images of actress Zoe Kravitz whispering into a pair of microphones and softly tapping on a bottle, the AP reported. Some people […]

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Is Brexit a Health Hazard?

Is Brexit a Health Hazard?

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Thousands more deaths from heart disease and stroke could occur in England if Brexit goes ahead, researchers warn. Fruits and vegetables play an important role in heart health, and the United Kingdom is highly dependent on imported produce, the authors of a new study explained. […]