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Pacemaker Safety

Pacemaker Safety

To Eloise in Colorado: There is no known risk to your pacemaker or you when using a heating pad that is in good working condition and applied as intended.... More

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Best to Check
Best to Check

To Nancy in Michigan: Blood pressure can vary, and it would be just a guess for me to know why it went up when you... More

Diabetes: Foot Care

A new bathroom scale with illuminated mirrors may help people with diabetes rise to the challenge of managing the disease and avoiding its big time... More

Wine May Protect the GI Tract
Wine May Protect the GI Tract

No one is suggesting that drinking excessive amounts of alcohol is good for one’s health. But a new study suggests that a daily glass of... More

Check Out These Links
Check Out These Links

Ever been deferred as a blood donor because of a low blood count? An online tutorial helps explain why, and what to do about it.... More

Treating Epilepsy with New Technology

New Demipulse generators for certain hard-to-treat seizures are significantly smaller and lighter than earlier units and feature advanced technology to improve monitoring and programming of... More

New Way to Stop Stroke

About 55 facilities are participating in the National Institutes of Health-funded SAMMPRIS (Stenting & Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis) study... More

A Closer Look at Colon Cancer
A Closer Look at Colon Cancer

The FDA has approved a disposable imaging device that features a miniature “rear view mirror” to help physicians who perform colonoscopies better detect polyps on... More

Surgery Prevents Migraines

Turns out that fixing a hole in the heart might sometimes help prevent a debilitating pain in the head. In an observational study, 87 percent... More

Walk Away Leg Pain
Walk Away Leg Pain

Intermittent claudication (cramping or pain caused by decreased blood flow to the lower leg muscles) is a common symptom in people with peripheral artery disease.... More

Graphing Grief
Graphing Grief

Over time, the emotional pain of losing a loved one typically lessens. Some people, however, suffer a debilitating sense of loss called complicated or long-term... More

Breast Cancer: Better Test, Better Treatment
Breast Cancer: Better Test, Better Treatment

A new test called chromogenic in situ hybridization (CISH) looks for color changes in cancer cells to help identify — without ultra-expensive microscopes — those that are sensitive to... More

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