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The Framingham risk-assessment tool is used to evaluate a
person's risk of heart attack, but it does not consider the
influence of inflammation. Researchers have developed a new tool
that uses three additional factors to evaluate your heart attack
A review of research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy
may provide some relief for those who suffer from tinnitus.
Even slightly decreased kidney function can cause a much higher
risk of a hip fracture, because the kidneys produce vitamin D,
and disrupting their function affects the body's regulation of
Experts now believe that ultraviolet A rays are as damaging to the skin as UVB rays. There is no standard for measuring effectiveness of UVA protection in sunscreens, but there are products on the market that protect well against both UVA and UVB.
C. difficile, a bacterium that can infect the digestive tract,
was formerly a problem primarily for the elderly and
hospitalized. But the number of cases of C. difficile-related
illness is growing, and they are more severe and harder to treat.
I'm a healthy 65-year-old woman and just had my first bone
density test. How often do I need to have it repeated?