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Selecting the Right Memory Care Community

Visiting communities or homes that offer Alzheimer’s and dementia care is an invaluable part of identifying the best option for a loved one suffering from the disease. Whereas choosing an independent living or assisted living community often involves the availability of services and amenities, selecting memory care should be primarily influenced by confidence in the quality of care and interaction seen …

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Q&A: How common are kidney stones?

By David R. Wilkinson, MD A: Ten percent of people will be affected by kidney stones in their lifetime. Q: If I have a kidney stone, will I be able to pass it without surgery? A: Stone passage depends directly on the size of the stone. With the assistance of specific medications, stones that are 4mm or less have a …

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Vitiligo

By Charles Camisa, MD What is vitiligo? Vitiligo is a common autoimmune skin disease that causes gradual loss of the natural brown pigment in the skin called melanin. It affects about 1% of persons worldwide irrespective of gender, age, race, or nationality. It is occasionally associated with other autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, alopecia areata (hair loss), thyroid disease, diabetes, and …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary can …

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