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Research Links Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation

Patients with sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) and treatment of AF may be affected by sleep apnea.
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The Growing Demand for Nurses in a Variety of Roles

Nurses are in demand and there are plenty of alternative careers for them to put their skills to good use outside the hospital walls.
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How to Have GERD Surgery Without Incisions

Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) is an attractive alternative for treatment of chronic GERD in patients who meet the criteria for the procedure.
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Seven Strategies to Consider Before a Practice Merger

Physician group mergers must be considered as a means to fulfill far greater strategic outcomes rather than mere ends in themselves.
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Three Rare Skin Cancers You Should Know About

These rare skin cancers are important to know about because they may be mistaken for other more benign conditions delaying their diagnosis. 
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Do Sleeping Pills Really Work? What Do the Studies Show?

Large analyses combining many studies have confirmed that sleeping pills help in chronic insomnia in the short term; results are less clear in the long-term.

Why a Liver Donation May One Day Save My Life

Alyssa Klemm was born with biliary atresia, a condition that almost always requires a liver transplant. Now in college, she is passionate about organ donation.
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Is There Really a Way to Reverse Diabetes?

High glucose levels found in people with Type 2 diabetes are only one part of the complex molecular biology that causes diabetic complications. Lowering glucose levels without addressing the other issues will not prevent cardiovascular complications.
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When It Comes to Health, Muscle Mass Matters

Muscle mass plays a huge role in predicting health outcomes. Studies show that people with less muscle mass had more surgical and post-operative complications, longer hospital stays, lower physical function, poorer quality of life and overall lower survival.
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Your Genes and Food: The Science of Personalized Nutrition

Highlights from the 2018 American Nutrition Association meeting on Personalized Nutrition includes advances in science as well as clinical applications.
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Want to Know Why Exercise is So Good for Your Brain?

Exercise induces epigenetic changes that increase BDNF, a protein that keeps neurons healthy and improves cognitive function.
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What You Need to Know About Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is the commonest skin cancer while sebaceous carcinoma is very rare. Both require early diagnosis for the best outcomes.

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