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There is some controversy about whether or not people should continue to get screening tests for certain cancers after age 75. Variables include the person's overall health and whether or not additional life expectancy can be achieved.
Hospice care for terminally ill patients is increasing in
popularity. This type of care is primarily a service, rather than
a place, and may be administered in a hospital setting, at a
patient's home, or in a nursing home.
Long criticized for their high cholesterol content, eggs have
once again earned consideration as a healthy food, due primarily
to their protein. But people with diabetes should still limit
their egg consumption.
People who quit smoking can expect their risk of related illness
to decrease to about the same level as that of people who have
never smoked, although it can take several years for this to
Meat and dairy products contain naturally occurring trans fat,
and studies are suggesting that the small amounts of this fat in
animal products may actually be good for us.
I was treated for two weeks with antibiotics and a proton pump
inhibitor when I had an H. pylori infection. I've continued with
the proton pump inhibitor to cut down on stomach acid. Could that
I have been taking Avodart for my BPH, along with Flomax, but
finasteride may be less expensive. Should I switch?