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New minimally invasive procedure provides relief from BPH

One of the most common health problems for men over 50 is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Put simply, the condition is the result of prostate gland enlargement. It can cause a number of varying symptoms, including uncomfortable urinary issues, blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder, and urinary tract and kidney problems. The prostate grows continually in most men throughout life. Often, this ongoing enlargement of the prostate is enough to cause urinary difficulties or significantly block the

 

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What causes kidney stones? Symptoms and treatment

Kidney stones affect more than 5% of the population. It may be difficult to believe, but there is actually a great deal of mystery about how these stones are formed. One thing is for certain: the pain involved in eliminating these tiny “rocks” can be excruciating. What is a kidney stone? Urinary or “kidney” stones are hard deposits of minerals from inside the kidney. Kidney stones have many causes, and there is still a lot of mystery and hypothesis about

 

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Chemotherapy: Why women with early breast cancer might not need it

Breast cancer affects one-in-eight women in the United States, and until recently, chemotherapy was used throughout most stages of treatment. While it destroys cancer cells by targeting rapidly dividing cells, chemo also affects similar normal cells in the same way. Healthy cells that also divide rapidly are found in the blood, mouth, intestinal tract, nose, hair, and so on. Chemotherapy attacks those “good” cells, as well, which is what causes the most common side effects of hair loss, nausea, vomiting,

 

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