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Chronic venous insufficiency: What to know

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - 18 hours 50 min ago
Venous insufficiency occurs when the veins are less able to transport blood back to the heart. Most cases of venous insufficiency are chronic. In this article, we look at the types, causes, and treatments for venous insufficiency.
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LEEP procedure: What to expect

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 23:00
LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. This test can help diagnose and treat cervical cancer. Learn more about its uses and what to expect here.
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LEEP procedure: What to expect

Cancer - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 23:00
LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. This test can help diagnose and treat cervical cancer. Learn more about its uses and what to expect here.
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Missed periods and ovarian cancer

Cancer - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 20:00
Most causes of missed or irregular periods are not serious. However, less commonly, a missed period can be a sign of ovarian cancer. Early detection and treatment of this type of cancer can improve a person’s outlook. Learn more here.
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What to know about high blood pressure during pregnancy

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:00
A doctor should monitor high blood pressure (hypertension) during pregnancy to prevent complications for the mother, such as preeclampsia, and the baby. High blood pressure is usually treatable and preventable. Learn about the types, causes, and treatments of high blood pressure during pregnancy here.
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Diabetes: Are you over-monitoring your blood sugar?

Hematology - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:00
New evidence shows that many people with type 2 diabetes test their blood sugar levels too often, which costs hundreds of dollars a year.
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Bowel endometriosis: What to know

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:00
Bowel endometriosis is when tissue similar to endometrial tissue develops on the bowel, causing a range of symptoms. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments.
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What is female ejaculation?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 23:00
Female ejaculation is when a woman’s urethra expels fluid during orgasm or sexual arousal. This ejaculation is perfectly normal, and research suggests that it is common but that people do not often talk about it. Learn more here.
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Prostate cancer and back pain

Cancer - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
Back pain is a common complaint with many possible causes. In some cases, chronic, unexplained back pain can occur with advanced prostate cancer. Learn more here.
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What is appendix cancer?

Cancer - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:00
Appendix cancer is very rare, and many people experience no symptoms in the early stages. Doctors often diagnose this cancer when it spreads to other organs or after they remove a person’s appendix due to appendicitis. Learn more here.
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What to know about stage 4 lymphoma

Cancer - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 14:00
The symptoms, treatment, and survival rates of stage 4 lymphoma depend on the type of lymphoma and the risk factors that the individual has. Learn more here.
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These tiny sensors may detect cancer early

Cancer - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:00
Researchers use nanosensors to detect intracellular interactions that may signal cancer very early on. Their results may help detect lymphocytic leukemia.
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Crohn's disease and pregnancy

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 23:00
Crohn's disease and pregnancy can affect each other. However, most women who conceive while their Crohn's disease is in remission can have a normal pregnancy and healthy baby. Learn more here.
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What are the benefits of glutathione?

Cancer - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:00
Glutathione is an antioxidant that helps make proteins in the body and may have a variety of other health benefits. Learn more about the effects of glutathione here.
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Is it possible to reverse 'chemo brain?'

Cancer - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 13:00
'Chemo brain' affects many people who have undergone cancer treatment. What happens in the brain, and how can we reverse this effect?
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A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer's

Hematology - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 10:00
New research focuses on an accurate blood test for Alzheimer's disease. If scientists replicate the study's promising results, it may be a breakthrough.
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How to identify baby acne vs. a rash

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:00
Baby acne can look similar to other types of rash, such as those of an allergic reaction, erythema toxicum, or eczema. In this article, we look at the symptoms of common rashes, how to tell the difference, and treatments.
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Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:00
New research confirms that there is a link between vitamin D deficiency in early life and an increased risk of developing schizophrenia later on.
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Diabetes: Fasting before a blood test might actually be harmful

Hematology - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:00
Is it actually a good idea for people with diabetes to fast before having a blood cholesterol test? A new study suggests this may do more harm than good.
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What are the complications of HIV?

Cancer - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:00
While modern medical treatments have drastically reduced the risk of HIV complications, people living with HIV may be more prone to certain illnesses. Learn more here.
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