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7 Ways to De-stress When You Have Cancer

Strategies to avoid common missteps

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Don’t Ignore That Painful Mouth Sore (Video)

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If you have a bleeding mouth sore or pain that lingers, don’t ignore it. It's probably nothing, but you want to get it checked out. In some cases, prolonged irritation ends up being squamous cell cancer.

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Don’t Stifle That Sneeze! You Could Get Hurt

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Clamping your nostrils and mouth shut during a sneeze might avoid disturbing others. But it could damage your eardrums or sinuses or cause an ear infection.

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Epilepsy and Your Sex Life: Enhancing Intimacy

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Epilepsy impacts many parts of a person’s life, including romantic relationships. It can cause fear of intimacy and sexual dysfunction. Seizure control is key and your doctor can help.

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Wiping Out Your Heart Arrhythmias With Ablation (Video)

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Patients with a heart arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm, can often benefit from a minimally invasive treatment called an ablation—which is a high-tech way to correct an issue with your heart’s electrical system.

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Shingles Vaccine May Protect You 2 Ways

Tags: heart attack, shingles, shingles vaccine

Shingles is the painful, adult version of the once-common childhood disease chicken pox. A recent British study sees a link between shingles and heart attacks. Find out if a vaccine may be right for you.

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Why Donate Organs? (Infographic)

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Every 10 minutes, a new person adds his or her name to the national waiting list for an organ transplant. Some people die waiting, while many of us don’t even realize we can help.

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3 Ways You Can Help Detect Cancer Early

Tags: cancer prevention, colonoscopy, early detection, mammogram, prevention, PSA

Here’s a sad, frustrating truth: We could save countless lives from cancer if we simply found the disease earlier.

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5 Things You Should Do Before Cancer Treatment

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If you have cancer, you can take steps to prepare yourself for treatment and help manage the process. Seek out the right sources of information, rely on available support and remember — you’re the boss.

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Spider Veins: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t (Video)

Tags: dr. anton, heart videos, sclerotherapy, spider veins, vascular surgeon, video

For many people, the saying “if you’ve got it, flaunt it” doesn’t apply to the presence of spider veins. Learn more about how this common condition can be successfully treated using a simple outpatient procedure.

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Fast-Food Disasters: The 5 Worst Lunch Foods

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Save your health by stepping away from the fast food counter. These five foods are diet crashers that will boost your risk for disease.