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Proper Treatment Can Reduce Diabetic Foot Infections

Foot infections are the most common problems in persons with diabetes. These individuals are predisposed to foot infections because of a compromised vascular supply secondary to diabetes. Local trauma and/or pressure, in addition to micro vascular disease, may result in various diabetic foot infections that run the spectrum from simple, superficial cellulites to chronic osteomyelitis. Read more

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Want To Live Longer? Keep Your Waist Less Than Half Of Height

A couple of pounds of extra body fat are not a health risk for most people. But when people keep up a pattern of eating more calories than they burn, more and more fat builds up in their bodies. Overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is Read more

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Obese Adolescents Respond Poorly To Behavioral Treatments As Against Obese Children

Although rare in the past, obesity is now among the most widespread medical problems affecting children and adolescents living in the developed countries. About 15% of adolescents (12-19 years of age) and children (6-11 years of age) are obese in the United States. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated Read more

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Avastin And Lucentis Are Equally Effective For Wet AMD

Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. AMD is degeneration of the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive. Because the macula primarily is affected Read more

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PSA Screening To Detect Prostate Cancer Can Benefit Younger And At-Risk Men

Prostate cancer screening is an attempt to identify individuals with prostate cancer in a broad segment of the population—those for whom there is no reason to suspect prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a disease which only affects men. Cancer begins to grow in the prostate – a gland in the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer Read more

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Exercise Can Help Fight Muscle Wasting From Age And Heart Failure

Exercise can slow muscle wasting, boost strength and reduce inflammation caused by aging and heart failure. Heart failure also known as congestive heart failure or cardiomyopathy-heart failure is a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body. It is a long-term condition, but it can sometimes Read more

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Non-invasive Brain Imaging Technique For Alzheimer

Alzheimer’s disease has become a silent tsunami in the aging population. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological disease of the brain leading to the irreversible loss of neurons and the loss of intellectual abilities, including memory and reasoning, which become severe enough to impede social or occupational functioning. Alzheimer’s disease is also known as simply Read more

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Stroke Patients Not Getting Proper And Timely Diagnose

If facts and figures are looked at carefully then it can be said that in U.S less than half of patients with acute stroke symptoms did not receive a brain scan within recommended guidelines. This is coming from the hospitals who are actively participating in a national quality improvement program, so rates in non-participating hospitals Read more

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Novel Gene PRDM16 Plays Critical Role In Craniofacial Development

Facial birth defects are conditions that are present in the baby at birth. These defects usually develop during the first trimester of pregnancy when organs are developing. Facial Cleft Birth Defects result from both gene mutations and environmental insults. Other causes include chromosomal abnormalities, exposure to infections in time of pregnancy, Rh incompatibility, folic acid Read more

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Summer Games Athletes Often Suffer Agony Of Skin Irritations

Being the mirror, the barometer of an individual’s health, skin is the clue to one’s healthy constitution. “Thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” is what the Olympics are all about but for many Summer Games athletes, there’s also the agony of skin irritations and conditions that can make the journey to the medal Read more

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Blindness Prevention By Transplantation Of Fetal Membrane

Blindness in patients with a devastating disease called Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) can be prevented by transplanting tissue from newborn fetal membranes. Unlike before, SJS/TEN are now believed to be variants of the same condition, distinct from erythema multiforme. SJS/TEN is a very rare, acute, serious, and potentially fatal skin reaction Read more

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Can You Build Muscle Without Weights?

The simple answer is yes. Weight training at a lower intensity but with more repetitions may be as effective for building muscle as lifting heavy weights. Using bodyweight exercises like pushups, for example, you can definitely build muscle and strength. However, if your goal is to have massive arms and tree-trunk legs, you will have Read more