Update on therapy
It's difficult to detect ovarian cancer in its earliest stages. When ovarian cancer has spread, initial treatment is often successful, but relapse is common. Progress has been made in solving these key problems, and there's optimism that today's research will lead to further improvements in care.
Your tongue is a complex and multifunctional organ, allowing for taste, speech and swallowing. When something goes wrong — biting or burning your tongue, for example — you certainly feel it. But sometimes abnormalities in its appearance can be missed. Lesions can occur on your tongue for a... Read More
Common summer rashes
With greater time spent outdoors in the summertime comes an increased risk of certain rashes. Here's a look at some of the causes. Poison ivy, oak and sumac A type of contact dermatitis occurs from contact with urushiol — an oil found in the sap of these... Read More
You've had a large bump at the base of your big toe (bunion) for some time, and the big toe has gradually tilted toward the smaller toes over the years. Although you've never liked the look of it, the bunion hadn't caused any problems until recently when the bunion... Read More
A picnic is a great opportunity for fresh air and outdoor fun. Don't let health risks put a damper on it. To enjoy your picnic safely: Clean produce — Scrub fruits and vegetables well, even when the outside isn't eaten. Chill well — Store perishable foods...Read More
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New physical activity guidelines
A minute here, a minute there — the movements add up. That's according to new physical activity guidelines published by the Department of Health and Human Services. The recommended weekly aerobic activity total remains the same — 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking or...Read More
Nutritional prehabilitation improves outcomes
Many doctors recommend a health-improving program in the weeks leading up to colorectal surgeries. This process — known as prehabilitation — is designed to optimize your overall health before surgery in order to improve recovery. Numerous studies have examined the benefits of adopting a regular exercise regimen before colorectal...Read More
I keep hearing about CBD oil. Is it safe to try?
A: Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is popular for symptom relief in a number of ailments. While it's mostly considered safe, it's not without risks. CBD is a chemical derived from Cannabis sativa (marijuana). CBD contains little or no delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that produces a high.... Read More
Are there any self-care tips for anal itching?
A: Anal itching is an intense itching inside and around the opening of the anus. It's potentially embarrassing, but bringing it up with your doctor is recommended. That's because there are a number of possible causes with specific treatments that will likely help with itching. These causes include hemorrhoids,... Read More