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Symptom Awareness Brings Early Detection of Asbestos Cancer

There is no early, widely accepted screening test for malignant pleural mesothelioma, the rare and aggressive cancer caused primarily by exposure to asbestos. But, an awareness of symptoms that often...

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How Can I Tell the Difference Between Braxton Hicks Contractions and True Labor?

Dr. Al Robichaux shares information about the difference between sporadic "false labor" contractions called Braxton Hicks and the onset of "true labor."

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Elbow Ligament Reconstruction: The “Tommy John Surgery”

The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is one of the main stabilizing ligaments in the elbow and is involved especially with overhead activities such as throwing and pitching. When this ligament...

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What is a Midwife?

Thinking about having a baby? Wondering what your birthing options are? Today’s moms have more choices than ever.

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Which Over-the-Counter Medications are Best for Common Cold and Flu Symptoms?

It would be nice to know that there was something we could take right away to start fighting off that nasty cold or flu, however the common cold and flu...

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Back to School:  Pack It Light, Wear It Right - Backpack Strategies for Parents

A major component of the back to school period is the purchase of school supplies and the perfect backpack to carry these items. Did you know carrying too much weight...

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How to Tell if You’re Dehydrated

Dehydration can influence your mental functioning, your heart rate and your ability to regulate body temperature and blood pressure. While temperatures are starting to push into the 90s and even 10...

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Back to School: Concussion Advice for Athletes

The start of this year’s football season brings an increased focus on protecting players at all levels from experiencing a concussion. A controversial topic, concussions have been a heated...

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