Testosterone Therapy: Potential Benefits and Risks

The promise of testosterone therapy may seem enticing, but there are a lot of misconceptions about what the treatment can and can’t do for you. As you get older, testosterone therapy may sound like the ultimate anti-aging formula. Yet the health benefits of testosterone therapy for age-related decline in testosterone aren’t as clear as they […]

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Phobias Are All Too Common

What is a phobia? Having a phobia means you are extremely afraid of a specific object, situation, or activity. Having a phobia about something is very different from everyday worry or stress. For example, most people feel worry and stress at some time, such as when speaking in front of a large group of people. […]

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Putting the Opioid Epidemic in Perspective

Opioids include drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin that are mostly prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. They act by attaching to specific proteins called opioid receptors, which are found on nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord, gastrointestinal tract, and other organs in the body. When these drugs attach to their […]

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Dealing With Back Pain

Help Your Back in Bed You spend about a third of your life sleeping. One of the best ways to protect your back is with a mattress and sleep positions that support it. Make bedtime a haven for your back by: • Getting the right mattress. No matter how comfortable a squishy-soft feather bed may […]

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Cold Caps – New Cancer Treatment Prevents Hair Loss

What is Cold Cap Therapy? Cold cap therapy, or modern day scalp cooling, involves the use of a special cap or set of caps, cooled to very cold temperatures, and worn for a period of hours before, during and after each chemotherapy treatment. The cold temperature constricts the blood vessels leading to the hair follicles, […]

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Facts About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in a man’s prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not […]

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