Blood Test For Lung Cancer Eliminates Need For Biopsies, Surgery

A new blood test to detect lung cancer has been shown to be 98% accurate in its diagnosis. Dr. Gerard Silvestri, of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, led a study to explore a noninvasive method of determining whether lung nodules are benign or malignant. Biopsies are invasive. And often, doctors will advise…

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Hypertension Reducing Drugs Work Better With Pleasant Music

Hypertension and heart disease are global health concerns. The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that the growth of the processed food industry has increased the amount of salt in diets worldwide, and that this plays one role in this disease. Medical guidelines define hypertension as a blood pressure higher than 130 over 80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg), according to guidelines issued by the…

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Muscle Cramps Healed With Eating Electrolytes Rich Foods

Muscle cramps can be healed by eating foods rich in electrolytes content. Muscle cramps happen when your muscles tense up and you can’t relax them. While painful, usually you can treat them yourself. Exercise and dehydration are common causes. One way to stop cramps is to stretch or massage your muscles. Also, eat enough of…

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Eating Fruits And Vegetables Right Way To Stay Healthy

Eating fruits and vegetables the right way will keep you healthy. If you’re trying to work more fruits and vegetables into your diet, make sure you get the most out of them. How they’re prepared can make a big difference in the nutritional punch they pack. Actually, raw or cooked is the question. The right type…

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Diverticulitis; Causes, Symptoms, Available Treatments

Diverticulitis is a tough word to spell and difficult to pronounce but what you need to know is that it’s a serious illness. The condition happens when tiny, bulging pouches (called diverticula) form in the colon. If the pouches become inflamed or infected, this is diverticulitis.     Diverticulitis: Symptoms Symptoms of diverticulitis may be…

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Drug Price Reduction Decision Put Off By Medicare

Drug price reductions for patients on the Medicare Part D prescription drug program was put off by the CMS (The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) yesterday.     The issue is whether the discounts that pharmacy benefit managers negotiate for drugs should go toward lowering the price that a patient pays at the pharmacy.…

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Sinusitis: Symptoms, Causes, And Available Treatments

Sinusitis is a fancy word for sinus trouble. It’s pain in the forehead or between the eyes. Your upper teeth ache. Your face feels full, and the nose is stuffy and congested. If you have one or all of these symptoms, congrats. You are a member of the sinusitis club.       Sinusitis: What…

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