8/10 --A Switch to Salt Substitute Could Slash Your Heart …

A Switch to Salt Substitute Could Slash Your Heart Risks. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Swapping salt out for the salt substitute potassium chloride lowers blood pressure, and thereby the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease, a new analysis finds. "It's in processed and prepared foods where most people in developed countries get their salt," explained senior

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FDA Stretches Monkeypox Vaccine Supply by Authorizing …

FDA Stretches Monkeypox Vaccine Supply by Authorizing Smaller Doses. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay) -- As at-risk Americans stand in long lines across the country, trying to get the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, U.S. officials on Tuesday announced they will modify dosing instructions for the shot to help stretch the supply.. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

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8/9 -- Pandemic Brought More Woes for Kids Prone to …

Pandemic Brought More Woes for Kids Prone to Headaches. TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Add more frequent headaches in kids who are already vulnerable to them to the list of ills associated with the pandemic. Before the pandemic, 60% of kids reported headaches on less than 15 days of the month.

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Breast Cancer Treatment Effects on Sex Life a Hidden …

Breast Cancer Treatment Effects on Sex Life a Hidden Burden. MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer commonly see their sexual health decline, yet their doctors aren't telling them what to expect -- or what to do about it.. Those are among the findings of a new study that asked breast cancer patients about their sexual well-being.

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Control Your Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Know your risk. A recent study emphasizes that age significantly increases risk for atrial fibrillation. Researchers found that those between ages 40 and 49 had a less than 1% risk of developing atrial fibrillation, but that number steadily rose. By ages 70 and older, the level of risk had increased to 18%.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program to help people who have heart disease. It's designed to improve heart recovery and your ability to function, and prepare you for future daily activities. It's overseen by a healthcare provider. People in this program may have had a heart attack or heart surgery.

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Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett esophagus is when the normal cells that line your food pipe (esophagus) turn into abnormal cells not usually found in your esophagus. The abnormal cells take over because the lining of the esophagus has been damaged. The abnormal cells are called specialized columnar cells or intestinal metaplasia. It's very rare that someone with this

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Regular Screening Pays Off for People at High Risk for Pancreatic …

That's a significant achievement, researchers said, in a disease as deadly as pancreatic cancer. Even with some treatment advances in recent years, only about 10% of patients survive for five years. That's largely because pancreatic cancer is hard to catch early, and most people are diagnosed only after it has spread.

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What Are the Health Effects of Air Pollution

If the pollution isn't absorbed into the blood, damage can still be done to the lungs. Large particles in the air are filtered out by the small hairs (cilia) that line your respiratory tract. But smaller particles reach your airways and lungs. Particles of …

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Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation

A psychiatric evaluation may be needed to diagnose emotional, behavioral, or developmental disorders. An evaluation of a child, teen, or adult is based physical, social, thinking (cognitive), emotional, and educational behaviors. It also takes into account genes and a …

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Nutrition Quiz for Seniors

Take the Senior Nutrition Quiz. Eating a healthy diet is essential for people of every age. But as you age, doing so is especially important. To assess how much you know about good nutrition, take this quiz. 1. As you grow older and become less active, you …

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Stress Fractures of the Foot

A stress fracture is a very small, fine break in the bone caused by continuous overuse. The bones of the legs and feet are at greatest risk. The bones in the midfoot (metatarsals) in runners are especially at risk for stress fractures. A sudden increase in physical activity is often the cause of stress fractures in feet.

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Bilirubin (Amniotic Fluid)

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How to Get Relief from Night Sweats

Menopause. Hot flashes are a well-known symptom of menopause, and night sweats are related. Hot flashes can be strong enough to wake you from your sleep and can happen at any time. If hot flashes continually interrupt your sleep, your provider may suggest hormone therapy. Hormone disorders.

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Tracheoesophageal Fistula and Esophageal Atresia in the Newborn

Esophageal atresia (EA) happens when the esophagus doesn’t join to the stomach, so food can’t get from the food pipe into the stomach. The main symptoms of EA are vomiting and drooling. With this combination of fistula and atresia, air goes into the stomach and the lungs. Food can’t reach the stomach.

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Cerebral Abscess

Un absceso cerebral es una bolsa llena de pus infectado en el cerebro. A veces se lo llama absceso en el cerebro. Un absceso puede hacer que el cerebro se inflame, lo que ejerce una presión perjudicial en el tejido del cerebro. Un absceso también puede impedir que la sangre circule a diferentes partes del cerebro.

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Spasmodic Dysphonia

Spasmodic dysphonia is a life-long condition. It most often affects women, particularly between the ages of 30 and 50. There are 3 types of spasmodic dysphonia: Adductor spasmodic dysphonia. This is the most common type. It causes sudden involuntary spasms that trigger the vocal cords to stiffen and slam closed.

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