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Cutting Lemon

What You Should Know About Dirty Lemon Wedges at Restaurants

Tags: bacterial gastroenteritis, bacterial infection, diabetes, flu, germs, immune system, renal failure, wash hands

Lemon or lime wedges in restaurant drinks may flavor your drink, but if they aren’t clean and handled properly, they can also add bacteria that can make you ill.


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Why Do We Yawn, Hiccup and Get Goosebumps?

Tags: hiccups, sleep

Learn the truth behind why we yawn, hiccup and get goosebumps. It’s probably not what you think.


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If You Have Lupus, Consult Doctor Before Pregnancy (Video)

Tags: high-risk pregnancy, lupus, pregnancy, systemic lupus erythematosus

Before getting pregnant, it's best for lupus patients to coordinate care with their rheumatologist and an obstetrician familiar with high-risk pregnancies.


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How Treating Varicose Veins Can Make Your Legs Look Young Again

Tags: endovenous thermal ablation, sclerotherapy, skin care, spider veins, varicose veins

Varicose and spider veins can be a cosmetic nuisance or a symptom of a more serious problem. Treatment options include laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation and sclerotherapy.


Robotic Hysterectomy: Better Cervical Cancer Cure for You

Robotic Hysterectomy: Better Cervical Cancer Treatment for You

Tags: cancer, cervical cancer, hysterectomy, PAP, Pap smears, robotic surgery, squamous cell carcinomas, surgery

Robotic-assisted hysterectomy is the least-invasive, fastest cervical cancer surgery and cure. Learn what makes it different from a traditional hysterectomy.


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4 Ways Science Will Change Your Health in 2015

Tags: diagnostic tests, heart disease, research, vaccines

These four discoveries made headlines in the past. Now, they’re poised to make a real impact on patient care in 2015 and beyond.


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Why You Should Avoid ‘Keepsake’ Ultrasounds

Tags: pregnancy, ultrasound

If you’re pregnant, you’re probably eager to see what your baby looks like. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning expectant moms and dads about businesses looking to capitalize on this curiosity.


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Is Your Desk Messy or Tidy? Find Out What It May Say About You

Tags: chronic stress, stress, stress management, workplace health

Do you keep you keep your desk tidy or do you take a more relaxed attitude? Researchers find that personality traits like creativity, free thinking, and generosity could be reflected in how we keep our desks.


How Acupuncture Can Offer You Natural Fertility Help

How Acupuncture Can Offer You Natural Fertility Help

Tags: acupuncture, fertility, infertility, infertility treatments, pregnancy

If you are receiving fertility treatments or concerned about your ability to get pregnant, consider including a natural, complementary practice thousands of years old: acupuncture.


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What You Should Know About Pregnancy After Age 35

Tags: advanced maternal age, fertility, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, high-risk pregnancy, infertility, preeclampsia, pregnancy

If you are 35 or older and concerned about risks associated with pregnancy, experts say there are various factors to consider besides your age.