A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. It can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. It can also be used if you have a lump or other sign of breast cancer.
The flu is a contagious respiratory disease caused by an influenza virus. Thousands of people die each year from the flu or its complications. Most of those who die are the elderly, young children, or people with weakened immune system.
All types of diabetes mellitus have something in common. Normally, your body breaks down the sugars and carbohydrates you eat into a special sugar called glucose. Glucose fuels the cells in your body.
HypercholesterolemiaCholesterol itself isn't bad. We all have and need this wax-like substance in our bodies. Learn about the so-called "good" and "bad" cholesterol, where it comes from, and why it's important for your health.
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Health Tip: Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis
Only about half of people with DVT have symptoms, the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says. If warning signs do occur, they may include:
- Swelling of the leg or a leg vein.
- Tenderness or pain in the leg, especially while standing or walking.
- Warmth in part of the leg.
- Discoloration or redness.
- Coughing blood, shortness of breath or pain when breathing deeply.
If you have any of these symptoms, seek medical attention at once.
Nov 4, 2013Category:EnglishPosted by: chickWhile cancers of the lips, cheek, palate and tongue are less common than other cancers, they can be fatal. However, early detection and treatment can improve your chances for survival and recovery dramatically, according to doctors at Washington University.