While many people associate joint replacements with older people, many younger people end up needing them as well. Unfortunately, this is one time when young age may actually work against someone. Many orthopedic surgeons are reluctant to do full hip replacements on patients who are under 50 years old because of their active lifestyles and life expectancy. These two factors can bring about the need to revise the hip replacement at a later date, causing another surgery. IN an effort to reduce the use of full replacements, surgeons are now doing a metal-on-metal sort of hybrid partial replacement, called resurfacing total hip arthropasty (THA). It appears to have a longer lasting outcome. This procedure doesn't involve the whole hip and is easier to remove than a full replacement, if needed. The authors, believing that resurfacing THA is better for younger, active adults, compared the findings of patients below 50 years old with those over 50 years. The 576 patients in this study had a h...
Certain medications can change the way the receptors in your mouth and nose tell your brain what you're tasting or smelling. Some foods may taste bitter, rancid, or metallic. Foods that used to be your favorites may taste different while you're getting treatment. This condition usually only lasts as long as treatment does -- in most cases, your will senses will return to normal a couple months after you're done.
The following breast cancer treatments can affect your sense of taste and smell:
Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab), a targeted therapy
Some pain medications also can affect your sense of taste and smell.
Managing taste and smell changes
Try new foods . If you find yourself disliking your favorite foods, try foods that are different from what you normally eat. Be sure to try new foods when you're feeling good so you don't develop more food dislikes.
Eat lightly and several hours before you receive chemotherapy . This helps prevent food aversions caused by nau...
In today’s modern world, exposure to heavy metal toxins is unavoidable and happens on a daily basis. Everything from our food supply, water, air we breath and products we use contain toxins that eventually impact the functioning of our bodies and our susceptibility to disease. Awareness is always the first step. Once we know how to limit the amount of toxins we ingest as well as how to eliminate those that do enter our bodies, we’re on our way to a cleaner bill of health.
Heavy metals that get into our bodies quite easily and are harmful in large amounts include mercury, lead, aluminum, cadmium and arsenic. Here’s a list of some common places where we are exposed to these metals in our daily lives.  
-aquatic food chains
-vaccines and some medicines
-packaged foods that contain high fructose corn syrup
-lead based paint
-building construction (pipes, drains, etc.)
-lead containing products...
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