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Chemotherapy

Harm to healthy cells is what causes side effects. Some side effects may include hair loss, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, suppression of the immune system, and anemia.


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Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study

Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say

Health Tip of the Day

Guidelines for Buying Raw Shellfish

  • Buy only live mollusks. When a clam, oyster, mussel or scallop is alive, the shells will be closed tightly or will close when tapped lightly.

  • Always ask to see the tag that certifies the shellfish were taken from waters approved by the National Shellfish Sanitation Program, a guide developed in part by the Food and Drug Adminstration. Pollutants in shellfish beds can cause hepatitis, salmonella poisoning and other diseases. In recent years, close monitoring has greatly reduced the danger from pollutants.

  • Discard dry oyster meat. Oyster meat should have a creamy tan color. The meat should be plump and should smell fresh and mild.

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Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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