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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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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 Alert: Five Home-renovation Tips That Will Reduce Asthma and Allergy Triggers in Your Home

This article presents five home renovation tips that will have asthma and allergy sufferers breathing easy.

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Health Alert: Five Home-renovation Tips That Will Reduce Asthma and Allergy Triggers in Your Home

This article presents five home renovation tips that will have asthma and allergy sufferers breathing easy.

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Health Alert: Five Home-renovation Tips That Will Reduce Asthma and Allergy Triggers in Your Home

This article presents five home renovation tips that will have asthma and allergy sufferers breathing easy.

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Health Alert: Traveling Abroad? Get Vaccinated Against Hepatitis a

The CDC recently issued a travel advisory due to an outbreak of hepatitis A at a popular tourist destination. Fortunately, the disease can be easily prevented with a safe and effective vaccine.

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