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Getting specific about dizziness

Dizziness is not a disease but rather a symptom that can result from a huge variety of underlying disorders or, in some cases, no disorder at all. Readily determining its cause and how best to treat it – or whether to let it resolve on its own – can depend on how well patients are able to describe exactly how they feel during a dizziness episode and the circumstances under which it usually occurs.

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Belly pouching after having a baby

A woman’s body goes through many changes during pregnancy. As the uterus grows with the growing baby, the abdominal muscles of the mother’s body adjust and separate, the lungs move upwards and the bladder gets squashed. Meanwhile, the hormones of pregnancy allow for the mother to retain fluids that may make her feel swollen. Doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, but the baby makes it all worth it.

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Remove the smartphone, regain the child

As regular readers of this column already know, I am completely, 100 percent opposed to children, including teenagers still living at home, being in possession of smartphones. No parent has ever been able to give me a logical reason why a minor should enjoy such a privilege, if enjoy is even the proper word.

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Is pain relievers’ side effect deadly?

Q: I heard your radio show in which you talked about ibuprofen being associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation. I have been practicing medicine for more than 20 years, and I’ve never seen anything about a connection between NSAIDs like ibuprofen and a-fib.

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He has a new face, one that had belonged to another man

The first face transplant performed at Mayo Clinic is providing a man from Wyoming a second chance at a normal life after he was disfigured by a gunshot in a suicide attempt a decade ago. He now has the face of another man who took his own life.
AP, Mayo Clinic, Lilly Ross, Andy Sandness, LifeSource
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He has a new face, one that had belonged to another man

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