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Thrombocytopenia

The severity of this disorder depends on the type of chemotherapy and the duration of treatment. Fortunately, chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia can be managed with platelet transfusions, additional medications, such as blood cell growth factors, or with blood stem cell transplants.


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Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

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Keep on Walking

On average, every minute of walking can extend your life by 1.5 to two minutes, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. Walking an extra 20 minutes a day will burn off seven pounds of fat per year. A brisk walk can burn up to 100 calories per mile, or 300 calories per hour. The average person walks about 115,000 miles in a lifetime -- more than four times the circumference of the globe.

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Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

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Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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