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Protecting Your Head

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There is a good reason why coaches pull athletes from games after they suffer a blow to the head: The effects of a concussion sometimes last for decades after the injury. And the sooner an athlete returns to their sport after the concussion, the more ...
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AAA Screening

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The normal diameter of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, is about 2.5 centimeters, which is about the same as the diameter of a quarter. If the aorta becomes enlarged, however, the cost can be much higher: a rupture, resulting in a hemorrhage, ...
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Osteoporosis Increases Fracture Risk

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About 52 million people in the United States suffer from osteoporosis, a condition resulting from severely low bone density. Low bone density occurs when your body is unable to make enough new bone tissue to replace the tissue it has lost. “People with osteoporosis are at ...
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Reserve Your Spot for Stroke Screening

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Nearly one-third of stroke victims are younger than 65. You could be at risk for stroke if you have risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart and artery disease, or certain blood disorders. Physical inactivity, smoking, alcohol or illegal drug use and obesity also ...
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Treat Diaper Rash

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There are many causes of diaper rash, including prolonged exposure to a soiled diaper, chafing, an allergic reaction or a bacterial or yeast infection. Diaper rash can be quite painful for babies, so you should treat it right away.  “The most effective way to treat diaper ...
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Signs of Appendicitis

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While no one knows exactly what the appendix does, we do know that when it becomes inflamed, it needs to be removed, immediately. This inflammation, called appendicitis, can lead to a ruptured appendix, which in turn can lead to an infection in the abdominal cavity. “The ...
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Orthopedic Surgeons Can Help With Childhood Conditions

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Adults with joint problems are not the only people who need an orthopedic surgeon. Children, too, sometimes require help from a doctor specializing in the musculoskeletal system. Among the most common childhood orthopedic conditions are toe walking, bowleggedness and knee pain. While it is normal for ...
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Lose Weight to Ease Heartburn

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Losing just a few pounds can help you find relief from your heartburn. Studies have shown that people who are obese are more likely to suffer from heartburn than those who maintain a healthy weight.  “We do not know why this is, but some researchers think ...
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Treating Symptoms of Menopause

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The average age for menopause in the United States is 51. But for many women, symptoms can begin years before the permanent end of their fertility. Women need not suffer in silence; doctors can help treat hot flashes, emotional symptoms, depression and other problems caused ...
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Fifth Disease

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Fifth disease is a viral infection best recognized by the red rash it causes on the cheeks. It is common among school-aged children and is sometimes called “slapped-cheek disease” because children with the infection look as though their cheeks have been slapped. The first symptoms ...
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