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Magnesium in Type 2 Diabetes

Magnesium deficiency may play a role in worsening type 2 diabetes. Discuss with your doctor whether testing and supplementation are right for you. Not having enough of the mineral magnesium may play a role in causing or worsening type 2 diabetes....

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LEEP Procedure to Treat Cervical Dysplasia

A LEEP procedure is commonly recommended for women with cervical dysplasia. Discover what a LEEP is, how it is done, and what to expect afterward. Women with persistent low-grade or high-grade cervical dysplasia may be recommended to have a...

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Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes

You may need insulin to help control your blood sugar with type 2 diabetes. Learn about the different kinds, how they are used, and potential side effects.

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Cerebellar Stroke

A cerebellar stroke causes balance and vision problems and may result in short-term swelling of the brain. A stroke involving the cerebellum is one of the least common types of stroke, accounting for less than 2% percent of all strokes. However,...

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What to Know About Januvia (Sitagliptin)

Januvia (sitagliptin) is a DPP-4 inhibitor for managing type 2 diabetes used along with diet and exercise. Learn about its benefits and drawbacks. Januvia (sitagliptin) is an oral medication (pill) used in conjunction with diet, exercise, and other...

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What Is a Carotid Doppler Test?

A carotid Doppler test determines if the arteries in your neck are blocked by fatty plaque. This non-invasive test is a strong predictor of future stroke. The carotid Doppler test, or carotid ultrasound, is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves...

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6 Ways to Prepare for Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Hair loss is one of many chemotherapy side effects, but there are several things patients can do to prepare for hair loss during chemotherapy. If your doctor has prescribed a chemotherapy drug that is known to cause hair loss, make the decision to...

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Experimental Medical Treatment

Learn about the pros and cons of getting experimental medical treatment, and about how you can find out where to get medications under research. If you could choose the most cutting-edge medical cure, would you want to?When the reality of a serious...