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Biologics in Orthopedics

Biologics in Orthopedics

Biologics represent the cutting edge of biomedical research, and cover a wide range of therapies. From platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to stem cell therapy, this line of treatment is recasting orthopedics. Source:  Food and Drug Administration What is a biological...

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Cardiac Comeback

Cardiac Comeback

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, yet many people who have had heart attacks never start or continue their cardiac rehabilitation. Source:  American Heart Association What does cardiac rehab involve? Cardiac rehabilitation doesn’t...

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HIV

HIV

In 1981 the U.S. identified its first patient in what would become the AIDS epidemic. Today, people with access to testing, early intervention, and effective treatments can expect to live long, healthy lives. Source:  Avert.org What is HIV? HIV is a virus that...

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Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds. The tragedy of a young person dying by suicide is devastating to their family, friends, and community. Source: American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology Suicides among young people...

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Menopause

Menopause

The average life span of a woman in the United States is 84 years. That means that many women will spend a full half of their lives as post-menopausal. Source:  Office on Women's Health What is menopause? Menopause is when your periods stop permanently and you can...

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Drug Overdose

Drug Overdose

What Is drug addiction? Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences. The initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, but repeated drug use can lead...

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Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer

What are cancers of the head and neck? Cancers that are known collectively as head and neck cancers usually begin in the squamous cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck (for example, inside the mouth, the nose, and the throat). These...

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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

About T1D Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the...

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Overview Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. Signs and Symptoms...

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Hospital Delirium

Hospital Delirium

Symptoms Signs and symptoms of delirium usually begin over a few hours or a few days. They often fluctuate throughout the day, and there may be periods of no symptoms. Symptoms tend to be worse during the night when it's dark and things look less familiar. Primary...

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Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib. What happens during AFib?...

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Overdose: Inside the Epidemic

Overdose: Inside the Epidemic

A panel of experts discuss the drug epidemic in the U.S., and offer solid, timely information about prevention and treatment. For many years, Second Opinion has been dedicated to using media to accurately and non-sensationally educate and inform Americans about the...

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