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Brachytherapy

The overall effect of HDR brachytherapy is to deliver short and precise amounts of high-dose radiation to a tumor while minimizing healthy tissue exposure. After a series of treatments, the catheter is removed leaving no radioactive seeds in the body. Brachytherapy can also be used to treat prostate...


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Feeling Faint

Simple faints often can be triggered by certain experiences, such as seeing blood, standing up in a hot room or skipping a meal. These kinds of faints often end spontaneously if the person's head is brought down to heart level. If someone you're with faints, put the person in a reclining position and lift his or her legs up onto a chair, say health experts at the University of Washington. When the blood returns to the head, consciousness is usually regained and the person returns to normal.

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Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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