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Measles Is In The News: What You Need To Know

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Measles is a hot topic, unfortunately. There have been a several outbreaks, including a large one in California. This is troubling because many people had believed measles to be a disease of the past. The problem lies in the way people discuss the disease. The wording can be confusion. Measles was declared to have been “eliminated” in 2000. This does not mean that the disease is eradicated.  What it means is that measles is not a “…

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The Latex Connection: Having Root Canal Therapy With Allergies

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In modern dentistry, root canals have become fairly common practice. They make it possible to save your natural tooth in the event of an infection or decay. However, if you have a latex allergy, there are a few things that you should be aware of when it comes to having this procedure done. Gutta-Percha Gutta-percha is used to fill the roots of your tooth during root canal therapy. This may be a concern for people with a latex allergy because it is a natural latex rubber.…

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Therapy At A Pain Management Center For Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

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Your youngster has been diagnosed with benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS) after experiencing muscle and joint pain that couldn’t be dismissed as “growing pains.” The doctor has recommended treatment at a pain management institute, such as Illinois Pain Institute, so your child learns to avoid injury and doesn’t need to rely on pain medication.  About BJHS This connective tissue disorder is commonly called being “double-jointed.” It involves the joints easily moving much further than normal.…

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How Physician-Hospital Joint Ventures Can Bring You Better Care

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If you’re hearing terms such as “physician owned hospital” and “healthcare joint ventures” in reference to new medical facilities in your area, you may be wondering what all the talk is about. Physician-hospital joint ventures allows doctors to assume a degree of autonomy over their workplace, which not only helps them prosper but can also prove highly beneficial to patients. Here are some of the ways you stand to benefit from making use of these hospitals and clinics.…

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Don't Suffer In Silence: There Are Effective Treatments For Fibroids

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Fibroids are fibrous growths that occur in the muscular walls of the uterus and are sometimes detected during a routine gynecological examination. The presence of these can be confirmed by an ultrasound or an MRI. These benign tumors can cause you to have painful heavy periods and eventually bring on anemia, grow large enough to make you look pregnant when you’re not, interfere with fertility, and cause problems during pregnancy. There are some good treatment options to cope with this condition, or to get rid of it altogether.…

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A Parent's Guide: What To Expect At A Child's First Sports Physical

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If your child would like to participate in sports this year, there’s a good chance that his or her school will first require medical clearance. Typically, this is done in the form of a physical examination. During a physical, a doctor will assess your child and make sure he or she is healthy enough to play sports. From there, you can present the documentation to your child’s school and he or she will then be eligible to play sports during that school year.…

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How to Keep Your Feet Healthy

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Did you know that most people will walk at least 75,000 miles by age 50? That’s a lot, which is exactly why you need to take preventative measures to ensure your feet are clean, healthy and pretty. Here are four tips: 1. Take Care in Choosing Your Salon If you go to the nail salon for a mani and pedi, there is a good chance that you could pick up a fungal infection there.…

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Understanding More About The Different Kinds Of Tendinitis Pain

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When age weakens the tendons around your joints, you become less flexible and can get injured more easily. But growing older isn’t the only risk factor for tendinitis – a condition characterized by pain or soreness surrounding a joint. Playing certain sports or working in a particular occupation can increase your risk of developing tendinitis. That’s why knowing which muscles can cause tendinitis pain helps you avoid activities that can lead to more damage or worsening symptoms.…

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What You Can Expect Before And After Your Hip Joint Replacement Surgery

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Hip pain makes activities of daily living very difficult. You might experience pain on common tasks such as getting in and out of your car, climbing stairs or even taking a walk. Degeneration of the hip will generally require surgical intervention resulting in a total hip replacement. If you ignore the pain and avoid replacement surgery, you can damage the joint even more. Also, you may develop osteoarthritis as you age, which can make this condition even more painful.…

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3 Life-Changing Steps To Take When Experiencing Vision Loss

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Experiencing vision loss may cause you a lot of stress, especially if this has never happened to you. In order to deal with this problem, these steps can be taken. Eat Foods that Promote Eye Health Before doing anything drastic, you can try eating foods that promote eye health. This is an affordable way of getting your vision back. Leafy greens are extremely beneficial for your eyesight because they have healthy nutrients, such as lutein and zeaxanthin.…

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