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  • Just a Little Weight Loss May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

    Posted: 12/11/2017

    Just a Little Weight Loss May Cut Breast Cancer Risk FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's never too late for women to lose weight to lower their breast cancer risk, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a 5 percent or greater weight loss after menopause could lower the odds of breast cancer by about 12 percent. For a 170-pound woman, a 5 percent weight loss would be 8.5 pounds. "A modest weight loss that seems to be sustainable could have important health consequences," said lead study a...

  • Joan Lunden's Breast Cancer Journey: 'You Feel So Vulnerable'

    Posted: 11/06/2017

    Joan Lunden's Breast Cancer Journey: 'You Feel So Vulnerable' THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Joan Lunden -- co-host of "Good Morning America" for nearly two decades and a long-time health advocate -- is now also a breast cancer survivor. By sharing her experience, Lunden hopes she can help other women facing a frightening cancer diagnosis. "It's so shocking when you hear you have cancer, and you feel so vulnerable," said Lunden, 67. Lunden never missed an annual mammogram to check for breas...

  • Joining Your Kid on That Playground Slide? Think Again

    Posted: 09/27/2017

    Joining Your Kid on That Playground Slide? Think Again FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's a slippery slope to injury. A new study finds that while young kids may feel safer going down a slide on a parent's lap, this common practice actually raises their risk for harm. "Many parents and caregivers go down a slide with a young child on their lap without giving it a second thought," said lead researcher Dr. Charles Jennissen. He is a pediatric emergency staff physician at the University of Iow...

  • Just Spraying Adult Mosquitoes Won't Curb Zika: Study

    Posted: 09/06/2016

    Just Spraying Adult Mosquitoes Won't Curb Zika: Study MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Female mosquitoes can transmit the Zika virus to their eggs and offspring, and this may make it harder to contain outbreaks, a new lab study suggests. Control programs that focus only on adult mosquitoes may not halt Zika's spread, the researchers warned. The researchers injected laboratory-grown Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which spread the virus, with Zika and tracked its spread to their offspring. "The implic...

  • Joint Aspiration Podcast

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Joint Aspiration Podcast Detailed information on joint aspiration, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the anatomy of the knee. Play Audio

  • Jaundiced Newborn

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Jaundiced Newborn Return to Index Does this describe your child's symptoms? Definition The skin and whites of the eyes have turned yellow Types of Jaundice Physiological jaundice (50% of newborns) Onset 2 to 3 days of age Peaks day 4 to 5, then improves Disappears 1 to 2 weeks of age Breastfeeding or Malnutrition jaundice ( 5 to 10% of newborns) Due to inadequate intake of breastmilk Pattern similar to physiological type Also, causes poor weight gain Breastmilk jaundice (1% of newborns) Due to substance...

  • Jock Itch

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Jock Itch Return to Index Does this describe your symptoms? Definition Slowly expanding pink-red rash on inner thigh near genital area Rash is usually symmetrical (looks the same on both inner thighs) Rash is itchy and not painful In men it does not involve penis or scrotum In women it does not involve vulva General Information Jock Itch is a fungal infection that grows best on the warm, damp skin of the inner thigh. The medical term for this condition is "Tinea Cruris." It is usually caused by the same...

  • Jock Itch

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Jock Itch Return to Index Does this describe your symptoms? Definition Slowly expanding pink-red rash on inner thigh near genital area Rash is usually symmetrical (looks the same on both inner thighs) Rash is itchy and not painful In men it does not involve penis or scrotum In women it does not involve vulva General Information Jock Itch is a fungal infection that grows best on the warm, damp skin of the inner thigh. The medical term for this condition is "Tinea Cruris." It is usually caused by the same...

  • Japanese Encephalitis Virus antigen, Inactivated (Murine) Solution for injection

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Japanese Encephalitis Virus antigen, Inactivated (Murine) Solution for injection What is this medicine? JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS VACCINE (jap uh NEEZ en sef uh LAHY tis VAHY ruhs vak SEEN) is a vaccine. It is used to help prevent Japanese encephalitis infections. You cannot get the disease from the vaccine. How should I use this medicine? This vaccine is for injection under the skin. It is given by a health care professional. Usually, three doses are given. You will be observed for at least 30 minute...

  • Japanese Encephalitis Virus Strain Nakayama-NIH antigen (Formaldehyde Inactivated) Suspension for injection

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Japanese Encephalitis Virus Strain Nakayama-NIH antigen (Formaldehyde Inactivated) Suspension for injection What is this medicine? JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS VACCINE (jap uh NEEZ en sef uh LAHY tis VAHY ruhs vak SEEN) is a vaccine. It is used to help prevent Japanese encephalitis infections. You cannot get the disease from the vaccine. How should I use this medicine? This vaccine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional. Two doses are given. The second dose is given 28 ...