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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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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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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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What You Need to Know About the Enterovirus Outbreak

With cases of Enterovirus EV-D68 in children spreading quickly across the country, how serious should this concern be to parents? Dr. Russell Steele, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Ochsner Hospital for Children,...

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Fatty Liver Disease Affects 6 Million in U.S.

Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that are a consequence of insulin resistance or in other words, the inability of insulin to work transferring sugars (energy) to our body...

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Tips on Easing Eye Strain at the Computer

If you spend hours each day working at a computer screen, you may experience eye strain or red, irritated eyes due prolonged computer screen viewing.

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