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If You Even Think You Have Asthma, Get Tested

Lingering coughs, colds could be signs

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E-Cigarettes: Tobacco-Free, But Your Heart May Still Be at Risk

Tags: e-cigarettes, heart and vascular institute, heart health, nicotine, tobacco

E-cigarette fans say they are a safer, tobacco-free alternative to smoking cigarettes. But vapers still inhale nicotine and a new study suggests nicotine directly damages heart cells.


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Multiple Sclerosis Can Be Compatible With Pregnancy

Tags: MS, multiple sclerosis, pregnancy

Multiple sclerosis is manageable during pregnancy and doesn't appear to affect fertility or the pregnancy term. It's a time to take a break from MS medications, and make other preparations for your bundle of joy.


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Want Healthy Skin? Limit These 5 Types of Foods

Tags: acne, diet, healthy diet, skin

Glowing, radiant, clear — those are the words you want to use to describe your skin. But what do you do when the word’s that come to mind are tired, stiff, irritated or dry?


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The Air You Breathe Can Hurt Your Heart

Tags: afib, air pollution, atrial fibrillation, blood clots, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

New studies show links between small particulate matter in air pollution and atrial fibrillation and blood clots in the lungs. Learn more.


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Sinus Infections That Don’t Quit: When You Should Worry

Tags: antibiotics, colds, sinus, sinusitis

Sinus infections generally just need liquids and rest to resolve. But in rare cases, things could turn serious. That's why it's important to keep your doctor looped in, especially if symptoms last more than seven to 10 days.


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Feel Your Best with Functional Medicine

Tags: chronic disease, functional medicine, health screenings

Been to the doctor, but still feel unwell? Try functional medicine. This approach treats the entire individual, rather than a cluster of symptoms.


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7 Tips to Keep Cool If You Have MS

Tags: heat, heat exhaustion, MS, multiple sclerosis

Some MS patients have problems with heat intolerance, so it's important to know what the possible heat sources may be, and how to keep yourself cool in hot and humid weather or while exercising.


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What are the Best Surgery Options for Your Pancreatic Condition?

Tags: acute pancreatitis, cancer, pancreas, pancreas transplant, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic disease, pancreatic transplant, Whipple procedure

The Whipple surgical procedure can provide an effective treatment for both cancerous and benign conditions in the front portion of the pancreas.


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4 Things You Should Know About High-Deductible Health Plans

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare, insurance, preventive care

If you choose a high-deductible plan, or your employer chooses to move to these types of plans, there are ways to make sure you don’t neglect your care — no matter what your coverage is.


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No Time to Exercise? Turn Your Commute Into a Daily Workout

Tags: exercise, exercise and heart health, heart and vascular institute, heart health

No time to exercise? Biking to work can turn your commute into a daily workout that boosts heart health and clears your head.