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Federal Experts Talk Bird Flu ‘What Ifs’ in WebMD Live Event
WebMD brought together experts from four federal agencies to talk prevention, monitoring, and what the “what ifs” of bird flu might look like.
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Putting a Hole in Our World
Estimates show that by 2040, age-related macular degeneration may affect nearly 300 million people worldwide. And we are very limited in our ability to treat or prevent it.
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Behind the Spike in Colorectal Cancer Among Young Americans
Colorectal cancer cases increased a whopping 333% among 15- to 19-year-olds and 185% among 20- to 24-year-olds from 1999 to 2020.
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Is Your Doctor ‘Blue Zones’ Certified?
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Blue Zones will soon offer a new clinical certification to physicians and health professionals.
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Expert Q&A: Alzheimer’s Risk and the APOE4 Gene
If you have two copies of the APOE4 gene, new research suggests that you’re very likely to develop Alzheimer’s. Experts break down the findings and share what you can do to lower your risk.
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Experts Watching Bird Flu Carefully in Case It Takes Off
The virus variant that is circulating among cattle is not an efficient cause of disease in humans. There may be more concern if H5N1 passes to pigs, because their viral receptors are closer to those in humans.
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Cows Are Potential Spreaders of Bird Flu to Humans
Cow udders have the same receptors for flu viruses as humans and birds, raising concerns that cows could become “mixing vessels” that help the bird flu virus spread between people.
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A Healthy Lifestyle Can Add Years to Life, Despite 'Bad' Genes
Turn around those bad family genes with four lifestyle changes.
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Plant-Powered Sleep: Vegan, Vegetarian Diets Unlock Extra ZZZs
Vegans and vegetarians sleep around 30 more minutes per night than average and up to 90% of them report good or excellent sleep quality, according to a new survey published by the Sleep Foundation.
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Anorexia: The Body Neglected
What, exactly, does anorexia nervosa do inside the human body? The heart and bones suffer the most.
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Keeping Your Hands Clean and Healthy
As a healthcare worker, clean hands count. Clean hands prevent the spread of illness in healthcare facilities.
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Ulcerative Colitis: Social Relationships and Dating
Friendship can be a good medicine when you have ulcerative colitis. Learn how to keep your social life going when you don’t always feel like going out.
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What's Behind Major Rise in Heart Failure Deaths?
After falling for over a decade, the death rate climbed for several years and now is about the same as in 1999.
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Jump-Start Your Exercise With This Mindset Reset
There are far more powerful motivators than “get abs!” to help you start an exercise routine you’ll stick to.
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When Does Old Age Start? It Depends on Who You Ask
The goalpost for old age has been moving. Until now.
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Prospects for Crohn's Relief Brighten With New Advancements
More than 1 million Americans live with Crohn’s, a chronic and sometimes crippling bowel disease that affects the intestines and leads to digestive issues. But in 2024, breakthroughs could bring relief in different ways.
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Easing Marijuana Laws Doesn’t Mean the Drug Is Safer
You shouldn’t draw major conclusions about the safety of marijuana amid the recent announcement that federal regulators may reclassify the drug, experts are cautioning.
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NIH’s Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD, Talks Health Disparities, Biology, Behavior, and Culture
Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, talks about health disparities and how his studies aim to improve interventions in clinical settings and across communities.
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New ‘FLiRT’ Variants Spark Summer COVID Surge Warning
A data scientist who has accurately predicted COVID waves since the beginning of the pandemic warns that a surge is on the horizon.
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Older Adults: 9 Nutrients You May Be Missing
With age, your body doesn’t absorb nutrients well, so every calorie you consume must be packed with nutrition. Here are 9 nutrients older adults often need more of.
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What Helps When It’s Hard to Chew and Swallow?
Trouble chewing and swallowing? WebMD shares six ways to make everything go down a little easier.
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Dealing With the Emotions of Hearing Loss
Losing your hearing, or learning a loved one is, can bring about a range of uncomfortable emotions. Here's how you can deal with this tough transition.
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Pre-Ozempic Obesity Drugs: Effective and Budget-Friendly
Before there was Ozempic, there were these cost-friendly, safe, and highly effective weight loss drugs. FDA-approved obesity medication like orlistat (Xenical), phentermine/topiramate (Qsymia), and naltrexone/bupropion extended release (Contrave) have been on the market for decades.
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Cataract Surgery Tricky for Those With Past Radial Keratotomy
The surgery, known as RK, was considered a successful tool for correcting vision. But in recent years, many of these patients who went on to have cataract surgery are having major post-surgery complications.
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Treating and Managing Mild COPD
Learn how to treat and manage mild COPD.
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How to Manage Your COPD Flares
If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you’re probably no stranger to flares. If you take steps to address symptoms early and find ways to minimize triggers, you can dramatically lower your risk of flares.
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How Lifestyle Changes Helped Minimize My COPD Episodes
Edi Mesa made these lifestyle changes in order to keep COPD episodes to a minimum.
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Weight Loss Drugs With Your Gym Membership? What to Know
Weights, aerobics, and … Wegovy? Some in the fitness industry are moving to dispense the popular GLP-1 medications to club members, combining the new, easier method of losing weight with the old, more challenging one.
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How Inclusive Is Your Senior Community?
As the baby boomers age, senior living communities are working on appealing to a more diverse generation.
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Where Will the Legit Health Info Go If TikTok Goes Dark?
If TikTok goes dark, it could render unavailable the work of those who have made the site a go-to for expert- and user-generated videos on topics that cover the spectrum of consumer health.
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Are 'Man Vans' Coming to a Parking Lot Near Your Soon?
"Game Changer Vehicles" – mobile medical units in a roving RV – are helping to bring cancer screening to where it's needed.
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Heart-Liver Surgery May Help Patients Excluded from Transplant List
Patients with both heart and liver diseases are usually turned away from organ transplant lists. A new dual procedure aims to give them another chance.
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Living With CLL in the Later Stages
When chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) reaches its advanced stages, it can be stressful and exhausting. But you don’t have to go it alone.
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Talking to Your Doctor About CLL Clinical Trials
Are you looking for a clinical trial to help treat your chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)? Find out what you need to know before you sign up.
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Don’t Worry, Gen Z, Your Face Isn’t Aging Faster Than Others
Some members of Generation Z are worried they are aging more quickly, thanks to social media influencers selling products. But skin care experts said the claim is false.
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Changing Entrenched Health Beliefs Is Not Impossible
Some people with deep-rooted beliefs on a wide range of health topics – from COVID vaccination to mental health stigma to foods including genetically modified organisms – could be persuaded to rethink their positions.
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Your Baby’s Reflux: What to Do
When is spitting up normal, and when is it a problem? Learn signs to watch out for, as a pediatrician and parent who’s been there share their wisdom.
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How New Ideas Are Changing Advanced Breast Cancer Research
There are many reasons for women who have advanced breast cancer to be hopeful. For starters, the way we treat and study advanced, or metastatic, breast cancer is improving.
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This Heart Attack Hits Young Women, But Doctors Often Unaware
SCAD accounts for 1 in 3 acute heart events in younger women. Many doctors are not aware it exists.
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How to Afford Biologics for RA
Strategies for reducing the out-of-pocket cost for RA biologics, getting financial help, and researching viable drug options.
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RA and Biologics: Why Time Matters
Biologics for rheumatoid arthritis can take a few months to work their best. Find out when you can expect a biologic drug for RA to start working.
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