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  • Radiation options for breast cancer treatment

    Radiation options for breast cancer treatment

    Radiation plays a significant role in treating patients with breast cancer, but there are more options now that can reduce the time spent in therapy or the amount of healthy tissue treated. Dr. Maria C. E. Jacobs, director of radiation oncology at Mercy Medical Center, explains some new techniques...

  • Bad shoes not the main factor in bunions

    Bad shoes not the main factor in bunions

    Think those fancy, too-small shoes with the pointy toes caused that bunion? Genetics probably paid a bigger role, says Scott E. Woodburn, a fellow of the of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, who practices in Maryland. That is just one of the misconceptions people have about bunions,...

  • What to know about allergy testing

    What to know about allergy testing

    About 50 million people in the United States suffer from some kind of allergy, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The immune system becomes overactive when a person comes into contact with a substance from the environment or in food. People sneeze, cough or have some...

  • Visiting the gynecologist when you're older

    Visiting the gynecologist when you're older

    As women get older, they have different needs when visiting their gynecologist. The body begins changing as menopause nears. Menstrual periods become irregular, hormone levels change. It can all be confusing for women. Dr. Katharine H. Taber, medical director of the Women's Wellness Center at Northwest...

  • When clean eating becomes an obsession

    When clean eating becomes an obsession

    Many people are adopting clean eating habits, trading in processed foods for natural, nontoxic and organic choices. Doctors say it can lead to better health, but for some it can become an unhealthy obsession. Dr. Steven Crawford, co-director of The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt...

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