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3 Reasons Women in Labor May Need a C-Section

Sep 03, 2019

Many expectant mothers create a birth plan, which details things such as the items of clothing you’ll wear during labor, how you will manage pain, and how you would like to deliver. However, birth can be unpredictable, and a medically necessary cesarean section can alter your plans. Here are some...

Maternity
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Why It's Important to Catch Prostate Cancer Early

Aug 23, 2019

About 1 in every 9 men will develop prostate cancer during his life. However, many cases progress so slowly that doctors may only recommend active surveillance rather than treatment. Some cases go entirely unnoticed. Should you even consider screening? Read on. How Essential Is Early Detection?  ...

Men's Health
Oncology
Healthy Aging
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3 Scientific Reasons Why You Should Do Yoga

Aug 22, 2019

Unrolling your mat, playing some soothing music, and bending into child’s pose always serves to relax you. The sense of calm that comes after a good yoga flow seems like a reward in itself, but yoga can actually have some profound effects on your health. Even better: these benefits are rooted in...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Cardiovascular Care
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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Can Smartwatches Detect AFib Accurately?

Aug 21, 2019

From playing music to receiving calls and texts, it seems like your smartwatch can do anything nowadays. Apple is trying to take it a step further with claims that the Apple Watch can detect the signs of atrial fibrillation, but is this tech something you can trust?  What Is Atrial Fibrillation? ...

Cardiovascular Care
A man runs on a treadmill while a screen displays information about his heart

Which Exercise Is Best for Your Heart?

Aug 20, 2019

Ready to have a change of heart? Regular exercise is a crucial factor for lowering your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but did you know it can also remodel the structure of this important organ? Get ready to learn how a steady fitness routine can transform your heart and your health! ...

Cardiovascular Care
Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
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Activated Charcoal: The Universal Antidote?

Aug 12, 2019

People have used activated charcoal for thousands of years, but recently it’s gained popularity due to its alleged health benefits. From whitening teeth to preventing hangovers, it may seem like there isn’t anything this compound can’t do. However, while this product has its uses, there isn’t...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Digestive Health
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Could You Have an Iron Deficiency?

Jul 29, 2019

Iron is a mineral that’s necessary for the creation of red blood cells, which are vital for everyday bodily processes, including transporting oxygen to your organs. Therefore, it’s important to be able to recognize the symptoms of iron deficiency and what to do if you suspect you lack this...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
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CAR-T Therapy: The Future of Lymphoma & Leukemia Treatment?

Jul 19, 2019

At the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, patients have the opportunity to participate in leading-edge research through clinical trials. These studies often focus on experimental treatments for specific cancers, and two types of cancer, lymphoma and leukemia, are some of the main focuses of...

Oncology
A doctor gently touches a woman's neck so she can feel the thyroid glands

The Scarless Approach to Thyroid Surgery

Jul 16, 2019

As research continues to lead to groundbreaking medical advancements, surgeries become less invasive and recovery times decrease. Such is true for thyroidectomies and parathyroidectomies, surgeries to remove part or all of the thyroid or parathyroid glands, respectively. The transoral vestibular...

Thyroid
A bowl full of chicken, avocado, chickpeas, and other healthy ingredients sits on a counter

How to Build a Balanced Buddha Bowl

Jul 15, 2019

Buddha bowls, bright combinations of artfully positioned food popping up all over social media, are gaining fans for a reason. Not only are these meals visually stunning, but they can also contain a bevy of macro and micronutrients and make meal prepping a breeze. The trick to achieving a healthy—...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness