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  • Some Problems Your Feet Might Develop As You Age And How To Deal With Them


    You've probably dealt with foot pain occasionally throughout the years. If you wear shoes that are too tight or if you're on your feet all day, your feet may be tired and sore until they've recovered. As you get older, your foot problems may become more common. That's because issues that come with age, such as dry skin or poor circulation can affect your feet. Here are some problems you might develop as you get older and how to deal with them.
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  • Having A Healthy Pregnancy When You Have Addison's Disease


    Having Addison's disease doesn't mean that you can't have a normal pregnancy. If you've had the rare autoimmune disease for a while, and have been managing it well, then your pregnancy should go well. However, you should be aware of a few things and may need to make a few changes to ensure that both you and the baby stay healthy. Here are some questions and answers about pregnancy and Addison's disease to help you maintain a healthy pregnancy and, in the end, have a healthy baby.
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  • Urgent Care Treatment For A Dog Bite


    If you get bit by a dog, you need to seek treatment at an urgent care center or hospital as soon as possible. Dog bites can quickly become infected, and if not treated promptly, bone and soft tissue damage can develop. Here are some interventions the providers at an urgent care center will implement for your dog bite. Tetanus Shot If you are not current on your tetanus shots, you may need a booster.
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  • The Ins And Outs Of Drugstore Pharmacy Techs


    Running a drug store is an effective way to make a living since pharmaceuticals account for one of the biggest industries today. It is currently an industry worth close to $450 billion in the United States, Mexico, and Canada combined. Opening up a drugstore of your own can be an incredible way to give people the medications they need to heal, while also getting into an exciting field. When you run a drugstore, it needs to be managed correctly from top to bottom.
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  • This Is How Your Doctor Will Determine If You Have Esophageal Cancer


    Esophageal cancer is a dangerous disease that needs to be caught as early on as possible in order to be treated adequately. This is why it's important to go along with your doctor's diagnostic tests so that you can rule out esophageal cancer as a potential problem that you're having. Whether you've been having trouble eating or swallowing or just having pain, this test will help your gastroenterologist to determine what's wrong, and possibly what isn't.
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  • Preparing Yourself For Lap Band Surgery For An Easier Lifestyle Transition


    When you make the decision to go through with lap band surgery, there are ways you can prepare yourself for the lifestyle changes that are ahead. Once the lap band surgery is complete, you will have a reduced ability to eat food. In order to prepare for the surgery, your surgeon will talk to you about dietary changes that should be put into place for several weeks before the surgery occurs.
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  • ACLS Certification: A Look At Common FAQs


    Individuals in the medical field must have specific skill sets and knowledge in order to act appropriately in certain situations, and there are multiple certifications that can come along with that fact. Here is a closer look at ACLS certification and what it entails.  What is the ACLS certification? Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) teaches healthcare professionals the proper ways to respond if they have a patient who is currently in a cardiac arrest situation.
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  • Interventional Cardiac Procedures


    If you are having problems with your heart, your doctor may suggest diagnostic tests, such as electrocardiograms, x-rays, and MRIs to diagnose your condition. If you are diagnosed with heart disease, your physicians may suggest interventional treatments. These procedures are usually minimally invasive and do not involve lengthy recovery periods.  Here are some of the interventional procedures that your cardiologist may suggest. Atherectomy During this procedure, the cardiologist helps clear plaque from your arterial walls using a special shaver that is attached to a catheter.
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  • 3 Approaches To Treating Neck Pain From Arthritis


    Although you generally do not think about the neck as being affected by arthritis, several types of arthritis can be the cause of chronic neck pain. There are several approaches that can be helpful for reducing arthritic neck pain. Reduce Inflammation Reducing inflammation is easier when the problem happens in episodes because many anti-inflammatory medications are not designed for long-term use. During an episode of inflammation, retail pain medications, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or aspirin can be helpful.
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