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Migrating Birds May Bring Exotic Ticks to U.S.

Migrating Birds May Bring Exotic Ticks to U.S. But, so far, the parasites haven’t been able to thrive in northern climates, experts say WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ticks can travel from Central and South America to …

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Cancer: Palliative Care and Quality of Life

Cancer: Palliative Care and Quality of Life By Susan BernsteinWebMD Feature Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD WebMD Feature Archive A significant improvement in cancer care is a new medical specialty called palliative medicine — care that alleviates the side effects of cancer treatment and eases pain and… Source …

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How to Dispose of Unused or Expired Prescription Drugs

How to Dispose of Unused Prescription Drugs Stashing them in a cabinet is unwise; old medications can become ineffective or unsafe WebMD News from HealthDay By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many people hold on to extra prescription drugs, but saving …

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MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study

MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise Use of imaging tool has jumped dramatically, despite unclear guidelines on its use in this setting WebMD News from HealthDay By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The use of MRI scans before breast cancer …

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FAQ: Pregnancy Complications and Your Heart

FAQ: Pregnancy Complications and Your Heart Sept. 22, 2015 — You may have seen headlines linking pregnancy complications such as high blood pressure and early delivery to a later risk of dying from heart disease. In a study published Monday, researchers found a link between the two — and said …

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Pregnancy Complications May Be Linked to Later Heart Disease

Pregnancy Complications and Later Heart Disease Risk was particularly high for women who had more than one health problem during pregnancy, study suggests WebMD News from HealthDay By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A complicated pregnancy may increase a woman’s risk of …

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Is My Newborn Normal?

Is My Newborn Normal? To help prepare you for those first hours, days, and weeks of life, here’s a head-to-toe guide to newborn health. Reviewed by Anita Schroff, MD The moment your newborn is delivered, you’re bound to heave a heavy sigh of relief now that baby has come. …

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