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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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Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens

Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn

Health Tip of the Day

How to Remove a Splinter

Splinters can be painful. To remove one properly:

  • Wash your hands and the splinter site with soap and water.

  • Sterilize tweezers and a needle by dropping them in boiling water for 10 minutes or heating them over the flame of a match or lighter and cleaning away the carbon.

  • Use the needle to gently expose the splinter.

  • Grasp the splinter firmly with the tweezers and pull it out. Try to pull at the same angle the splinter entered the skin.

  • Rinse the area with water and gently dry it. Apply an antibacterial ointment.

  • Cover the site with a bandage.

Healthy Living

Mental Health
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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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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