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Living My Life to the Fullest With Pulmonary Hypertension

WebMD - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 08:59

You can still enjoy your life, even with pulmonary hypertension. Diagnosed 12 years ago, Nicole Creech shares her story.

Q&A: Health Challenges Facing Aging Latinos

WebMD - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 16:16

Alicia Arbaje, MD, PhD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, talks to WebMD about the health challenges of elders in America’s many Hispanic communities.

Doctor's Office Stress Test Could Gauge Your Heart Risk

WebMD - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 15:38

New research suggests evaluating a person's psychological stress can be a good way to gauge their risk of heart and blood vessel disease.

Fatal Heart Infections Linked to Opioid Abuse Have Tripled Among Young Americans

WebMD - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 15:32

Researchers ascribe the increase in fatal heart infections to the growing number of people between 15 and 44 who are injecting opioid drugs.

Targeting Key Cells in Spinal Cord Got Paralyzed Patients Walking Again

WebMD - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 15:26

Researchers report they've identified a specific group of cells in the lower spine that appear necessary for movement recovery to happen.

Long COVID Patients Find Aid and Risk in Online Support Groups

WebMD - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 11:59

Online support groups provide advice and encouragement to patients. They’re also a source of valuable data for researchers. But some doctors worry that they are not always entirely benign.

Long COVID Patients Find Aid and Risk in Online Support Groups

WebMD - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 11:59

Online support groups provide advice and encouragement to patients. They’re also a source of valuable data for researchers. But some doctors worry that they are not always entirely benign.

Expert Q&A: The Biggest Health Challenges of Aging for Native Americans

WebMD - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 10:33

Native Americans face a host of health challenges as they age. Geriatrician Blythe Winchester, MD, who is a member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, discusses the biggest issues and what would help.

How to Find an OB/GYN Supportive of Transgender Pregnancies

WebMD - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 10:15

Many transgender men and nonbinary people can carry a pregnancy. Here are tips to find an OB/GYN who will offer supportive transgender pregnancy care.

Long-Term Effects of B-Cell Therapy for MS

WebMD - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 13:53

Because B-cell therapy is a fairly new treatment for MS, doctors aren't sure whether you need to take it forever. What are long-term effects?

Why Patients on Ventilators May Take Weeks to Regain Consciousness

WebMD - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 13:48

About a quarter of patients who survived ventilation took 10 days or longer to regain consciousness. That was longer if they had experienced more oxygen deprivation while on the ventilator.

Talking About B-Cell Therapy for Your MS

WebMD - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 13:48

How people with multiple sclerosis should arrange support from friends, family, and work before starting B-cell therapy.

How B-Cell Therapy Affects MS

WebMD - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 13:43

B-cell therapy treats MS by targeting cells that can damage nerves in your brain and spinal cord. Learn more about this promising MS treatment.

Childhood Allergies: Fleeting or Forever?

WebMD - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 12:52

People can outgrow allergies they had as children, and should get tested as adults, especially if their last allergic reaction was a while ago.

CDC Warns of Rare Bacterial Infections From Dentists' Water Lines

WebMD - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 12:33

Although rare, outbreaks of nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) infections have been reported in kids treated at the dentist, one cluster in 2015 and another in 2016, the CDC says. A third cluster identified at a pediatric dental clinic last March is under investigation.

What to Know About Your Health Insurer’s Formulary Drug List

WebMD - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 12:05

How do drug formularies work? Learn more about your health insurer's list of preferred drugs and how it can save you money.

How a Wrong Diagnosis Masked a Young Woman's Cancer

WebMD - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 11:10

A young woman with Lynch syndrome talks about her long journey to finally receiving a colon cancer diagnosis.

Bivalent Boosters Are Better Against Recent COVID Strains: Pfizer

WebMD - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 01:52

If you're among the 92% or so of Americans yet to get a bivalent COVID-19 booster, here's some news to consider. The Pfizer/BioNTech updated vaccine triggers a stronger immune response than a fourth dose of their original vaccine, the company says.

'SAD Season': Depression Risks Rise as Days Get Shorter

WebMD - Tue, 11/08/2022 - 01:52

Besides feeling sluggish, people may be hungrier, crave carbohydrates, eat more and gain weight. They may also feel less motivated and find less enjoyment in activities.

When Your Culture Expects You to Age in Place at Home

WebMD - Mon, 11/07/2022 - 08:59

In many cultures, the expectation is that elders will age at home. How do families juggle that and what happens when it gets to be too hard?

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