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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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Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency

Health Tip of the Day

Parents' Role Important in Preventing Drug Abuse

It takes more than saying "no" to keep teens off drugs. Preventing drug abuse requires parents to frequently discuss the health and safety issues involved in drug use. Experts at the University of Washington stress the importance of listening to your teens during such talks and not lecturing. Setting standards for behavior and consequences for not meeting those standards also is important.

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Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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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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