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Itchy Spider Veins

What to Do About Itchy Spider Veins

Spider veins sometimes cause itching and burning, but these sensations are usually harmless. Here’s what you need to know.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder vs. Normal Worry

Everyone worries, to some degree, about things at work or home. And with news of violent incidents and uncertainty about the economy, who doesn’t consider worst-case scenarios? Almost everyone seems to experience worrisome thoughts. So how do you kno...

What Is Interstitial Lung Disease?

What Is Interstitial Lung Disease?

Interstitial lung disease refers to a group of more than 200 chronic disorders in which lung tissue is damaged and the walls of the air sacs become inflamed.

Lung Cancer Surgery: Better Odds for Older Patients

Is Older Better With Lung Cancer Surgery?

Older lung cancer patients who get surgery may have longer average survival than younger patients, according to this study.

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Do Infections Trigger Alzheimer's Disease?

Beta-amyloid, a key culprit in Alzheimer’s, is also part of the immune system, leading scientists to speculate that infections might trigger the disease.

Lower Blood Pressure Goal May Benefit Older Adults

Lower Blood Pressure Goal May Benefit Older Adults

Reducing systolic blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg among adults 75 and older may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death from any cause.

Cochlear Implants May Help Lift Depression

Cochlear Implants May Help Lift Depression

Hearing loss and its accompanying distress can be reduced by improving hearing, a small study has found, especially with the use of a cochlear implant.

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Telephone CPR May Boost Cardiac Arrest Survival

When a bystander is guided through CPR by a 911 dispatcher, it may increase the odds of survival for someone in cardiac arrest.

A Bionic Eye Implant for AMD?

A Bionic Eye Implant for AMD?

Research on a bionic eye is underway, which could conceivably offer hope for improved vision in people with dry AMD.

Dementia Care: What to Know About Palliative Care

Dementia Care: What to Know About Palliative Care

Palliative care for dementia throughout the course of the disease can help improve quality of life for patients and lighten the burden on caregivers.