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What If You Were Your Own Blood Donor for Surgery?

TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 — Heart surgery patients may fare better if they have their own blood “recycled” and given back to them during the procedure, a preliminary study suggests. The study focused on so-called “intraoperative autologous” blood donation — where patients have some blood removed at the start of surgery for their own use. […]

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Herniated disk: 6 safe exercises and what to avoid

A herniated disk, or a slipped or ruptured disk, occurs when some of the soft jelly in the center of the disk slips out past the tough exterior. It can be very painful and may cause: back pain neck pain shooting arm pain tingling, numbness, or weakness in the leg or foot tingling, numbness, or […]

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Round ligament pain: What does it feel like?

Round ligament pain is a common pregnancy symptom, affecting between 10 and 30 percent of pregnant women. It can be uncomfortable but is harmless. Many women begin to experience it in the second trimester. In this article, learn more about what round ligament pain feels like and how to get relief. What is round ligament […]

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Urine pH: Normal ranges and what they mean

The pH is the measurement of how acidic or alkaline a person’s urine is. Doctors often test the urine pH, and they may perform other diagnostic tests, when a person has symptoms that may be related to a problem in the urinary tract. What is the normal pH of urine? According to the American Association […]

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What does ‘gaslighting’ mean?

Shortlisted for the Oxford English Dictionary’s 2018 word of the year, “gaslighting” has well and truly found its way into contemporary thought and vernacular. The term has recently been employed to explain the behaviour of contestants on The Bachelor Australia, Monica Lewinksy’s experiences with the media post-Bill Clinton, and the words of US President Donald […]