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Is Thyroid Disease Behind Your Mood Swings?

According to the American Thyroid Association, approximately 20 million Americans have a thyroid condition, and about 60% of this group don’t even know they have one. Thyroid disorders can affect how hot or cold you feel and cause your weight to fluctuate, but they can also alter your mood. In fact...

Thyroid
General Health & Wellness
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3 Reasons You Should Exercise in the Winter Chill

As the temperature drops and the wind picks up, it can be tempting to take your run to the treadmill or even just curl up at home under a warm blanket. Don’t let the chilly air give you cold feet when it comes to your routine, though — exercising in the cold has some great benefits! Here are just a...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
General Health & Wellness
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3 Weight Loss Tricks Backed by Science

When it comes to losing weight, everyone knows the age-old advice of eating more fruits and veggies, skipping processed foods, and exercising more frequently. But did you know that drinking caffeine or eating pickled foods can help you drop the pounds, too? Here are some unexpected ways to get your...

Weight Loss
Diet & Fitness
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How to Make Your New Year's Resolution a Reality

As the new year rolls around, you’ve probably considered a resolution or two to make positive changes in the coming months. Unfortunately, many people abandon these goals within the first few weeks. If this sounds familiar, try out our favorite tips to make it stick, and you’ll feel like a whole...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
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It Only Takes 10 Seconds for This Pen to Detect Cancer

Researchers are continually looking for new ways to treat cancer more efficiently and effectively. Through innovations and clinical trials, they see what works and what doesn’t. Currently under evaluation is the MasSpec Pen, a device that can detect cancer within 10 seconds.  How the MasSpec Pen...

Oncology
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Rewiring the Heart to Repair Its Rhythm

Ventricular fibrillation, the most serious heart rhythm disorder, occurs when electrical signals can’t complete their journey across heart tissue, resulting in quivering heart muscles that fail to pump blood. This can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. But researchers have discovered a special type of...

Cardiovascular Care
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New Technology Gives Patients With COPD More Treatment Options

Chronic lower respiratory disease, or CLRD, is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or COPD, is a form of CLRD. And while no cure exists for COPD, there are a number of effective treatments to help patients manage their symptoms, from...

Lung Care
Transplant
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Advanced Endoscopic Procedures: More Than Imaging

Endoscopic procedures are a useful way to see inside the body and collect images that help your doctor gain a greater understanding of your health. There are several different types: colonoscopies focus on the colon and rectum, upper endoscopies focus on the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract,...

Digestive Health
Imaging
Acid Reflux
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Got GERD? Watch out for Barrett’s Esophagus

Ever feel a burning sensation in your chest after eating spicy foods or have a coughing fit after drinking a soda? These can be signs of acid reflux, and if these symptoms persist, you could have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). While the discomfort of heartburn is temporary, untreated acid...

Digestive Health
Acid Reflux
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Can Deep Brain Stimulation Effectively Treat Depression?

About 33% of people with depressive symptoms experience treatment-resistant depression, meaning they don’t receive significant relief from common therapies like medication or counseling. Doctors have used deep brain stimulation to treat movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, and seizure...

Neurology