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5 Signs that You May Have Insomnia

Tags: depression, insomnia, memory, memory loss, sleep, sleep disorders, sleep testing

Everyone experiences trouble falling or staying asleep at some point in their lives. However, if your sleep problems last more than three months and are disrupting your daily activities, chances are you have insomnia,


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Are You Waiting for a Kidney Transplant? Living Donors Bring Hope

Tags: donor, kidney, kidney cancer, kidney cancer treatment, kidney transplant, organ donor, transplant, transplant wait list

The National Kidney Registry helps find compatible donors for kidney transplant patients — helping hundreds get off the transplant wait list in a fraction of the time.


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What New Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Means for You

Tags: arthritis, genetics, rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers have started to answer important questions: Can we predict the severity of rheumatoid arthritis, and can we predict how patients will respond to aggressive treatment?


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Kids’ Fevers: When to Worry, When to Relax

Tags: Be Well e-News, dehydration, fever, seizure

Fevers are scary for parents, but inevitable for kids. Learn which temperatures signal a fever for your child, when to call the doctor, when to keep your cool, and what to do in the rare cases when a seizure occurs.


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If You Are a Cancer Survivor, There’s Help for Lingering Symptoms

Tags: cancer, cancer survivors, exercise, fatigue, lymphedema, rehabilitation, sleep apnea

Even after you’re declared “cancer-free,” there can lingering symptoms. What many cancer patients do not realize is that there is support at this stage: specially trained doctors and therapists who can help.


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Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for Your Child’s Cast

Tags: broken bone, casts, growing pains of parenting, skin care, skin infection

What should your child do if the skin under his cast itches? What if her cast gets wet? Follow these do’s and don’ts of cast care for kids.


Choose the Best Diet for Your Peripheral Arterial Disease

Choose the Best Diet for Your Peripheral Arterial Disease

Tags: American Heart Association AHA, DASH diet, diet, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, low-carbohydrate, low-fat, Mediterranean diet, peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

If you have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), find out what different diets can offer, including the DASH, Mediterranean, low-fat and low-carb diets; Ornish Spectrum diet; Weil anti-inflammatory diet and Esselstyn diet.


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5 Ways You Can Have Beautiful, Pain-free Feet

Tags: bunions, feet, foot health, foot pain, healthy nails, pedicure, shoes

When warm weather hits, it’s time to shimmy out of your boots and strap on sandals. Here are five ways you can help your feet look their best.


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Scheduled for Surgery? Here’s Why You Need Sleep Apnea Screening

Tags: continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), CPAP, diabetes, heart attack, high blood pressure, sleep, sleep apnea, stroke, surgery, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

People who have sleep apnea are at risk for serious medical problems if they are not diagnosed before surgery. Get the facts from a sleep disorder specialist.


Your Child’s Fevers: 5 Common Myths Debunked

Your Child’s Fevers: 5 Common Myths Debunked

Tags: cold, fever, fevers, flu, immune system

A fever may not mean your child is seriously ill. Learn these five truths to ease your mind about childhood fevers.