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How Immunotherapy Is Used to Treat Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer gets its name because it’s lacking all three receptors typically found on breast cancer cells—namely estrogen, progesterone, and HER2 receptors. In other types of breast cancer, these... More>>

Then vs. Now: The Decline of the “Hysteria” Diagnosis

Today, referring to a woman as “hysterical” is unlikely to provoke a positive response. It’s considered a loaded term, packed with history, bias, and even trauma. Interestingly, many people have a strong reaction to the... More>>

Mind Your Minerals: The Most Important Minerals for Your Health, According to Science

Think about what you did today. Did you get out of bed and get ready for work? Did you read a book? Did you work out? You can thank minerals for helping you complete all these actions today. Minerals help keep your body... More>>

Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: What Works, What Doesn’t Video included

Treatments for breast cancer have advanced significantly over the past few decades. New options have improved outcomes and reduced instances of breast cancer recurrence for many women. More>>

How Long Do Sushi Leftovers Last? Here’s When to Toss It Video included

For Americans, sushi as a go-to meal choice is a relatively new phenomenon. Sushi has been served in Japan for centuries, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that these colorful rolls were brought to the U.S. More>>

8 Foods That Help With Anxiety And Panic Attacks

Originally posted on https://www.panicattackbuzz.com/8-foods-that-help-anxiety-and-panic-attacks/ Anxiety disorders are the most common disorders. It is therefore interesting to examine whether there is an effect of the... More>>

Keratoconus Specialists in San Antonio

Originally posted on https://focalpointvision.com/keratoconus-treatments/ Focal Point Vision offers the widest range of treatments for keratoconus in South Texas. We have three fellowship-trained doctors who specialize in... More>>

Then vs. Now: The Impressive History of the Measles Vaccine Video included

Measles has been around for centuries—the first known written account was by a Persian doctor in the 9th century, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, measles didn’t reach epidemic... More>>

Reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring Is Coming to Home Health Agencies

Originally posted on https://blog.pmd-healthcare.com/reimbursement-for-remote-patient-monitoring-is-coming-to-home-health-agencies January 2019 marked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) monumental... More>>

Five Tips for Small California Companies that Want to Set Up an Employee Wellness Program

Originally posted on https://preferredinsuranceca.com/employee-wellness-program-tips/ Employee wellness programs are all the rage for 2019.  And for good reason, as a long time California small business health insurance... More>>

How to Build a Successful Chiropractic Practice

Originally posted on https://www.cryoinnovations.com/chiropractors1. Find the Source of New Patients Lower back pain (LBP) is now the leading cause of disability world-wide More>>

8 Telltale Ear Infection Symptoms You Need to Look out for in Your Child

Originally posted on https://afterhrsclinic.com/blog/ear-infection-symptoms-children/ If you’re the parent of a young child, there’s a good chance you’re going to have to help them cope with an ear infection at least once... More>>

More Kids Accidentally Hospitalized Due to Pot Edibles

Originally posted on https://usamdt.com/drug-abuse/kids-hospitalized-pot-edibles/ Some parents have found that marijuana legalization put an entirely different spin on the phrase getting caught with their hand in the... More>>

The Top Benefits of Whole Body Vibration Therapy

Originally posted on https://myvibrationplate.com/blogs/news/benefits-whole-body-vibration-therapy About 1.3 million Americans currently suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. More>>

Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment: What’s the Difference?

Originally posted on https://brainsparkhealth.com/inpatient-vs-outpatient-treatment-whats-the-difference/ Sadly, alcohol abuse is responsible for approximately 88,000 deaths each year and takes away roughly 2.5 million... More>>

A Quick Start to Recovery: Short Term Rehab Benefits and Options

Originally posted on https://brainsparkhealth.com/a-quick-start-to-recovery-short-term-rehab-benefits-and-options/It can be hard to break the cycle of addiction, and it can be even harder to do so alone. Over 20 million... More>>

Total Body Transformation: Get Fit with Michal Beswald

Originally posted on https://beswald.com.au/body-transformation/ Are you tired of missing out on activities like hiking, surfing, or even chasing after your kids because you’re not in good shape? More>>

Mantality Helps WOD 4 Wishes & Make-A-Wish Missouri

Originally posted on https://mantalityhealth.com/mantality-helps-wod-4-wishes-make-a-wish-missouri/ Local charity WOD 4 Wishes holds an annual event that presents all of their proceeds to Make-A-Wish Missouri. Of course,... More>>

What’s the Difference Between TRT and Steroids?

