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A pain in the jaw

Temporomandibular disorders

The hallmark of temporomandibular disorder is facial pain, which may occur in the jaw, in the area in front of the ear or in one or both temporomandibular joints. Pain with chewing is common.


Finding redness solutions

Hiatal hernia

When to have it repaired

When the upper part of the stomach pushes through the opening in the diaphragm that the esophagus passes through — and into the chest cavity — this is known as a hiatal hernia or hiatus hernia.

After intensive care

After intensive care — Feature on a realistic look at recovery.


Gaining strength and function

New program fast-tracks breast cancer treatment

News and our views — New program fast-tracks breast cancer treatment.

Hip replacement

Back on your feet

Advances have made hip replacements easier, and the recovery process has been dramatically improved. It's still a major undertaking and risks need to be weighed against benefits. However, hip replacement can relieve pain from a damaged hip joint and improve your ability to stay active.

Nail appearance

Nail appearance — Feature on what it says about your health.

Nonprescription pain relievers are alternatives to opioids

Whole grains

Whole grains — Feature on this subtle superfood.

Kidney stones

Personalized prevention

Slow down, eat less

Health tips — Slow down, eat less.

Video: Fighting arthritis with food

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February 2020
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Cosmetic surgery

Facts and fiction

Tightening sagging skin due to aging with surgery can be a realistic choice for older adults. Still, it's not a quick and easy fix and it comes with real costs, risks and limitations.

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Post-intensive care syndrome

About half of people who have had a stay in a critical care unit develop post-intensive care syndrome (PICS).

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Second Opinion

I had a fainting spell the other day, which was new for me. I don't feel unwell, but a friend I was with at the time insists I should see my doctor. Is that necessary?

Yes, see your doctor.

Fainting, or passing out — a temporary loss of consciousness also known as syncope — is caused by insufficient blood flow to the brain.

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