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4 Tips To Help You Through Skin Cancer Treatment

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Skin cancer treatments can range from minor surgery to systemic treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation, for metastatic or invasive skin cancer. No matter your current treatment plan, there are ways to enhance the benefits of any treatment. Don’t Focus On The Numbers Although knowing the statistics about different types of skin cancer can make you an informed and proactive patient, they do little to tell you about your individual response to treatment or your likely outcome.…

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What Kind Of Facelift Should You Get?

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If the person looking back at you in the mirror looks like a stranger, you may be considering a facelift – but what kind of facelift? Cosmetic surgery to create a more youthful or healthier appearance is not one procedure, but a family of procedures, each with its own strengths, weaknesses, and ideal applications. Here are some tips for making the right choice based on your specific challenges, needs, and expectations.…

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Dealing With Glaucoma: About The New Eye Stent Treatment & Is It Right For You?

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Whether you have just been diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma or have been battling it for years, you know how important it is to keep it under control to prevent further damage to your eyes. Whether you are currently on a treatment plan working for you, or you and your doctor have not yet gotten your glaucoma under control, you likely want to know about any new glaucoma treatments that you may be a candidate for now or in the future.…

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy: Estrogen Therapy After Oophorectomy To Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

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Ovarian cancer affects more women than anticipated, and ranks fifth in cancer death in women. According to the American Cancer Society, 21,290 women will receive a new diagnosis for ovarian cancer and 14,180 women will die from ovarian cancer in 2015. Those who are at risk of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer often undergo an oophorectomy, which is a surgical procedure that removes one or both ovaries. After an oophorectomy, estrogen levels will drop.…

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Type A People: How Your Personality Is Causing Your Back Pain, And 3 Easy Things You Can Do About It

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Do you consider yourself an impatient person? Are you quick to lose your temper, or competitive by nature? If so, you’ve got a type A personality, and it may be the cause of your lower back pain. Read on to learn more. What Makes A Person Type A? The term “type A personality” has been around since the 1950s. It was first dubbed by two well-known cardiologists who conducted a study on norepinephrine (the hormone that stimulates your fight or flight response) levels.…

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Working Out For Two: When You Might Be Discouraged From Exercising During Pregnancy

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Most pregnant women hear a series of recommendations from their obstetricians or midwives, including keeping up with routine exercise regimens. Although regular exercise is typically a good thing for pregnant women, there are some instances where you might be told that taking it easy is safer. Here’s a look at some of the most common reasons to be cautious about your exercise plan during pregnancy. Preterm Labor Symptoms or History…

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Struggling With Unexplained Foot Pain Or Numbness? What Could It Be?

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If you’ve recently noticed a shooting or stabbing pain in your foot while engaging in certain activities, or if part of your foot is actually numb to the touch, you may be wondering what is causing your symptoms and how your condition can be treated. When foot pain is not caused by a specific, tangible activity or experience (like a running injury or wearing too-tight shoes), it can be frustrating to try to determine the cause, or to deal with daily pain while managing your symptoms.…

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Healthcare Workers: Three Considerations To Help You Choose The Right Work Shoe

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Medical professionals have physically demanding jobs. Doctors, nurses, therapists and other members of the health care team work nights and days, twelve or more hours at a time, and much of that time is spent standing. As you might expect, standing for lengthy periods of time can play havoc with your feet, so choosing the right shoe is imperative for health care professionals. Below are some three considerations to help you choose a medical shoe that will fit your specific needs:…

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Maintaining Dental Health: Are Electronic Toothbrushes Really Better For Your Child?

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Did you know that 82.3% of children between the ages of 2 to 17 in America have visited their dentists at least once in the past year for dental checkups and other issues?  Instilling good dental hygiene from a young age is crucial in maintaining lifelong dental health. Teaching proper brushing and flossing techniques is one of the most important fundamentals. There are many claims that electronic toothbrushes are better for children.…

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Dental Devices To Curb Thumb Sucking Habits

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Thumb sucking is a habit that usually goes away on its own during a child’s toddler years. However, there are some cases where a child might not break the habit until much later. It’s a soothing way for a child to cope with stressful situations, but it can also potentially interfere with tooth development, leaving behind a less than perfect smile. There are several ways to help your child to overcome their thumb sucking habit.…

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