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A review of the major health news of the year, including: the
ongoing debate over blood sugar level in type 2 diabetics, a new
source of stem cells, genetic testing marketed to the general
public, a new type of CT scanning, and health care reform.
Studies reinforce the benefits of hand washing in preventing
illness, and suggest that red wine may provide protection from
lung cancer in some people, but B vitamins do not appear to offer
any help against Alzheimer's disease.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system. There
are several varieties, some more aggressive than others.
Depending on the type, if detected early enough it is often
treatable, and sometimes curable.
I have injury-related osteoarthritis in my right ankle. My
orthopedic surgeon said, in essence, that it's ankle fusion or
nothing for me - and that there are no means of surgically
restoring cartilage. What do you think?