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Your Oral Health Speak Volumes About Your Wellness

If you want a snapshot of your health status then open wide. “Many common problems older adults face with their oral health also can be warning signs of other health issues that need attention,” says Diana V. Messadi, DDS of the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Approximately 40 percent of those age

Osteosarcoma Symptoms May Point to a Rare Type of Cancer

Osteosarcoma Symptoms May Point to a Rare Type of Cancer

What is osteosarcoma? It’s a cancer of the bones—one of the few cancers, in fact, that actually starts in the bones, as opposed to spreading (metastasizing) to the bones from elsewhere in the body. Once osteosarcoma develops, it can spread to nearby muscles. Osteosarcoma, also known as bone sarcoma, can

4. Keeping Skin Healthy

In this chapter you’ll learn about the products and services we see, buy or use almost every day that may or may not have a profound effect on the health of our skin. Which foods should we eat or avoid? Which kinds of clothing apparel and accessories protect us? What

Know Your Options When It’s Time to Clean Out Clogged Carotid Arteries

Your carotid arteries are the major pipelines in your neck supplying blood to the brain.

They’re also a common location where fatty atherosclerotic plaques form, increasing the risk of stroke.

If atherosclerosis results in significant stenosis (narrowing) of the carotids, you may require a surgery known as carotid endarterectomy or minimally invasive

Watching Your Prostate Cancer

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer usually face two treatment choices: radiation therapy or surgery to remove their prostate. But there are others options that may be better: watchful waiting and active surveillance (AS), in which you take a wait-and-see approach before deciding on a course of action.

“Aggressive treatments like surgery

Cryosurgery: Putting Prostate Cancer on Ice

Most men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer are given the choice of closely monitoring their disease with active surveillance or undergoing curative therapy with surgery, external-beam radiation or radioactive seed implants (brachytherapy).
But a Cleveland Clinic expert says patients should be aware of another option that may not always be mentioned

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