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Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a study led by Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, Martha Ingram Professor and director of the PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The multisite international… Read More »

You should pick your nose — and eat it, too! And other prescriptions for a better immune system

Should you pick your nose? Don’t laugh. Scientifically, it’s an interesting question. Should your children pick their noses? Should your children eat dirt? Maybe: Your body needs to know what immune challenges lurk in the immediate environment. Should you use anti-bacterial soap or hand sanitizers? No. Are we taking too many antibiotics? Yes. “I tell… Read More »

Better to Get an Online Doctor than Trust Medicine Related Sites

These days, it is easy to just search for medical information online. There are a lot of sites providing complete information about a wide variety of illnesses. The causes, symptoms and treatments are discussed on these sites. The only problem is that some people take everything seriously to a point that they end up self-diagnosing.… Read More »