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9 Top Kitchen Contaminators

Cross-contamination common in the kitchen

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Do You Really Need a Stress Test? They’re Not for Everyone

Tags: coronary artery disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress, stress test

Many patients who are at low risk for heart problems don’t need screenings such as EKG and stress tests, a national association of primary care physicians recently recommended.


Why You Love or Hate Cilantro

Do You Love or Hate Cilantro? The Reason May Surprise You

Tags: DNA, genetics, herbs and spices

Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly cut herbs? However, there’s one aromatic leaf that can produce a distinctly negative reaction: cilantro. Find out why you may love or hate it. The answer may be in your genes.


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Is Your Bedding Disrupting Your Breathing?

Tags: breathing, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, interstitial lung disease, lung disease

From your bedding to on-the-job hazards, the causes of interstitial lung disease aren’t always clear-cut. Find out why details matter when working toward a diagnosis.


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How Salt, Potassium Affect Your Teen’s Blood Pressure

Tags: blood pressure, potassium, salt, teens

A new study finds that a diet high in sodium may not have a negative impact on blood pressure levels in teenage girls, but a diet high in potassium may lower blood pressure.


Too Young to have a Heart Attack

Are You Too Young to Have a Heart Attack?

Tags: fibromuscular dysplasia, FMD, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, marfan syndrome, SCAD, sudden coronary artery dissection

When a young woman survives a heart attack, the cause may be sudden coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a little-known condition linked to several underlying diseases.


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Telemedicine: How Tech Can Bring You Medical Visits Online

Tags: doctor’s appointments, HIPAA, innovation, medical innovations, telemedicine

The word telemedicine often brings to mind high-end technology, but it’s often much simpler than that. Find out how your computer or smartphone can help you manage your health.


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What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Tags: dental health, oral cancer, oral health, smoking, vitamins

Changes in tongue color or pain in your tongue can be an indication of a serious condition. A Cleveland Clinic family physician discusses why you should watch for changes on your tongue.


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Best Ways You Can Target Your Cancer Pain

Tags: cancer, cancer pain, cancer treatment, chronic pain, nerve blocks

As cancer is a complex progressive disease, treating cancer pain is a challenge. Today, there are advanced techniques to helping fight cancer pain for those who can't tolerate narcotic drug treatments.


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Is Your Child Ready for a Sleepover? 6 Steps to Avoid Anxiety

Tags: anxiety, growing pains of parenting, separation anxiety, sleep, sleep disorders

Parents can take simple steps to soothe a young child’s fears and anxieties over sleeping at a friend’s house for the first time.


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How the Springtime Sun Can Fool You and Damage Your Skin

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, melanoma, skin cancer, SPF, spring, sunscreen

Springtime temperatures may not be as intense as the summertime heat, but you still have to protect your skin against the sun’s damaging rays. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is a year-round concern.