Scleroderma: What Is It and How Is It Treated?

Scleroderma means hardening of the skin. It is not a single disease but a group of diseases. What all forms of the disease have in common is abnormal connective tissue leading to skin tightening. There are two types of scleroderma: “localized scleroderma” and the more severe, “systemic scleroderma.” No one understands yet what causes either.

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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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