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18 signs and symptoms you might have celiac disease

If you’re not familiar with celiac disease, it’s a genetic autoimmune condition that causes the immune system to damage the intestines when exposed to gluten. In some populations, up to 3 out of 100 will have the disease.  In celiac disease, the more common digestive symptoms are diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. But many of the …

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Pickleball injuries: Just how dangerous is America’s new favorite sport?

Pickleball is considered to be the fastest-growing recreational sport in the US since 2019, and quite possibly in the world. If you’ve never played, pickleball is essentially a cross between tennis, badminton and table tennis. The court size is smaller and the ball moves slower than in tennis, which allows people of all ages to play …

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C-section recovery: What to expect and how to help yourself heal

Around 1,000 babies a day are born here in Texas, and about a third of them come into the world via a Cesarean section, or C-section—a type of surgery in which a healthy baby is delivered through an incision in the pregnant person’s abdomen and uterus. Recovering from a C-section takes longer than recuperating from …

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5 sneaky reasons why you’re not losing weight 

“I feel like I don’t really eat much, but I’m not losing weight.” Sound familiar? If you’ve been feeling this way, let’s talk about some sneaky reasons why we sometimes don’t lose weight as expected. Keep in mind that everybody—and every body—is different. There is a long list of potential reasons why people hit a …

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What it’s like to have a baby in the NICU

It’s every parent’s nightmare—the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). While it’s comforting to know that that level of expert care is there, you hope and pray you’ll never need it. When we welcomed our third child, Waylon, three weeks early, we knew he might need extra care due to a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. …

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Hope Lodge: A home away from home for cancer patients

When Elizabeth went for her annual mammogram in January 2022, she expected the same “no suspicious results” she’d always received. After all, she was an active, healthy retiree who didn’t have any family history of breast cancer. Elizabeth and her partner, Dean, sold their DFW-area home in 2020 to spend their days traveling, hiking, bicycling, …

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Unlocking the potential of biomarkers for colorectal cancer

1 in 23. Those are the odds in 2022 for men of developing colorectal cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. The odds only slightly improve for women, with the current risk rate at 1 in 25. For people suffering from ulcerative colitis, the risk of developing colon cancer becomes even higher. …

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Which hip pain treatment is right for you? Hip preservation vs. hip replacement

Occasional aches and pains in your hip can be normal, but what about hip pain that doesn’t improve or continues to get worse? Have you tried resting and doing the exercises and stretches Dr. Google recommended, but nothing is helping? Have normal activities like putting on your socks and shoes become difficult? Hip problems are …

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After mom’s breast cancer diagnosis, daughter takes matters into her own hands

Kathleen McAdams was by her mom Ruth’s side as she waged her battle with breast cancer, first with surgical removal of the cancer and then chemotherapy and radiation. The treatment, though successful, was difficult. “It was hard for me to watch her go through that and what it did to her body,” Kathleen said. After …

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Anti-aging skin care tips: A dermatologist’s secrets to younger-looking skin

Anti-aging skin products are all the rage these days, and I get it—who doesn’t want healthy, glowing skin when they’re older? Many skin changes don’t really show when we’re younger but become more obvious and persistent with age. While some skin changes are a normal part of the aging process, there are some things you …

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