Over-the-counter medicines: Know your risks

Who among us hasn’t taken an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine for life’s little aches, pains and stomach ailments? When taken as intended, or under your doctor’s care, a simple ibuprofen, antihistamine or analgesic can really save the day. The drugstore is full of remedies that don’t require a doctor’s prescription. But that doesn’t mean they’re safe…
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Survivor story: Bob Valvano

Seven years ago, Bob Valvano was getting ready to head to Connecticut to call a basketball game for ESPN. He didn’t feel great as he walked through Louisville’s airport, but he told himself he was just having stomach troubles and would be fine. Just as he was about to go through security, he realized he…
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What you need to know about lymphoma

Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges announced he has been diagnosed with lymphoma. The actor posted on Twitter that his prognosis is good, and he is starting treatment. His announcement has sparked a conversation about the cancer. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system which includes the lymph nodes, thymus gland, bone marrow and spleen….
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Preparing for your breast biopsy

When your doctor schedules you for a breast biopsy, it can create feelings of fear, worry, intimidation or stress. It is natural to be nervous about any medical procedure. However, as much as a breast biopsy helps to diagnose cancer, it also helps rule it out. Having a biopsy does not necessarily indicate a cancer…
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