Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Sharon Theimer
Scottsdale, Arizona - Over the past decade, numerous studies have shown that many Americans have low vitamin D levels and as a result, vitamin D supplement use has climbed in recent years. Vitamin D has been shown to boost bone health and it may play a role in preventing diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses. In light of the increased use of vitamin D supplements, Mayo Clinic researchers set out to learn more about the health of those with high vitamin D levels. They found that toxic levels are actually rare.
- Written by Mayo
Rochester, Minnesota - Overactive bladder is a problem with bladder-storage function that causes a sudden urge to urinate. The urge may be difficult to stop, and overactive bladder may lead to the involuntary loss of urine (incontinence).
- Written by Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona - People with lactose intolerance are unable to fully digest the sugar (lactose) in milk. As a result, they have diarrhea, gas and bloating after eating or drinking dairy products. The condition, which is also called lactose malabsorption, is usually harmless, but its symptoms can be uncomfortable.
- Written by State Department
Washington, DC - On World Press Freedom Day, the United States pays special honor to the importance of media freedom - a crucial element of freedom of expression - at home and abroad. A diverse and independent press is crucial to holding governments accountable and sustaining democracy around the world.
- Written by Asher Chanan-Khan, M.D.
Jacksonville, Florida - Researchers are currently studying a variety of potential new treatments for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL. Many of them are available now through clinical trials. Depending on your situation, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial and receive one of the new therapies.
- Written by Lowell Dale, M.D.
Imperial, California - Electronic cigarettes, often called e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices designed to look like regular tobacco cigarettes. Here's how e-cigarettes work: An atomizer heats a liquid containing nicotine, turning it into a vapor that can be inhaled and creating a vapor cloud that resembles cigarette smoke.
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