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What Hidden Dangers Are in Your Medicine Cabinet?

What Hidden Dangers Are Inside Your Medicine Cabinet?

Tags: antibiotics, aspirin, ibuprofen, NSAIDs, opioids, over the counter medications OTC, pain medication, prescription drug

When we take them under a physician’s care, drugs offer many benefits. It’s also important to be aware of possible side effects. Find commonly used drugs and some caveats about their use.


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How to Manage Your Diabetes in Extreme Summer Heat

Tags: celebrate spring, dehydration, diabetes, spring, summer, tips for winter weather, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, winter

Extreme temperatures can make it difficult for diabetics to manage blood sugar levels. Read a physician’s tips on how to keep blood glucose under control in all weather.


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To Save Your Vision, Doctors Look Deep Into Your Eyes

Tags: cataract, diabetes, dilated eye exam, eye health, glaucoma

When it comes to your eye, think of your pupil as the door. When doctors need a full view inside, they open the door wide and let light in.


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Best Diet Advice for Before and After Your Bariatric Surgery

Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery

If you’re considering bariatric surgery, you may be wondering how your diet will change. Get the facts from a registered dietitian.


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Pregnant? Find Out About Sickle Cell Risks for Your Baby

Tags: bone marrow transplant, genetic disorder, genetic testing, genetics, pregnancy, sickle cell disease (SCD), stem cells

Get answers about sickle cell disease and understand the risks associated with this inherited disorder. A pediatric hematologist discusses what you need to know.


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If You Have Sleep Apnea, Your Memory May Decline Earlier in Life

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, memory, memory loss, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, study

Sleep apnea — a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep — may be doing more than affecting the quality of your sleep and making you tired. A recent study finds a link between abnormal breathing patterns during sleep – like heavy snoring and apnea – and cognitive decline at an earlier


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7 Bariatric Surgery Benefits Besides Helping You Lose Weight

Tags: bariatric surgery, BMI, diabetes, fertility, gastric bypass, heart disease, joint pain, obesity, sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes

Learn how bariatric surgery works better than diet and exercise for significant weight loss and the many additional health benefits that come with it.


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11 Conditions You Can Develop If You Have Psoriatic Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

Patients with psoriatic arthritis need to be aware of their risk of conditions that often accompany the disease, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, IBD and eye disease.


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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.