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14 Ways to Shed Pounds After 40

If you’re over 40, you may have noticed that it’s easier to gain weight — and harder to lose it — than it used to be. Changes in your activity level, eating habits, and hormones, and how your body stores fat all can play roles. But a few simple steps …

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Sperm Health Linked to Weight?

ndian scientists studied more than 1,200 men and found that too much extra weight was linked to a lower volume of semen, a lower sperm count and lower sperm concentration. In addition, sperm motility (the ability to move quickly through the female reproductive tract) was poor. The sperm had other …

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia syndrome affects the muscles and soft tissue. Symptoms include chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender points or trigger points, which can be relieved through medications, lifestyle changes and stress management. Fibromyalgia Symptoms Because the classic symptoms of fibromyalgia — widespread muscle and joint pain and fatigue …

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What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do …

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Kidney Failure

Kidney failure facts Kidneys are the organs that filter waste products from the blood. They are also involved in regulating blood pressure, electrolyte balance, and red blood cell production in the body. Symptoms of kidney failure are due to the build-up of waste products and excess fluid in the body …

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Renal Replacement Therapy

Renal replacement therapy (RRT) replaces nonendocrine kidney function in patients with renal failure and is occasionally used for some forms of poisoning. Techniques include intermittent hemodialysis, continuous hemofiltration and hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis. All modalities exchange solute and remove fluid from the blood, using dialysis and filtration across permeable membranes. …

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Does the Mole Always Come Before the Melanoma?

Do Melanomas Arise From Preexisting Moles? It’s a widely held assumption that melanomas are malignant transformations of moles. But it turns out that most are not. A recent study  reported that only 29% of more than 20,000 melanomas were associated with a preexisting nevus, and 71% arose de novo. Patients …

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‘MAP’ Program Improves Hypertension Control

Primary-care practices using the “MAP” hypertension quality-improvement program saw improved blood-pressure control in their patients in just 6 months[1]. MAP is an acronym that stands for: Measure blood pressure accurately every time it’s measured. Act rapidly to manage uncontrolled blood pressure. Partner with patients to promote blood-pressure self-management. “The MAP …

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How Are Residents Handling Longer Shifts?

Residency programs increased shift hours for first-year trainees in July, allowing them to work as long as 28 consecutive hours. As a result, first-year residents can now work shifts as long as those for more senior residents, with their maximum work schedule capped at 80 hours per week (averaged over …

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Female Orgasm Can Reveal Partner’s Attractiveness, Wealth, And Confidence Levels

A night of passionate lovemaking between the sheets, bodies moving in synchrony, should lead to the holy grail of sex — an orgasm. The female orgasm has plagued researchers (and some men) for decades with questions such as why it exists and how it happens. Now, according to a recent study published …

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