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More Teens Having Tommy John Surgery

Research by doctors at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago reveals that more than half of all Tommy John surgeries are performed on 15- to 19-year-olds.

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Health News: Top Four Year-round Sensitive Skin Issues

This article presents some simple tips and tricks to address four problem areas that can seriously irritate sensitive skin.

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Health News: Customized Knee Implants Offer Advantages to Patients

(BPT) – By 2030, the number of people turning to knee replacement surgery to end pain and regain mobility will likely increase to 3.5 million annually, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. For many patients, recovery from knee replacement surgery is painful and slow, and the results are often not what people expect. Multiple clinical studies have found that on average one in five patients who have a knee replacement are dissatisfied with the result because of pain after surgery or because their new knee feels unnatural.

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Health Alert: Health Consequences of Hard Water

Perhaps the greatest concern is on the role of hard water on the condition of the skin — our original body armor — the largest organ of the body and the one responsible for protecting us from all environmental challenges. The combination of soap and hard water has long been known to result in dermatitis. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases warns that the skin of people with dermatitis lacks infection-fighting proteins, making them susceptible to skin infections caused by bacteria, viruses and all forms of mold, conditions leading to further serious complications.

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Health Advice: Five Ways People with Diabetes Can Prepare to Travel Anywhere

Diabetes shouldn’t be a barrier to travel. The key is preparation. Just a little extra planning on your part beforehand can make for an once-in-a-lifetime trip. To help you plan smart and get ready for any situation, follow these suggestions from the American Diabetes Association. Don’t miss out, start your preparations today.

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Health News: Empower Yourself with Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Managing Sickle Cell Disease

For patients with sickle cell disease — a rare but debilitating blood disorder — one focus of the questions might include the creation of a plan for overall health maintenance to help prevent the occurrence of additional illnesses, which can quickly become dangerous to people with sickle cell disease. In this article, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) offers these questions as examples of topics patients might discuss with the specialist managing their care.

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Chronic Pain: Healthy People Just Don’t Understand

I don’t think people really understand chronic pain. I’ve had people tell me things like, "Well, do you ever feel good?" or "You really need to do something so you feel better." Chronic means forever, so I will never feel better. I will have good days, but that doesn’t mean that the pain is gone. That only means that for a moment I can control the pain enough to live somewhat normally.

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Lose Weight for Good by Going Franken-Wheat Free Without Giving Up Whole Grains

It is not only gluten intolerant and gluten sensitive people who have adverse reactions to modern wheat. Learn why…

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Why Agave Syrup Increases Belly Fat

We all want to be fit and healthy, so we often look for good natural alternatives to sugar and agave syrup is all the rage these days, but what many people who use it do not know is that it is natural, but not very healthy at all…read on.

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Love: How Does It Help Health, How Does It Hurt You?

You’re in love with someone, at least you think you are but you’re feeling nervous, why?

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