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  • 4 Things You Need To Know About Halo Moles

    Normal moles tend to look the same over time, but in some cases, they can evolve and become halo moles. Here are four things you need to know about halo moles. What are the signs of halo moles? Halo moles aren't usually painful, so you'll need to do a visual inspection of your skin to notice their presence. If you develop halo moles, you'll notice that one or more of your existing moles has developed a depigmented (lighter than the rest of your skin) ring of tissue around it.
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  • Finding Success With A Family-Owned Pharmacy

    Patients today are looking for more personalized service when it comes to their doctors as well as their pharmacists. Technology has taken away the more personal side of medicine, so smaller, family-owned pharmacies make a great alternative for people who are looking for a business that cares about them and their well-being. If you already own a small family pharmacy, or if you've considered starting your own, here are a few tips to help you become successful.
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  • 3 Potential Causes Of Painful Gingival Lesions

    Gingival lesions are open, blister-like sores that form on the soft tissue of your gums due to an underlying medical issue. The lesions can cause discomfort and threaten the health of the nearby teeth. Call your dentist as soon as gingival lesions for proper diagnosis and immediate treatment as at least one of the causes can prove fatal without intervention. What are a few of the potential causes of gingival lesions – and how can your dentist help?
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  • Under 50 And Colon Cancer: What Should You Know About Colonoscopy Screening?

    If you're under 50 years of age and experience strange problems with your digestive system, such as nausea and painful bowel movements, speak to your doctor about having a colonoscopy done. Although colon cancer typically affects adults 50 years and older, it can develop in young people who have family histories of colon cancer, poor eating habits and several other risk factors. A colonoscopy screening is one of your best defenses against colorectal cancer because it gives doctors a chance to detect and diagnose the disease early.
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  • Central Serous Retinopathy: Gaining A Better Understanding Of The Disease

    Central serous retinopathy–also known as central serous chorioretinopathy–is a condition that occurs when fluid builds up and accumulates under the retina. The leakage of choroidal fluid between the retina and the outer layer of the eyeball can lead to distorted central vision. Although the condition generally affects only one eye, it can occur in both eyes at the same time. Since your eye often looks normal, it's important to understand how to identify and manage the disease.
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  • Answering Common But Important Glaucoma Questions

    Problems with your sense of site can be particularly problematic because of your reliance on this invaluable sense. Sadly, there are many issues that your eyes may encounter over the course of your life. For example, glaucoma is a relatively common condition that many patients will have to battle at some point during their lives. If you are suspecting that you may be developing this condition, it is important for you to know the answers to these two questions.
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  • Getting Rid Of The Pain And Numbness In Your Hands And Wrists

    It starts as a mild pain in your wrists as you work but quickly develops into numbness and tingling in your hand. Eventually, you find it difficult to grasp anything and hold onto it. These are the signs of carpal tunnel syndrome and, if not addressed, can leave you without the use of your hands. Here is what is happening to your wrists and hands and the help available to you.
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  • How To Create A Medical Care Binder For An Aging Parent

    A medical binder is one of the single most important tools you can have when it comes to managing an aging parent's healthcare. While it's useful if your parent is still independent, it is indispensable if they have a home caregiver that is helping them manage their health. The purpose of the binder is to keep all of their health records in a single place. It is then taken to each medical appointment and available for every visiting healthcare worker.
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  • Knee Replacement? 3 Physical Activities That Will Help You Recover Quicker

    While you may expect to be laid up for a few days or even a week or more after knee replacement surgery, you won't be. Within at least 24 hours of your surgery, you will begin the arduous journey of physical rehabilitation. The process starts with your first attempt to get out of bed and ends when you resume your normal activities without pain and restriction. For most people, this takes approximately 12 weeks, but everyone is different.
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  • Tips For New Prosthetic Leg Patients

    Losing your leg can be an extremely difficult loss to experience. In addition to the intense pain and stress this causes, it can make daily life far more difficult. Fortunately, prosthetics have experienced numerous advancements in recent years that have helped improve the quality of these devices. However, if you have never been around prosthetic legs, you may not understand what to expect from these devices. By using these following tips, you can avoid some routine sources of issues.
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