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Children, CT Scans, and Cancer Risk

On June 6, 2012, a cross-Atlantic research team reported results of a large, retrospective cohort study, which suggest that children who have several computed tomography (CT) scans during childhood may…
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Dispelling the Myths about HPV Vaccine

Towards the end of a routine office visit last year, my daughter’s pediatrician said he’d like to start talking about vaccinating her against human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes…
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An Epidemic of Trauma on U.S. Roads

In an analysis released October 7, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in 2012, motor vehicle crashes sent 2.5 million people to emergency…

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Trouble Sleeping Linked with Memory Problems

People who have trouble sleeping may be at higher risk of developing memory problems and developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. In a small study of cognitively normal people, frequent…

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Healthy Hearts Start Early

Although we typically think of atherosclerosis as a disease of old age, the process begins as early as childhood, making prevention of coronary heart disease a priority for everyone. It’s never too early to start thinking about heart health. Learn more about preventing Heart Disease.
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When Is a Mole Skin Cancer?

Most moles are harmless. But an irregular, bleeding, or otherwise troublesome mole is often the first sign of skin cancers, including melanoma. Do you know how to tell the difference? Learning your ABCDEs can help you to identify early warning signs of skin cancer — and catch it before it spreads:…
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Migraine Warning Signs

Migraine headaches often come on unexpectedly, but many people who experience begin experiencing warning signs up to a day before a migraine develops. Warning signs may include: food cravings, mood swings, uncontrollable yawning, mild confusion or “spaciness,” and fluid retention or increased urination. Learn more about migraines in our comprehensive Migraine…
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Breastfeeding Reduces the Risk of Middle Ear Infections

Middle ear infections occur less frequently in infants who are breastfed for more than six months, compared to those who begin bottle-feeding before they are one month old. Learn more about middle ear infections: https://yourmedicalsource.com/library/what-middle-ear-infection#ixzz3wuZy5E5T
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Getting Back to Work After Back Pain

Dealing with back pain? Get back to work as soon as your doctor says it’s okay. Here’s why: More than half of people who experience back pain are able to return to within one week, and nine out of 10 are working again within three months. But among people who stay…
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Famous People and Depression

Depression affects one in five people at some point in their life, yet less than half of depressed people seek help. This common and often debilitating disorder has affected many well-known and influential people, including Abraham Lincoln, Ernest Hemingway, Peter Tchaikovsky, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Mary Shelley, and Mike Wallace. Learn…
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Learn How to Quit Smoking

WebQuit, an online study to help people stop smoking, is looking for people who want to quit the cigarette habit. People who sign up for the program will recieve free…
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Grandparents, Lock Up the Medicine, Please!

Kids to Grandma and Grandpa: Lock up the medicine, please! Nearly one out of four grandparents store prescription medications in a place where children can easily access those medications –…
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2012 Worst Year for Seasonal Allergies

Is 2012 really the worst year for seasonal allergies (hayfever)? If you’re allergic to pollens, you may be sneezing and snorting your way through spring this year – and you’re…
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How to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

For people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), short winter days often mean misery. Symptoms of SAD may include intense mood swings, strong food cravings, overwhelming fatigue, sleeping too much, and…

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