Originally posted on https://mantalityhealth.com/whats-the-difference-between-trt-and-steroids/ There’s a common misconception that doing testosterone replacement therapy is essentially doing steroids, we will tell you why... More>>

The First 30 Days: What to Expect from Low Testosterone Treatment

Originally posted on https://mantalityhealth.com/the-first-30-days-what-to-expect-from-low-testosterone-treatment/ One out of every four men over the age of 30 suffers from low testosterone. As you age, the likelihood of... More>>

Bone up on Your Health: How Testosterone Helps Your Bone Health

Originally posted on https://mantalityhealth.com/bone-up-on-your-health-how-testosterone-helps-your-bone-health/ Did you know that osteoporosis affects 54 million adults over the age of 50 every year? Or, that these... More>>

Spravato (Esketamine) for Treatment Resistant Depression – An FDA Approved “Breakthrough Therapy”

Originally posted on https://www.inspiremalibu.com/blog/mental-health/spravato-esketamine-for-treatment-resistant-depression/ In March 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of Spravato... More>>

Relaxing in the Dental Chair: A Simple Guide to Sedation Dentistry

Originally posted on https://www.shieldsdentalclinic.ie/simple-guide-sedation-dentistry/ Do you avoid the dentist at all costs? Does the thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair send a chill down your spine? More>>

The Growing U.S. Opioid Epidemic and Reliable Ways to Overcome Addiction

Originally posted on https://www.beataddiction.com/the-growing-u-s-opioid-epidemic-and-reliable-ways-to-overcome-addiction/ One of the most deadly disease epidemics to ever affect the United States is the current state of... More>>

Doctor Decoded: What Inflammation Actually Means

You’ll frequently hear health claims about various ingredients or remedies that fight inflammation. It might sound like a vague, abstract buzzword, but inflammation is actually a legitimate phenomenon in the body that can... More>>

Is It Possible to Lower Your Risk of Head and Neck Cancer? Video included

Some risk factors for developing cancer, such as family history, may be out of your control. But depending on the type of cancer, there may also be preventative measures that can help you lower your chances. This is... More>>

What Is a Booger, Actually? Video included

You’ve seen ‘em. You’ve picked ‘em. You’ve blown ‘em out. You’ve known about boogers all your life, but have you ever thought about what they *actually* are and why they set up camp in your nose? More>>

Wet Brain – Facts And Symptoms

Originally posted on https://www.recoveryresourcecenter.org/blog/alcohol-addiction/wet-brain/What is Wet Brain?Description 1: A Chronic Brain DisorderDescription 2: Wernicke-Korsakoff SyndromeDescription 3: Korsakoff’s... More>>

Cosmetic Laser Technology 101

Originally posted on http://sentientlasers.com/2018/07/13/cosmetic-laser-technology-101/ Lasers have been put to cosmetic use for nearly half a century and in recent decades, we have seen dramatic innovations in the types... More>>

Lotions, Lozenges, & More: Your Guide On How to Use CBD Oil

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/how-to-use-cbd-oil/ A recent survey revealed that 40% of U.S. adults are interested in trying CBD oil. More>>

Why Use CBD Oil?: Your Guide to the Top Benefits of CBD Oil

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/benefits-of-cbd-oil/ You can’t open up a newspaper or scroll through your social media feed today without seeing at least something related to CBD. More>>

CBD Oil for Anxiety: Everything You Need to Know

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/cbd-oil-for-anxiety/ At first, you thought it was just stress. More>>

What to Expect From Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Originally posted on https://aspiresurgical.net/what-to-expect-from-your-wisdom-teeth-extraction/ Over three million people have their wisdom teeth taken out every year. If your dentist has talked to you about the... More>>

The Benefits of CBD Oil for Migraines

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/cbd-oil-for-migraines-benefits/ If you’re among the 2-3 million Americans that suffer from chronic migraines, we know that you’ll try anything to get relief. More>>

Bark for the Benefits! CBD Oil for Dogs

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/cbd-oil-for-dogs-benefits/ It never fails. More>>

Meow for the Purr-fect Treatment! CBD Oil for Cats

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/cbd-oil-for-cats-benefits/ Are you one of the 29% of proud American cat owners? Does your feline friend provide you with infinite joy, entertainment, and, well, downright... More>>

How to Fall Asleep with the Help of CBD

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/how-to-fall-asleep-with-cbd/ According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), one in three adults don’t get enough sleep. More>>

The Demand for Edibles: Why CBD Gummies Are So Good

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/why-cbd-gummies-are-so-good/ You’ve heard all about CBD, and you’d be lying if you said you weren’t curious about trying it out for yourself. More>>

Motivating Your Mental Health: CBD Oil for Depression

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/cbd-oil-for-depression/ Lately, you just haven’t been feeling like yourself. More>>

How to Fall Asleep with the Help of CBD

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/how-to-fall-asleep-with-cbd/ According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), one in three adults don’t get enough sleep. More>>

