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Autologous Stem Cell Transplant

After being removed from the blood, stem cells are frozen. Following cancer treatment, the stem cells are thawed and then drawn into a syringe so they can be returned or "transplanted" back into the body through a central line. In the first two weeks following the procedure, the immune system will...


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150 People May Have Had Contact With Lassa Fever Victim: CDC

But most at little risk of infection from the potentially fatal disease that's rare in U.S.

Health Tip of the Day

Soccer Safety Tips

  • Players must wear shin guards that cover the entire shin, have a strap for children to fasten under their feet and have a plastic outside cover.

  • Goalies should wear gloves, elbow pads and kneepads.

  • All players should wear form-fitted mouth guards and shatterproof glasses.

  • Players' shoes should have molded cleats or a ribbed sole. Never use metal cleats, as they can cut another player's skin.

  • The right ball can prevent head injuries. Leather balls can become heavy when wet. Use synthetic, nonabsorbent balls on wet fields.

  • Soccer goals should be anchored to the ground, using anchors flush with the ground and clearly visible.

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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