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Drug Can Help You Avoid Infertility from Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy for young women with breast cancer has a serious permanent side effect: infertility due to irreversible damage to the ovaries. But a new study shows that a hormone-blocking drug taken during chemotherapy can help young female breast cancer patients avoid ovary damage and go on to have children later. Researchers presented results of the … Read More

The Top 17 Foods for Heart Health (Infographic)

To follow a balanced, heart-healthy diet, you need to eat veggies, fruit, fish, soy, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds on a regular basis. But some foods have more heart-healthy disease-fighting nutrients than others. Below, dietitians from our Heart & Vascular Institute’s Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program list the best foods to power your heart into healthy … Read More

Recipe: Creamy, Low-Fat Cucumber Yogurt Dip

This refreshing dip makes a great summer picnic side dish or appetizer. With cucumbers and yogurt, it’s a cool treat that’s good for your stomach too. You can double or triple the recipe to accommodate more people. Ingredients 6 oz non-fat, plain Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon cucumber, minced (with or without … Read More

You Won’t Believe How This Works: Fecal Transplant

Just the thought of a fecal transplant – of transplanting fecal matter from one person into another – may make a lot of people think, “ick.” It’s an uncomfortable idea. But consider that a fecal microbiota transplant can help people with stubborn, unhealthy gut flora. These are people struggling with recurring Clostridium difficile infections with … Read More

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Can Ultraviolet Nail Salon Lamps Give You Skin Cancer?

We all know the dangers of tanning beds, and how they can increase your risk for skin cancer. That might have you wondering if it’s equally ill-advised to park your perfectly polished fingertips under the ultraviolet lamp at the nail salon. At the nail salon, these special lamps help to set gel manicures and dry … Read More

Is Your Long-Term Pain Making You Depressed?

Do you ever wonder if being depressed or anxious could contribute to your chronic pain? Turns out these feelings could be connected. Studies show that 30 to 50 percent of people struggling with chronic pain also have a mood disorder, such as depression and anxiety. Pain management specialist Bruce Vrooman, MD and psychologist Giries Sweis, … Read More

7 Things You Should Know About Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a family of diseases many people haven’t heard of. In recent years, however, this has started to change — good news for people with vasculitis and the doctors who care for them. Vasculitis refers to inflammation of the blood vessels. Vasculitis can occur in a number of different ways. It can occur as  a secondary … Read More

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