10 Common Myths About Thyroid Disease

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The Truth About Thyroid Disease Addressing 10 Commons Myths Researchers estimate that roughly 20 million Americans are living with thyroid disease, but roughly 60% are unaware of their condition. This could be due to a general lack of awareness, but there is also a wealth of conflicting information available online – often from questionable sources. […]

Life With Down Syndrome

Roughly 5,100 babies are born with Down syndrome each year in the United States, making it the most commonly diagnosed chromosomal condition. Despite this fact, however, misconceptions about life with Down syndrome abound. What is Down Syndrome? Down syndrome is a lifelong condition that occurs when a baby is born with an extra chromosome. Chromosomes […]

Atrial Fibrillation

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Understanding The Most Common Arrhythmia Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm in the United States, but many people don’t realize they are living with it until it becomes a problem. Untreated atrial fibrillation can have serious consequences including stroke or heart failure, so it is important to understand the symptoms […]

Asthma in Adulthood

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Asthma is one of the most common long-term diseases among children in the United States, with symptoms ranging from wheezing and coughing to difficulty breathing. In many cases, these symptoms subside during the teenage years, but adult onset asthma is more common than many realize. Here, local experts share vital information about the disease and […]

Coping With Childhood Cancer

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A cancer diagnosis is undoubtedly one of a parent’s worst nightmares, and it tends to affect every member of a family in a big way. Luckily, with advancements in medicine and greater access to networks of support, there is more hope now than ever before. Here, experts from Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and the Austin […]

Health in a Minute: Speech Therapy, Colorectal Cancer, & More

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Q. My 3-year-old son has a speech delay and is working with a therapist, but I’d like to get the whole family involved in supporting him. Is there anything we can do? A. Involvement of family members in this journey of speech development can be great. A few ways to be supportive include sign language, […]

Total Ankle Replacement

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This increasingly routine procedure restores mobility and provides relief from pain caused by ankle arthritis. Understanding Ankle Arthritis Arthritis can occur at any joint in the body, especially joints that have been injured or damaged. Ankle injuries are common and can often result in arthritis. If non-surgical treatments have not relieved pain caused by ankle […]

Hip Impingement

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This painful hip condition can be treated using advanced and minimally invasive technology. Understanding Hip Impingement Hip impingement occurs when the ball-shaped bone of the hip pinches up against the socket in the pelvis. This causes damage to the cartilage and labrum, which can lead to arthritis of the hip if left untreated. Hip impingement […]

Simplifying Sepsis

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Sepsis is a medical emergency that occurs when the body has an extreme reaction to an infection, and it can happen to anyone. Because sepsis can cause tissue damage, organ failure, and even death, a quick response and timely treatment is critical. Read on to learn more about how to protect yourself and your loved […]

Understanding Blindness

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Vision loss is far more common than many people realize – according to CDC data, at least 3.4 million Americans over the age of 40 are blind or visually impaired. But despite these numbers, misconceptions about blindness abound – often to the detriment of blind people. Though many people picture white canes or guide dogs […]