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Could Ibuprofen Help You Live Longer? Maybe

Could Ibuprofen Help You to Live Longer? Maybe

Tags: ibuprofen, inflammation, NSAIDs

You take ibuprofen to relieve pain and reduce fevers or headaches. But could this common, over-the-counter drug also hold the keys to a longer, healthier life? Authors of a new study suggest it’s possible.


Christmas candles

Holiday Scents Can Set Off Your Asthma

Tags: allergies, asthma, asthma attack, flu vaccine, holiday season, holidays, seasonal allergies

Live trees, scented candles and other aromatic holiday decorations can spark severe asthma attacks. Here's how to cut down the risk for a lung-healthy holiday.


Vials and Syringe

Good News If You Have Multiple Sclerosis: Generic Medication

Tags: brain health, medications, MS, multiple sclerosis, treatments

For people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), medications that control symptoms are often costly. The good news is that as patents expire, it opens the possibility for generic versions to become available.


mystery pill in pill pack

How a New Pill Can ‘Melt Away’ Your Leukemia Cells

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), leukemia, lymphoma, study

Newly FDA-approved pill “melts away” leukemia cells. It’s heralded as a breakthrough treatment for relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia.


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Why Giving is Good for Your Health

Tags: depression, donate, giving tuesday, holiday season 2012, holidays, volunteer

When you are generous, you don’t just make others happy. According to various research studies, you are also boosting your own health.


Can an Engineered Body Pillow Prevent Your Acid Reflux?

Can a Specially Designed Body Pillow Prevent Your Acid Reflux?

Tags: acid reflux, antacids, Barrett’s esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), GERD, innovations, sleep, sleep hygeine

Lying on your left side at night has been shown to reduce acid reflux. Researchers are studying a new body pillow that keeps patients on their left sides at night as a help for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).


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Why Donate Organs? (Infographic)

Tags: face transplant, infographic, organ donation, organ transplant, transplantation

Every 10 minutes, a new person adds his or her name to the national waiting list for an organ transplant. Some people die waiting, while many of us don’t even realize we can help.


Surgeons during Face Transplant

Cleveland Clinic Performs Second Face Transplant (Video)

Tags: cleveland clinic in the news, face transplant, news, organ donation, organ transplant

For 24 hours, more than 12 surgeons, dozens of nurses and other health professionals meticulously transplant donor tissue, nerves, bone and muscle. The result: a face restored. A life transformed.


Discover how face transplant helps rebuild lives and who might benefit. #facetransplant

Face Transplant: Rebuilding Lives (Infographic)

Tags: donate, face transplant, infographic, organ donation, organ transplant, transplantation

In July 2014, the face was approved as an organ for transplant. Discover how face transplant helps rebuild lives and who might benefit. Learn about the special consent required, and how you can help.


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Deep Brain Stimulation Now More Comfortable for Patients

Tags: brain health, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), essential tremor, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, tremors

A frameless deep brain stimulation procedure abandons the heavy, metal frame in the OR and customizes the platform for each patient. A more comfortable approach achieves the same results.