Crohn’s is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause inflammation in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus, though it most commonly affects the intestines. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but it can go into remission, during which a person experiences very few symptoms, if any.
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In a recent study, researchers attempt to determine how neighbourhood walkability and cardiovascular risk are related using a Canadian study sample. Cardiovascular disease is a significant cause of mortality worldwide. Exercise can be helpful in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, unfortunately, only about one in four Americans participate in regular exercise activities. The negative
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Potatoes often get a bad rap for being unhealthy. But if prepared the right way, these root vegetables can actually be a great source of vitamins and nutrients. Angie Murad is a wellness dietitian with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. She says sweet potatoes and yams are especially high in antioxidants. Potatoes and yams
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  Fever occurs when a person’s body temperature rises above the normal range. Although fevers tend to be harmless, they can cause great discomfort. A very high or persistent fever sometimes requires medical attention, though most fevers only require treatment with home remedies. Infection is the most common cause of fever. In fact, developing a
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In a new study, researchers propose a novel model of melanoma development, suggesting some skin cancers originate in hair follicles. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.  It is considered the seventh most common type of cancer in Canada with the number of newly diagnosed cases having tripled in the last thirty years. Melanoma
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Researchers are developing a blood test that could help detect breast cancer 5 years before any symptoms become apparent. This method would also be less uncomfortable and more cost effective than traditional mammograms. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women all around the globe.
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Numbness means an absence of feeling or loss of sensation. A numb face can be a symptom of one of many health conditions, including migraine and allergies. Numbness on any part of the body usually occurs as a result of damage to the nerves or a disturbance in their function. Problems with the nerves can
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Dr. Mohamed Kharfan-Dabaja, hematologist/oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, discusses his specialty in blood and marrow transplantation, in addition to immunotherapy treatments including CAR-T cell therapy. He shares how individualized treatments plans are created by a multidisciplinary team at Mayo Clinic. He also discusses his research and the advantages of referring patients to Mayo Clinic.
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Home health care after heart failure found to be associated with lower risk of mortality and readmission to hospital. Heart failure occurs when the heart has trouble pumping blood efficiently to support other organs in the body.  According to the heart and stroke foundation, 600,000 Canadians are living with heart failure.  The main cause of
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