4 Best Ways to Take Control of Abdominal Adhesions

If you’re facing surgery, you’ve probably wondered about what your scar will look like. But have you stopped to think about those other scars – the ones on the inside? You should. These inner scars – tough tissue bands that form between your abdominal tissues and organs – can develop after surgery. Also known as … Read More

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An Aspirin a Day? Only If You Have Had a Heart Attack

If you never have had any cardiovascular problems, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says you should not take aspirin to avoid a heart attack or stroke. In a recommendation issued this week, the FDA says scientists have not proven aspirin therapy has any benefit for people without cardiovascular problems. This group includes those with risk factors … Read More

What Everyone Should Know About Blood Clots

Just like a traffic jam on the highway, blood clots impede normal circulation in your body and can be dangerous. Here are some blood clot basics and information on steps you can take to help avoid the problem. Signs of a serious blood clot Thrombosis is a medical term for blood clot. Deep vein thrombosis … Read More

Varicose Veins: More Than a Cosmetic Concern

Varicose veins might appear to be a cosmetic issue, but they can cause problems beyond just making your legs look unattractive. Even if you aren’t bothered by your varicose veins, you should be aware of some problems that can occur if you ignore them too long. There are several different options for treatment of troublesome … Read More

Stroke Before 50 May Shorten Life

Adults who suffer strokes under the age of 50 may have a significantly higher risk of dying within 20 years, a new study finds. Neurologist Irene Katzan, MD, was not part of the study but treats stroke patients at Cleveland Clinic. “Patients who are less than 50 years old and have a stroke not only … Read More

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