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A promising treatment for certain breast cancers

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Meningioma

Meningioma — Feature on a brain tumor that's usually noncancerous.

Breast cancer surgery

Know your options

Knowing the difference between lumpectomy and mastectomy — and their implications — can help bring a sense of calm and control to breast cancer decision making. New approaches to cancer removal can preserve a more natural breast appearance even when mastectomy is performed.

Keep calm and breathe

Health tips — Keep calm and breathe.

Curbing your appetite

Enlarged prostate

Enlarged prostate — Feature on new surgical options.

Restless legs syndrome

Unwanted urge to move

When it's not Alzheimer's

When it's not Alzheimer's — Feature on dementia's many forms.

Macular degeneration

Preserve sight with early treatment

Fungal pneumonia

Fungal pneumonia — Feature on the unusual suspects.

Video: How weighted blankets may lift anxiety

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November 2020
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Arthritis and exercise

Managing joint pain for an active life

The idea that you should rest your joints if you have arthritis is outdated. Physical activity can actually reduce arthritis pain and stiffness, but it's important to know how you to get started and keep from over-doing it.

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Brain health

Taking a multivitamin targeted toward brain health is among the top ways to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
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Second Opinion

My friend says her arthritis pain improved after she started taking turmeric. Can you tell me more about this supplement?

Although a common spice in many home pantries, you may not be familiar with the purported health effects of turmeric. Relieving arthritis pain is one of many.

Turmeric, a plant related to ginger, is grown in India and many Asian countries, as well as other tropical areas. It's a major ingredient in curry powders — common in many Indian and Asian dishes — and is used as a coloring for foods, fabrics and cosmetics. The underground portions of the plant can be dried and made into capsules, tablets, extracts, powders or teas. Or they may be made into a paste to apply to the skin.

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