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  • Pancreatic Cancer Treatments to Consider


    Getting a diagnosis from your doctor telling you that you have pancreatic cancer is unsettling, to say the least. Because of this, it can be difficult to wrap your head around the facts. It's important that you know what type of treatments are available to you, and what each treatment entails so that you can decide which course of action to take. Learn more about the different pancreatic cancer treatment options that you should be discussing with your doctor.
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  • 3 Things To Know About Breast Exams And CT Scans


    If you need to make sure that you are able to catch any potential tumors related to breast cancer and other issues ahead of time, a CT scan may be in order. Your doctor will typically let you know if this is required and will walk you through the entire process beforehand. By focusing on early detection, you will be able to catch any abnormalities before they become too serious. To learn a little bit more about CT scans and self examinations, read on and put these thoughts into action.
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  • Skip The Emergency Room And Head To Urgent Care For These Problems


    When your child suffers a medical issue, you must quickly try to evaluate how you'll get care. For issues that aren't pressing, scheduling an appointment with your family doctor is generally adequate. However, for problems that must be looked at by a doctor right away, you may find yourself trying to decide whether you should visit the local hospital's emergency department or find an urgent care center near you. Generally, if the issue is life threatening or otherwise very serious, you should visit an emergency room.
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  • Skin Conditions That Should Warrant A Visit To Your Family Doctor


    If you have a family doctor, you might have checkups at regular intervals — for example, one checkup per year. When you notice a concerning health issue between these checkups, however, you don't necessarily have to wait until the next one. Instead, if you feel that the issue is pressing — but not pressing enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room — it's advantageous to call your family doctor's clinic, explain your situation, and go in for an appointment.
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  • Is Your Toddler Non-Verbal? 3 Steps To Take To Get Help For Your Little One


    Is your toddler having trouble with his or her speech? You may have noticed that your little one is not reaching those milestones when it comes to saying words and even sentences by a specific age. If you have concerns and would like to figure out what you can do to help your child who may have a speech disorder, there are some steps you should consider taking. 1. Talk to the Pediatrician
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  • If A Friend Or Companion Gets Stung By A Bee, Follow These Tips


    Bee and wasp stings are a fact of life. If you have not been stung yet, it's probably only a matter of time before you are. And the same goes for your friends! Since some people are highly allergic to stinging insects (and the experience is painful for everyone) it's important that you know what to do if one of your companions gets stung by a bee. Start by following these tips.
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  • Three Natural Ways To Supplement Your Osteoporosis Treatment


    If you're a post-menopausal woman who has been diagnosed with osteoporosis, it's important to follow your doctor's orders as far as medications are concerned. Modern drugs have done a lot of osteoporosis; there are some that help keep the bones from becoming more brittle and others that even increase bone density. But while these medications offer excellent results, there's always room for improvement. Here are three natural ways to supplement your postmenopausal osteoporosis treatments.
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  • Recently Diagnosed With Gout? What Can You Do To Reduce Foot And Ankle Pain?


    If you've recently been diagnosed with gout, a condition in which uric acid can build up in the bloodstream, causing the formation of painful and potentially debilitating uric acid crystals in your foot and ankle joints, you may be wondering what you can do to reduce this pain. Lower body joint pain can significantly restrict your movement, leaving you unable to exercise and therefore at greater risk of gaining weight and aggravating your gout even further.
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  • Potential Benefits Of Telestroke Treatment Availability


    Strokes are the 5th most common cause of death in the United States, with minorities being more likely to suffer from a stroke than whites. This means that an American has a stroke every 40 seconds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the strokes that occur, approximately 87 percent are ischemic strokes in which blood clots block the flow of blood to the brain. This type of stroke can be treated with a medication called tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, if the patient is given the medication soon after the onset of symptoms.
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  • Tips For Utilizing A Chiropractor In Your Weight Loss Journey


    If you are trying to lose weight, you are on a long journey. You are likely using calorie counters, gym memberships, and other tools to help you achieve your goals. One tool that you might not have thought of is a chiropractor. You might not know how a chiropractor can be used to help you lose weight. Here are some of the ways they can help. 1. Helps You Move Comfortably
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