Giving up the Lies: 8 Clear Signs It’s Time to Go to Rehab

In 2017, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that approximately 19.7 million Americans struggled with a substance addiction of some kind. In other words, addiction in the United States is prominent. Do you... More>>

The Importance of Rehabilitation During Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Video included

The goals of head and neck cancer treatment are to control the disease and to help the patient return to normal activities as soon as possible after treatment. An important part of treating head and neck cancer is... More>>

How Eric Adams Is Advocating for Plant-Based Diets in Brooklyn Video included

It’s not unheard of for a politician to promote healthier lifestyles for their constituents, but perhaps no city leader does this with quite as much passion and urgency as Eric Adams, the Borough President of Brooklyn, NY.... More>>

Why Exercise Is Essential for Treating and Preventing Osteoporosis Video included

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, adding exercise to your treatment regimen may seem a little daunting—and counterintuitive. You may be thinking: If my bones are fragile, shouldn’t I be *avoiding* physical activity? More>>

What's Palliative Care? Key Facts Patients and Caregivers Should Know Video included

Getting diagnosed with a serious illness affects more than a person’s physical health. It can touch multiple areas of their life, including their emotional well-being, finances, and social and spiritual life. A patient’s... More>>

3 solid reasons to rethink your juice cleanse Video included

Juice cleanses are sooo 2012. Back then, having a juice in hand was as hot as carrying a dog in a handbag or stuffing your fridge with the latest en vogue superfood. (Back then, it was probably kale or quinoa.) But trying...

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Why exercise Is the secret weapon to lower cholesterol Video included

The fact that exercise has many health benefits beyond weight loss may not surprise you. But its impact on lowering high cholesterol just might.

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How to prevent a heart attack, according to heart disease patients Video included

A heart attack or heart disease diagnosis might prompt you to reassess your lifestyle, but what if you could avoid a heart attack altogether and take the steps to prevent it?

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4 little ways your pet is making you a lot healthier Video included

You probably didn’t have your blood pressure or your jean size in mind when you adopted Snickers from the animal shelter, but it turns out your furry companion can do more than make your annual holiday greeting card a...

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Is coffee good or bad for your heart? What the science says Video included

A few sips into your morning Starbucks order, you can already feel the buzzing effects. You might feel more alert, energetic, and euphoric, and some people even report feeling their heart pitter-pattering faster than...

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Why cardiologists care about your tooth brushing routine Video included

You know that brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly are the major rules of good oral hygiene (and keeping those pearlies white). But if your oral care habits leave, say, a little something to be desired,...

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6 rules to make your daily coffee healthier

For about five calories a cup, black coffee is a great option if you’re gulping down four cups a day. But let’s be real: How many people really prefer their coffee black?

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  • Americans getting more inactive, computers partly to blame

    Americans getting more inactive, computers partly to blame

    Tuesday, April 23 2019 12:13 PM EDT2019-04-23 16:13:28 GMT
    (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP). FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018 file photo, students work on computers at an elementary school in Beaver, Utah. According to a study published on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Americans are becoming increasingly sed...(Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP). FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018 file photo, students work on computers at an elementary school in Beaver, Utah. According to a study published on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Americans are becoming increasingly sed...
    (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP). FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018 file photo, students work on computers at an elementary school in Beaver, Utah. According to a study published on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Americans are becoming increasingly sed...(Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP). FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018 file photo, students work on computers at an elementary school in Beaver, Utah. According to a study published on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Americans are becoming increasingly sed...
    New study shows Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, computer use partly to blame.
    New study shows Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, computer use partly to blame.
  • Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade

    Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade

    Tuesday, April 23 2019 12:12 PM EDT2019-04-23 16:12:48 GMT
    (Dr. Michael Shaw, Doug Jordan/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP). FILE - This 2011 electron microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows H3N2 influenza virions. In January 2019, the flu season was s...(Dr. Michael Shaw, Doug Jordan/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP). FILE - This 2011 electron microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows H3N2 influenza virions. In January 2019, the flu season was s...
    (Dr. Michael Shaw, Doug Jordan/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP). FILE - This 2011 electron microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows H3N2 influenza virions. In January 2019, the flu season was s...(Dr. Michael Shaw, Doug Jordan/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP). FILE - This 2011 electron microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows H3N2 influenza virions. In January 2019, the flu season was s...
    US flu season drags on, becoming the longest in recent history.
    US flu season drags on, becoming the longest in recent history.
  • Tennessee lawmakers send governor 'triggered' abortion ban

    Tennessee lawmakers send governor 'triggered' abortion ban

    Tuesday, April 23 2019 12:12 PM EDT2019-04-23 16:12:44 GMT
    A proposal that would effectively outlaw most abortions in Tennessee if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade is headed to the governor's desk.
    A proposal that would effectively outlaw most abortions in Tennessee if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade is headed to the governor's desk.
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