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

Tags: dehydration, hydration, potassium, video, videos, vitamin c, vitamin k, water

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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Male Infertility: Helping You Sort Fact From Fiction

Tags: drugs, electronics, fertility, infertility, male infertility, marijuana, pregnancy, smartphones, smoking, sperm, spern health, steroids, tobacco

There are many common misunderstandings about the causes of male infertility. Here’s your chance to learn what’s real and what’s myth.


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Why Your Low-T Medications May Not Be Safe

Tags: enlarged prostate, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, Low T, prostate cancer, study, testosterone, testosterone deficiency syndrome, testosterone therapy

Scant evidence of low-T therapy safety or efficacy prompts medical concerns about long-term effects. FDA panel recommends limiting access to disease-related use.


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Why Opioids May Not Be Best for Your Chronic Pain

Tags: chronic pain, drug safety, drugs, pain management, pain medication

Opioids are powerful painkillers but aren’t usually for chronic pain. They are highly addictive, cause unwelcome side effects and often aren’t effective long-term.


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What “No Ink on Tumor” Means if You Have Breast Cancer

Tags: breast cancer, breast conservation, lumpectomy

Breast-conserving surgery comes with a question: How much healthy tissue should we remove? A new guideline helps simplify the answer for patients and doctors.


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Running is a Life-Saver, Study Finds

Tags: cardiovascular disease, Dr. Phelan, exercise, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, prevention, running

Little has been known about the long-term effects of running on mortality. Researchers at Iowa State University conducted a 15-year study of more than 55,000 adults and found that runners had a 45 percent lower risk of death from heart disease and stroke. Here's why.


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Itchy Scalp? 5 Common Problems and Fixes

Tags: allergic reaction, dandruff, dermatitis, dermatologist, dermatology, eczema, hair, lice, psoriasis

If the embarrassment and nuisance of an itchy scalp bother you, find out what a doctor says about causes, treatments and when to worry.


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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.


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Don’t Smoke? You Could Still Get Lung Cancer

Tags: cancer, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Awareness month, lung cancer surgery, lung disease, lung transplant, lungs, quit smoking, smokeout, smoking, smoking cessation, stop smoking

Although cigarette smoking is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer, people who don’t smoke also die from the disease. Here’s why lung cancer is everyone's health concern.


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How Doctors ID the Best Treatment for Esophageal Cancer (Video)

Tags: cancer, cancer stage, cancer surgery, chemotherapy, digestive diseases, dr. raja, esophageal cancer, esophagus, heart and vascular institute, radiation, videos

When it comes to cancer of the esophagus, doctors carefully determine how far the cancer has progressed – and that information guides treatment options.