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Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant

Graft-versus-host disease can occur when the donor's cells are recognized by the patient's (host's) body as foreign. To prevent graft-versus-host disease and graft rejection, medications are usually given to the patient for the first 3-6 months following transplantation.


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CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil

And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

Health Tip of the Day

Choosing a Shoe That Fits

  • Buy a shoe one-half inch longer than your longest toe.

  • The forefoot should not be crowded; be sure your toes can extend.

  • Be sure there's a snug fit around the heel of the shoe.

  • Your feet expand when bearing weight, so stand when your feet are measured.

  • In many people, one foot is larger than the other. Shoes should be fitted to your longer and wider foot.

  • Consider not buying high-heeled shoes. These put pressure on the toes, which can lead to bunions and other foot problems.

  • Remember that weather affects your feet. They get smaller in cold weather and expand in hot weather.

  • If you have diabetes, pay special attention to shoe fit. Poorly fitting shoes can lead to infections.

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Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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