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Vector-borne illnesses on the rise. Why and how to protect yourself.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that “vector-borne” illnesses have more than tripled over the last 13 years and has become a “growing health problem” in the United States. Kenneth Sands, M.D., HCA Healthcare’s chief epidemiologist and patient safety officer, explains that vector-borne illnesses are transmitted to humans…
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Why head injuries affect girls differently than boys

Bumps and bruises are a normal part of childhood, especially if your young one is a fan of playground activities, like capture the flag or jump rope, or is involved in organized sports. Team sports help kids and adolescents form friendships, boost self-esteem and get physically active, but they also increase the risk of injury…
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What is an embolization procedure and why is it performed

According to a statement released Monday afternoon by the White House, First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a “benign kidney condition”. The White House said the “procedure was successful and there were no complications.” Mrs. Trump is expected to remain in the hospital for the duration of the week to recover. Based on…
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What to know about COPD

Editor’s note: This article was updated at 7:10 pm, Tuesday, April 17. The update includes information on the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush.  Former first lady Barbara Bush reportedly battled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, and congestive heart failure at the time of her death at 92 years old on Tuesday. Former Tonight…
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What was wrong with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s heart?

By now, you have probably heard the news that actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent heart surgery last week. Per reports, the scheduled surgery was performed at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai to replace a pulmonary valve, or pulmonic valve, which is positioned between the heart and the lungs, allowing for blood to travel to…
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