The ER or Urgent Care?

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Urgent care centers are popping up across the country as an option for medical treatment. But it’s important to know the differences between these facilities and your local hospital emergency department. The ER is for life-threatening situations, yet many people go there when urgent care is more appropriate.…

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Wise Words on Women's Health

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — May is Women’s Health Month. With that in mind, doctors are offering suggestions for steps that women can take to reduce their risk of diseases and safeguard their health, both physical and mental. Dr. Blanca Sckell is medical director of the Ambulatory Care Center and internal medicine program…

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Use Your Legs, Boost Your Brain

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Walking, running, crouching, lifting and exercising the legs is critical to optimizing your nervous system’s ability to function, new animal research suggests. Based on work with mice, the finding highlights the complexity of the brain-muscle connection. And it suggests that the nervous system communication moving from an individual’s…

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Another Drug to Prevent Migraines Shows Promise

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Migraine sufferers could soon turn to a number of new medications to avoid their crippling headaches. Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aimovig (erenumab), the first migraine prevention drug ever developed. On its heels comes a successful trial of the migraine prevention drug galcanezumab.…

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