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Do cat scratches pose particular risks?

Q: My cat scratched me while I was trimming his claws and the wound later became infected. Are cat scratches a special concern?

Diverticular disease

Fiber as therapy

Stress incontinence

Taking the next step

Pleural effusion

Water on the lung


More common with age

Spinal stenosis

Pain often age related

Wrist arthritis

Reducing pain, increasing function

Carbon monoxide

Preventing poisoning

I've never had a fracture. Do I need a bone density test?

Q: I've never had a fracture or any bone health issues. Should I still get a bone density test?

What can be done for thickened, discolored toenails?

Q: A few of my toenails have turned a yellowish color and seem to have thickened. Is there anything I can do to fix this?


An aid to ailing kidneys

Video: What's a bone density test?

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January 2020
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Taking your life back

With better scientific understanding of often-misunderstood condition has come improved treatment strategies that allow for an individualized approach to addressing pain and many other symptoms that can be at play.

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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation — an abnormal heart rhythm — makes you more likely to have a stroke.

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Second Opinion

Are steel-cut oats better than rolled oats?

In terms of nutrition, steel-cut and rolled oats are pretty much the same. Both are whole grains, which are good for your heart and overall health. Both are low in fat, cholesterol-free and good sources of fiber. Equal-size serving weights of steel-cut and rolled oats have identical calories and protein.

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