Health & Fitness

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Dissolving heart stent debuts at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock

Dr. Ali Reza implanted a heart stent in a patient last month that will perform a disappearing act after the artery is healed. The procedure was done at Turlock’s Emanuel Medical Center, one of the first hospitals to use what could be the next generation of stents to treat heart disease. But will the new device be widely used at medical centers in the region?

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Asthma can be controlled with medication, trigger avoidance

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Approximately 30 million people in the United States suffer from asthma, of which 9 million are children, and the prevalence continues to rise. For asthmatics, understanding and managing their disease is key to reducing flare-ups.

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What is Elizabethkingia and how do you get it?

An outbreak of infections caused by a bacterium called Elizabethkingia anophelis has killed 20 people in three states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was first reported in Wisconsin, and has now spread to Illinois and Michigan. The bacteria is found in the soil but it is unusual to see it cause infections in humans, says Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh.
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What is Elizabethkingia and how do you get it?

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What you should know about sun protection and using sun screen

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