The 411 on High Triglycerides

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol might get all the attention on test results, but triglycerides are also part of the picture of good health. They’re a type of fat that travels through your bloodstream. Your body gets triglycerides from fats in the foods you eat and also makes them from other types…

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Timely Tips for First-Degree Burns

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — First-degree burns are common and many can be treated at home, a dermatologist says. Unlike second- or third-degree burns, first-degree burns involve only the top layer of skin and often occur after contact with hot surfaces, like a curling iron or a stove. Sunburn can also be a…

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Does Time of Neurosurgery Matter?

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Patients who have neurosurgery overnight are more likely to have complications than those whose operations occur during the day, a new study finds. Risk of complications was 50 percent higher when surgeries began between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., said University of Michigan researchers. They reviewed more than…

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