Heart CT Scans: New Heart Disease Test May Cause Cancer

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among adults in the U.S., so some doctors have recently started using a “CAT scan” (or CT scan) to detect blockages in the heart’s arteries. Unfortunately, a CT scan uses relatively large doses of radiation, which could ultimately lead to many new cases of cancer from increased exposure to radiation. Although heart CT scanning may be a useful tool in detecting blockages in heart arteries, there is not enough evidence to show that this test is worth the risks and is therefore not recommended for screening for heart disease at this time.

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Purchasing Prescriptions: Is Saving Money Risky?

Who doesn’t want to save money on prescriptions? Health problems that require prescription medication can be expensive. In order to alleviate this, consumers are going online to find savings they may not find in stores. BUT, proceed with caution! Look for these key things before purchasing medications online.

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Human Growth Hormones: What are the Benefits?

You may have seen the ads claiming that you can regain lost youth, remove wrinkles and cellulite, lose weight, and build lean muscle without exercise. According to the advertisements, you would think that human growth hormone pills or oral sprays offer the fountain of youth in a bottle. But according to scientists, you might be disappointed with the results you get from over-the-counter human growth hormone products (HGH). In fact, you might even be endangering your life.

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Vulvodynia and Genital Pain

Vulvodynia is a burning, irritation, stinging, or sharp pain that occurs in the vulva, the area outside the vagina. It’s estimated that approximately 10% of U.S. women will have it at some point in their lives. But, what exactly are the causes, symptoms, and treatments? How does it affect sexual activity, and how does one cope with it?

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