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Blog Posts in 2014

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Knowing the Symptoms of Shingles

Shingles is a skin infection that is primarily diagnosed in older adults, who may have a more difficult time recovering from this condition than younger people. When you have shingles, symptoms may ...
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Finding Support Following Stroke

After suffering a stroke, patients may need ongoing care and support from their families since there are a number of tough symptoms that can make the recovery process difficult. You might notice that ...
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Why You Won't Want to Gamble with Chest Pain

Chest pain is a relatively vague symptom that could be indicative of conditions ranging from heartburn to heart failure, which means that you might think of waiting for symptoms to subside before ...
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Ways to Preserve Your Spine Health at Any Age

The aging process can take a significant toll on your spinal health, because degenerative conditions like osteoporosis and spinal disc degeneration tend to set in as the body gets older. However, you ...
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Signs that an Elderly Loved One Needs Behavioral Care

Older adults are at a greater risk than younger people for a handful of mental disorders such as depression, dementia, and anxiety disorders that could lead to a wide range of complications and ...
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Helping Your Kids Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

The holiday season can present a number of extra health risks for anyone, but children are particularly vulnerable to the injuries and illnesses that boost ER visits during the season. As a parent, ...
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An In-Depth Look at Dementia in Seniors

Dementia is a frequently misunderstood condition that is not a disease itself, but rather a description of many different symptoms caused by a number of various diseases. Dementia may take place in ...
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Tips for Fighting the Holiday Blues

While the holiday season is festive for some, it may be a time of winter sadness for others. Seniors are particularly susceptible to feelings of depression during the holidays, as they may struggle ...
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Healthy Upgrades to Make to Your Thanksgiving Dinner

The holidays provide many sources of temptation that can have you straying away from healthy eating habits. Thanksgiving may be the first of many holiday events that will present a wealth of ...
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Southern Hills Hospital Honored with Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 21, 2014) – Southern Hills Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement ...
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Coping with Stress and Mood Swings As You Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking can make a significant improvement to your health, driving down your risk for heart disease, lung cancer, and a long list of other conditions you won’t want to deal with later ...
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Knowing If You Could Have Prediabetes

Type 2 diabetes is often preventable when prediabetes is identified early on through a blood test. If you begin making smarter choices during this stage of diabetes development, you may be able to ...
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Surviving Stroke without Long-Term Disabilities

Stroke is frequently associated with long-term disabilities that can severely impact daily life, but suffering a stroke does not have to mean learning to live with these side effects. If you are able ...
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Taking a Closer Look at Real Age and Life Expectancy

Your age is a significant risk factor for a wide range of health conditions, as health risks tend to be higher for older individuals. However, your calendar age and your real age may not line up since ...
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Is There New Hope in the Treatment Possibilities for Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer’s disease is the subject of many medical studies aiming to not only find a cure, but also to explore the process of this disease’s development in the earliest stages. There is ...
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Things That Could Be Affecting Your Diabetes without You Knowing It

If you have diabetes, you are probably well aware of the ways that diet slip-ups and physical inactivity can negatively impact your blood sugar, but did you know that losing sleep can also cause steep ...
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Movember Is About More than Just Facial Hair

During the month of November, you may see more men sporting moustaches in celebration of Movember, which has become an annual tradition for men of all ages in America. This month-long celebration may ...
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Ways You Can Make a Difference for Breast Cancer Patients

Every year, more than 200,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. You may know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but what you may not realize is that you can join ...
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What Still Needs to Be Done to Combat the Tobacco Epidemic in the United States?

The first ever report on cigarette smoking and its impact on health was released 50 years ago, but today there are still many people who are allowing cigarettes to harm their health and raise the risk ...
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Emerging Research on Breast Cancer Cells

Knowing how a healthy, normal cell transforms into a cancerous cell is integral to the understanding of the disease and how to treat it. This video discusses research that’s been conducted on ...
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Liver Health and Diabetes: What You Need to Know

When you have diabetes, there are a number of health concerns that you will need to be more aware of so that you don’t fall victim to common diabetes complications that may be life-threatening. ...
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Taking a Closer Look at Lung Health and Enterovirus D68

Enterovirus D68 is an illness that has been recognized since 1962, but it is making headlines this year because of a widespread outbreak that is unlike the spread of this virus seen in previous years. ...
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What to Expect in Depression Screening

Did you know that depression affects more than 16 million adults in the United States? It can affect people of all ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with many of its patients ...
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A Look at Some of the Top Health Concerns Affecting Children

As children grow, their immune systems become stronger and more capable of fighting off common illnesses. But when kids are still kids, they may have a number of health problems that can be a big ...
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Knowing the Myths and Facts of Breast Cancer

In the digital age of instant information and unverified news stories appearing everywhere, it can be difficult to distinguish myth from reality when it comes to important subjects like breast cancer. ...
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