Category: Medicine

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the third most common cause of malignancy-related death in men and women in the United States. An estimated 134,490 new cases and 49,190 deaths occurred in 2016 according to a prepared abstract by the Committee on Minority Affairs and Cultural Diversity, American College of ...

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What’s in Your Prescription?

What’s in Your Prescription?

If your doctor prescribes medicine for you, make sure you’ve told him or her about any other medicines you are currently taking, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements. You also need to talk about any allergies you have or any side effects you’ve had with other drugs.When you get a new ...

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What is Edema?

What is Edema?

Edema means swelling caused by fluid in your body's tissues. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but it can involve your entire body. Causes of Edema include the following: Eating too much salt Sunburn Heart failure Kidney disease Liver problems from cirrhosis Pregnancy Problems ...

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2.7M HIPPA Settlement

2.7M HIPPA Settlement

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that found ...

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