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Why Chronic Pain Is So Difficult To Treat

A whopping 50 million Americans wrestle with chronic pain. Our bodies are trying to tell us something, but what? A recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that more than one in three people in the United States have experienced pain of some sort in the previous three …

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How To Be A Friend When Your Mate Suffers From Depression

True friends are there to support each other through heartbreak, career woes and life’s successes. But what happens when a friend is diagnosed with depression? We asked a psychological expert to give his top tips for how to support a friend when you haven’t got a clue how to help …

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New Weight Loss Surgery May Be Less Risky And Costly

A new type of weight-loss procedure offers an alternative to traditional bariatric surgery for people who are mildly to moderately obese, researchers report. The procedure is called endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, and it involves using an endoscope — a flexible tube inserted through the mouth — rather than making an incision …

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7 Weight Loss Smoothies Nutritionists Swear By

These tasty smoothies can beat bloat, help you lose weight, and keep hunger pangs in check. Banana. Peanut butter. Cocoa powder. Milk. Ice cubes. Yogurt. Done. While this swirl of chocolate-peanut butter goodness sure does sound enticing, who are we kidding: Sometimes our DIY smoothies might as well be a …

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Prevalence of Self-reported Symptoms After Gastric Bypass Surgery for Obesity

Population-based studies on the prevalence of symptoms after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery are sparse. Knowledge about possible predictors of these symptoms is important for prevention. Introduction For patients with morbid obesity, bariatric surgery, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, is an effective treatment for weight loss and diseases associated …

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Change in Pain and Physical Function Following Bariatric Surgery for Severe Obesity

Importance  The variability and durability of improvements in pain and physical function following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) are not well described. Objectives  To report changes in pain and physical function in the first 3 years following bariatric surgery, and to identify factors associated with …

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High Protein Diet for Weight Loss

Going on a high-protein diet may help you tame your hunger, which could help you lose weight. You can try it by adding some extra protein to your meals. Give yourself a week, boosting protein gradually. Remember, calories still count. You’ll want to make good choices when you pick your …

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Possible Care For Cerebral Palsy Child with Home Treatment

Family members working together with doctors can use home treatment to provide the best possible care for a child with cerebral palsy (CP). Tips for parents and family members Learn about the condition. Being informed can help you understand how best to help your child. Local or national cerebral palsy …

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