Health Tip: Tendinitis 101

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HealthDay News : 30-Oct-2017

Tendinitis occurs when the thick cords of tissue that connect muscles to bone become inflamed and painful.

Tendinitis can be triggered by an injury, muscle overuse, improper stretching or incorrect form during exercise, the American Podiatric Medical Association says.

The condition usually resolves on its own with rest, ice and elevation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:25 Read more...

Health Tip: Avoid Tooth Sensitivity

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HealthDay News : 27-Oct-2017

If a tooth delivers a sharp pain any time you brush or chew on that side, you may have a problem called tooth hypersensitivity.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association suggested that these practices be avoided:

  • Aggressive tooth brushing.
  • Whitening or abrasive toothpaste.
  • Clenching
Last Updated on Sunday, 29 October 2017 11:30 Read more...

Health Tip: Being a Cancer Caregiver

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HealthDay News : 27-Oct-2017

Helping to care for a person with cancer may involve issues ranging from understanding medication side effects and communicating with family to providing information to a patient's doctor to help determine if a treatment is working.

The American Cancer Society offers this advice for cancer caregivers, recognizing they may feel overworked

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 October 2017 11:31 Read more...

Gut Bacteria May Change Rapidly After Severe Injury

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HealthDay News : 26-Oct-2017

After a severe traumatic injury, the composition of a patient's intestinal bacteria quickly changes -- a phenomenon that could affect the patient's prognosis, new research suggests.

The finding that the gut's so-called "microbiome" experiences a depletion in the presence of some bacteria and an increase in the presence of others came

Last Updated on Monday, 30 October 2017 11:23 Read more...

When It Comes to Obesity, Genes Just Partly to Blame

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HealthDay News : 26-Oct-2017

If you have trouble keeping slim, don't put all the blame on your DNA.

People carrying so-called "obesity" genes tend to gain more weight if they don't work out or don't get enough sleep, said Timothy Frayling, a professor with the University of Exeter Medical School in England.

"You can't change

Last Updated on Monday, 30 October 2017 11:23 Read more...

Health Tip: Talk To Your Kids About a Tragedy

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HealthDay News : 26-Oct-2017

With graphic images of terrorist acts and mass shootings all over the news, it's difficult to keep your children from seeing and hearing about these events.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents should explain these tragedies to children in ways they can understand and cope with.

Explain in an age-appropriate

Last Updated on Monday, 30 October 2017 11:23 Read more...

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