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This study may change your restroom habits

This study may change your restroom habits

Think your throne time is droning on? Researchers out of Ohio State University say a (foot)stool may help those struggling with their stool. The team found that the utilization of a leg-lifting device during toilet time helped study participants with his or her bowel movements. Nearly 1,000 bowel movements of 50 study participants were tracked...

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Besides your doctor, you will want this person caring for you in the hospital

Besides your doctor, you will want this person caring for you in the hospital

When you need a surgery or treatment, you probably try to find the best doctor and location based on insurance and recommendations from your primary physician, family, and friends. However, there’s something else you should consider: the hospital’s nursing staff. Most of your care from prep, to surgery, to recovery room, to hospital room could...

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When should you worry about your stomachache?

When should you worry about your stomachache?

So, you have a discomfort in your abdomen. You’re wondering if you should grin and bear it or have it checked. Below are eight common stomach conditions and when you should have them checked. 1. You feel: Pain or burning below your breastbone that sometimes gets worse when you eat or lie down. You should: Take...

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An unexpected diagnosis

An unexpected diagnosis

John Davis wasn’t expecting the diagnosis. A two-time cancer survivor, he never imagined he’d be sitting in a doctor’s office again, being told they had found a pre-cancerous growth that needed to be removed. “I was very surprised that they found the tumor,” says Davis, 63. “I didn’t expect them to find anything.” Although he...

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Graduation: Celebrate the diploma without the harmful consequences

Graduation: Celebrate the diploma without the harmful consequences

Alcohol is one of the most common means of celebration that young adults use during graduation season, but if not consumed in proportion, it can lead to severe accidents. A 2016 study conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism explains that the combination of your personality, genetic history and the environment itself influence...

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Do you need your gallbladder removed?

Do you need your gallbladder removed?

You may not need your gallbladder removed after suffering gallstone pancreatitis. That’s according to a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, in which researchers examined 17,000 cases of gallbladder pancreatitis. Your gallbladder is responsible for storing the bile produced by the liver, which is transported via ducts to the small intestine to aid...