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    Although dieters may lose weight on low-carbohydrate diets, there is little data available on the long-term effects of such diets. Some researchers worry that a protein-heavy diet might lead to liver and kidney troubles, osteoporosis, and other serious health problems. “Much of the yummy stuff in low-carb diets—think filet mignon with béarnaise sauce—comes loaded with artery-clogging saturated fats. . . , a major ris...

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      Symptom Index for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Directions: Answer the questions below by circling the appropriate number. Questions 1-6 are to be answered: 0—Not at all 1—Less than one time in five 2—Less than half the time 3—About half the time 4—More than half the time 5—Almost always 1. During the past month, after you finished urinating, how often did you have the sensation that y...

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        Arne, Gary, and I basked in the contentment of happy family life. Soon Arne enlarged our home to accommodate my aged parents. After six years of marriage, though, we reeled under a blow of a different kind. Arne was diagnosed with brain cancer. I visited him in the hospital every day while he undertook a lengthy course of radiation therapy. For a while he progressed well; then his condition deteriorated and he suffer...

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          The World Health Organization has concluded that exposure to diesel engine exhaust “is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer” and possibly also for bladder cancer.

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            A number of pelvic symptoms in men are related to inflammatory or tumorous prostate disease. Prostatitis—inflammation of the prostate—can cause fever, uncomfortable urination, and sacral or bladder pain. When the prostate is very swollen, it can prevent the patient from urinating. If inflammation is caused by bacteria, the disease is called bacterial prostatitis, and it can be acute or chronic. It is usually associat...

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              “In May 1996, I had some problems with severe bruising, hemorrhaging, and unusual bleeding of the gums. My hematologist, Dr. John Matthews, in Kingston, Ontario, diagnosed the problem as a rare type of cancer called acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). After a series of tests, including a bone-marrow diagnostic, Dr. Matthews in a very kind manner explained what APL is and how the problem is treated. The normal treatme...

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                My mom had none of the classic risk factors.* She was 40 years old, healthy, and had no family history of breast cancer. Her regular mammogram had shown nothing abnormal. But one day while examining her breasts in the shower, she felt a lump. It turned out to be cancer. Mom and family sat numbly while the doctor explained her options. In times past, a doctor would tell a woman with breast cancer that her only hope...

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                  Thyroid impairment may be the result of a diet poor in iodine, physical or mental stress, genetic defects, infections, disease (usually autoimmune disease), or side effects of medications prescribed for various illnesses.* An enlarged thyroid, or goiter, may be an indication of disease. The enlargement may be diffuse or in the form of nodules. Although generally benign, goiters should always receive medical attention...

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                    “When I was 54 years old, I started to urinate frequently, sometimes every 30 minutes. This symptom led me to consult a doctor, and I discovered that I would need to have my prostate removed.” Similar stories are common in prostate clinics around the world. What can a man do to prevent prostate diseases? When should he seek medical advice? THE PROSTATE is a walnut-shaped gland that is located below the bladder and...

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                      The prostate can also be attacked by malignant tumors. Generally, prostate cancer is discovered in a routine examination, even when there are no prostate symptoms. In more advanced cases, there can be urinary retention with swelling of the bladder. When cancer has spread to other organs, there may be backache, neurological symptoms, and swelling in the legs because of obstruction of the lymphatic system. In a recent ...

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