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Why does my heel hurt?

Why does my heel hurt?

Apr. 01, 2019

When it comes to conditions affecting the feet, heel pain is a common complaint. After all, the heel bone is the largest bone in the foot and absorbs the greatest amount of shock and pressure. Th... Read More.


Diabetes can lead to amputation

Diabetes can lead to amputation

Apr. 01, 2019

Diabetes can cause several ill health effects, including heart disease, stroke, kidney and nerve damage. Another complication, which can be one of the most daunting, is limb amputation. Diabetes ... Read More.


TB or not TB — That is the question

TB or not TB — That is the question

Mar. 01, 2019

The bad news is that tuberculosis (TB) continues to claim lives as a top 10 cause of death worldwide. The good news is that reported TB cases in the US have dropped 90 percent since 1953. In Illi... Read More.


MS can affect anyone

MS can affect anyone

Mar. 01, 2019

Some medical conditions are most easily identified by their abbreviations. MS (multiple sclerosis) is often one of them. The disease can be unpredictable and disabling. MS occurs when the body’s ... Read More.


Got dry skin? Try moisturizing

Got dry skin? Try moisturizing

Feb. 01, 2019

There is an effective way to combat dry skin this winter–and year-round–-use a moisturizer. Many things can cause dry skin, including weather, central heating, hot baths and showers, and harsh so... Read More.


Medicare program helps manage chronic illnesses

Medicare program helps manage chronic illnesses

Jan. 01, 2019

Chronic Care Management (CCM) is a Medicare program that helps participants understand and live successfully with their long-term medical conditions. Under this optional program, patients are act... Read More.


What is thyroid disease?

What is thyroid disease?

Jan. 01, 2019

The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the lower part of the neck. Its main function is to control the body’s metabolism and to produce the thyroid hormones T4 and T3, which help control... Read More.


Scribes give providers more patient time

Scribes give providers more patient time

Dec. 01, 2018

Medical scribes across the nation are helping patients get more one-on-one time with their healthcare providers by serving as personal assistants in the exam room. Providers use scribes to docume... Read More.


The benefits of soy

The benefits of soy

Nov. 01, 2018

As some see it, soy offers many health benefits. Aside from being affordable, it is a complete source of protein that is rich in nutrients and low in calories. Soy is a plant. Its beans (soybeans... Read More.


Regular Screenings Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Regular Screenings Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Oct. 12, 2018

Breast cancer is sometimes found after symptoms appear. But many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screenings are so important. According to the America... Read More.


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