A new registry that launches this month gives women who have uterine fibroids the opportunity to help determine which strategies are most effective in treating the common condition. The registry, called Comparing Options for Management: Patient-Centered Results for Uterine Fibroids (COMPARE-UF), will enroll more than 10,000 women at clinics affiliated with nine medical … [Read more...]
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Back by popular demand: Originally published March 13, 2014 Dear Doctor: My aunt told me she has a painful bunion. What is that? A bunion is large bump that forms at the base of the big toe where the bone of the big toe attaches to the bones of the foot. When this happens, the big toe usually bends inwards, sometimes at a very extreme angle. The bone of the … [Read more...]
Third-graders at public schools serving mostly higher-income families have better access to cavity-preventing dental sealants, according to a new Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) survey. These third-graders also have fewer cavities. Dental sealants are a clear plastic resin that, when applied properly to the chewing surfaces of molar teeth, protect against … [Read more...]
Parkinson’s disease is a neurologic disease that affects the way a person moves. Brain cells (neurons) are lost or destroyed and, as a result, a messenger chemical called “dopamine” is reduced. When dopamine levels are low, the clinical signs of the disease occur. The condition will worsen over time. It often starts with a mild tremor in a hand. It also progresses to produce … [Read more...]
Alzheimer’s disease — the most common cause of dementia — is a group of brain disorders that cause a loss of intellectual and social skills. “Dementia” is an umbrella term describing multiple diseases and conditions that develop when nerve cells (neurons) in the brain die or are unable to function normally. Alzheimer’s disease can be utterly devastating to families, by … [Read more...]