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Cancer: What Tests Are Involved in the Diagnosis?

No single test is available to diagnose cancer. Your doctor may use several approaches to check for different forms of the disease. Getting an accurate diagnosis is important because it can help you and your physician come up with an effective treatment strategy. It can also rule out other conditions and reveal the stage of your disease. Typically, your healthcare provider will perform a complete physical exam, ask about family history, and recommend further testing if cancer is suspected. Types of Tests Biopsy Source [...]

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Common causes and symptoms of bone pain

Bone pain is extreme tenderness, aching, or other discomfort in one or more bones. It differs from muscle and joint pain because it’s present whether you’re moving or not. The pain is commonly linked to diseases that affect the normal function or structure of the bone. What causes bone pain? Many conditions and events can lead to bone pain. Injury Injury is a common cause of bone pain. Typically, this pain arises when a person goes through some form of trauma, such as a car accident or [...]

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All About the Hemoglobin A1c Test

What is the HbA1c test? People with diabetes used to depend only on urine tests or daily finger pricks to measure their blood sugar levels. These tests are accurate, but only in the moment. They’re actually very limited as an overall measurement of blood sugar control. This is because your blood sugar can vary wildly depending on the time of day, your activity levels, and even hormonal changes. Some people may have high blood sugar at 3 a.m. and be totally unaware of it. A1C tests [...]

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Coronavirus and COVID-19: What You Should Know

What Is COVID-19? A coronavirus is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Most coronaviruses aren’t dangerous. COVID-19 is a disease that can cause what doctors call a respiratory tract infection. It can affect your upper respiratory tract (sinuses, nose, and throat) or lower respiratory tract (windpipe and lungs). It’s caused by a coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2. It spreads the same way other coronaviruses do, mainly through person-to-person contact. Infections range from mild to serious. SARS-CoV-2 is one of seven types of coronavirus, [...]

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6 Benefits of Cordyceps, All Backed by Science

Cordyceps is a genus of parasitic fungi that grows on the larvae of insects. When these fungi attack their host, they replace its tissue and sprout long, slender stems that grow outside the host’s body. The remains of the insect and fungi have been hand-collected, dried and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries to treat fatigue, sickness, kidney disease and low sex drive. Supplements and products containing Cordyceps extract have become increasingly popular due to their many purported health benefits. Of the more than 400 species [...]

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Uses of Indian Frankincense (Boswellia Serrata) for health

Boswellia Serrata is a tree that is native to India, Africa, and Arabia. It is commonly used in the traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda. Olibanum is another word for boswellia. It refers to a resin or “sap” that seeps from openings in the bark of several Boswellia species, including Boswellia serrata, Boswellia carterii, and Boswellia frereana. Of these, Boswellia serrata is most commonly used for medicine. Boswellia is most commonly used for osteoarthritis. In manufacturing, boswellia resin oil and extracts are used in [...]

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Hepatitis and Pregnancy: What to Know

Hepatitis is a type of infection that can seriously damage your liver. And if you’re pregnant, you can pass it on to your newborn.You can have one of the three most common types of hepatitis viruses — A, B, and C — and not know it. Usually, it won’t hurt your unborn baby or affect your pregnancy. If your doctor knows you have it, or might have it, she can help you manage it during your pregnancy to lower the chances of any long-term liver disease for you and [...]

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Liver function tests: Things you should know

Overview Liver function tests are blood tests used to help diagnose and monitor liver disease or damage. The tests measure the levels of certain enzymes and proteins in your blood. Some of these tests measure how well the liver is performing its normal functions of producing protein and clearing bilirubin, a blood waste product. Other liver function tests measure enzymes that liver cells release in response to damage or disease. Abnormal liver function test results don’t always indicate liver disease. Your doctor [...]

Foods to avoid for diabetics you need to know

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions among adults and children worldwide. Uncontrolled diabetes has many serious consequences, including heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and other complications. Prediabetes has also been linked to these conditions . Importantly, eating the wrong foods can raise your blood sugar and insulin levels and promote inflammation, which may increase your risk of disease. Why Does Carb Intake Matter for People With Diabetes? Carbs, protein and fat are the macronutrients that provide your body [...]

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Health Benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushroom

Lion’s mane mushrooms, also known as hou tou gu or yamabushitake, are large, white, shaggy mushrooms that resemble a lion’s mane as they grow. They have both culinary and medical uses in Asian countries like China, India, Japan and Korea. Lion’s mane mushrooms can be enjoyed raw, cooked, dried or steeped as a tea. Their extracts often used in over-the-counter health supplements. Many describe their flavor as “seafood-like,” often comparing it to crab or lobster Lion’s mane mushrooms contain bioactive substances that have beneficial effects on [...]

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