Colonoscopy: Don't Believe These 7 Myths (Video)

Colonoscopy: Don’t Believe These 7 Myths (Video)

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Watch colorectal surgeon Jean Ashburn, MD, and oncologist Michael McNamara, MD, explain the reality behind common myths about colonoscopy — and about colorectal cancer itself.


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The Future is Here: Robot-Assisted Heart Surgery (Video)

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Surgery to repair your heart’s mitral valve just got a lot easier, thanks to new robot-assisted techniques. This minimally invasive approach means smaller incisions, less pain and quicker recovery times. What’s not to like?


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Why Hugging Is Actually Good for Your Health (Video)

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Turns out, hugs don’t just make you feel good. It might sound a little corny or just something fun to do, but researchers find that giving people an affectionate squeeze is actually good for your health.


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How to Get Your Sex Drive Revved Up as You Age (Video)

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Sex drive and the things that affect it are complicated. Find out specifically what can affect desire and how you can work with your doctor if you need help rekindling the romance.


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Don’t Ignore Chest Pain – Even If You Don’t Have Blockages (Video)

Tags: CAD, chest pain, Dr. Nissen, heart health, heart video, videos

Have you had a heart catheterization for blockages your doctor determined are too minor to require a stent or bypass surgery? Here's why it’s still important not to ignore chest pain.


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Drugs Can Help You with Lupus-Related Hair Loss (Video)

Tags: androgenic hair thinning, hair loss, lupus, medications, systemic lupus erythematosus, videos

Doctors treat hair loss in lupus patients with medications such as steroid lotions or prednisone. Talk to your doctor early to best manage the condition.


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Drug Addictions Are Physical Illnesses (Video)

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Addictive drugs in effect can end up changing our personality and outlook on the world.


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Stressed? Try This Easy 9-Minute Acupressure Exercise (Video)

Tags: acupressure, acupuncture, chronic stress, stress, videos

If you feel stressed or anxious, here's a nine-minute remedy you can do yourself: acupressure. You simply apply pressure to the same points targeted through acupuncture. Watch a video to see how it works.


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Want to Increase Your Water Intake? Add Sliced Cucumbers (Video)

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Cucumbers add a fresh, light flavor to chilled water. The vegetable also is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Wash the cucumber, cut it into thin slices and add a few pieces to your water.


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Increase Your Daily Veggie Intake with Lettuce (Video)

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, hydrate, hydration, nutrients, videos, water

Incorporating lettuce into your meals can be a great way to add nutrients and water to your diet. Furthermore, the fiber in lettuce helps to fill you up, and it does so at just 20 calories per serving.