10 Ways to Reduce the Misery of a Sinus Infection

If you’ve suffered a sinus infection, you probably want to do whatever you can to avoid suffering from it again. Symptoms are worse than those of a cold, and often make it difficult to go to work or complete your usual daily activities. When you do feel that telltale stuffed …

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More Breast Cancer Patients Can Avoid Chemotherapy: Study

A 21-gene test performed on tumors could enable most patients with the most common type of early breast cancer to safely forgo chemotherapy, according to a landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Loyola Medicine oncologist Kathy Albain, MD, is among the main co-authors of the study …

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10 Ways to Limit Your Period’s Affect On Your Asthma

It’s that time of the month. Do you have your inhaler handy? You may need it, because according to recent studies, your asthma is likely to get worse during your period. Sounds a little strange, but when you think about how hormones fluctuate during a woman’s cycle, you can kind …

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What’s the Best Way to Relieve Hot Flashes?

My mother told me about these things. She suffered from them pretty regularly through her first several years of menopause. We tend to laugh at them. I’ll never forget Robin Williams in the cooking scene from Mrs. Doubtfire. Dressed as a woman, leaning over the hot cooking pots, he set …

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5 Complementary Treatments That Help You Feel Better During Cancer

Anyone who’s been through cancer treatment knows: it’s not for sissies. While doctors focus on eradicating tumors and clearing out lymph nodes, patients must deal with the day-to-day discomforts that treatments can cause. A stiff upper lip gets one only so far. Sometimes, trying to be strong backfires, as a …

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Why Good Dental Health Matters

Do you follow good dental hygiene by visiting the dentist every six months, brushing your teeth twice a day, and flossing at least once daily? If not, you may be surprised to know that poor oral health habits can be associated with serious medical conditions. As the American Congress of …

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How To Tell If ADHD Medication Is Working

Medication can help to control ADHD symptoms that interrupt daily life, but it can be difficult to tell whether it is working. When symptoms of ADHD start to ease, it is often not obvious. The following are signs that medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is effective. A person …

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Out of Control Alcohol: Is Abstinence Required, or Will Moderation Work? Part I of II

Suzanne knew something was wrong when she woke up with a hangover on a Monday morning. She never drank on Sunday night, but her friends had come over to provide some company since her husband was out of town. Suzanne had gotten out a bottle of wine to go with …

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Catch Skin Cancer Early with Self Exams

If you’ve been outside, you’re at risk for skin cancer. That’s right – everyone is a potential target. But this most common cancer is easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. Learn how to be a skin cancer detective to protect your skin and health. Types According to the …

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration: a Frustrating Condition to Live with and Treat

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: a Frustrating Condition to Live with and Treat

If you’re over 50 years old and have blurry or wavy vision and/or a blind spot in the center of your vision, you may have Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The good news is it’s painless. The bad news, AMD is kind of a pain to deal with because it affects your …

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