Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D.
Imperial, California - Depression and anxiety are different conditions, but they commonly occur together. They also have similar treatments. Feeling down or having the blues now and then is normal. And everyone feels anxious from time to time - it's a normal response to stressful situations. But severe or ongoing feelings of anxiety and depression can be a sign of an underlying mental health disorder.
- Written by Jan Kasperbauer, M.D.
Rochester, Minnesota - It is possible that a blocked salivary gland could be causing your symptoms. But another disorder might be the source of the problem, too. Treatment for your condition will need to be based on the underlying cause. Make an appointment to see a doctor for an evaluation. Once the root cause is identified, your doctor can make a treatment plan that fits your situation.
- Written by Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota - DHEA is often touted as an anti-aging therapy, used to ward off chronic illness and maintain energy and vigor. However, most research doesn't back up these claims. Here, K. Sreekumaran Nair, M.D., Ph.D., an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, answers questions about DHEA.
Combination Therapy Offers Quicker, Less Toxic Eradication of Hepatitis C in Patients with Transplanted Livers
- Written by Paul Scotti
Jacksonville, Florida - All patients with hepatitis C who receive a liver transplant will eventually infect their new livers. These transplanted organs then require anti-viral treatment before they become severely damaged. But traditional post-transplant hepatitis C therapy can take up to a year, is potentially toxic and can lead to organ rejection.
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - With the open enrollment period for health coverage beginning on Saturday, November 15, Consumer Reports has a web-based tool at HealthLawHelper.org offering valuable information to help consumers navigate their healthcare options.
- Written by White House
Washington, DC - In this week’s address, the President reminded Americans that Affordable Care Act open enrollment begins this weekend. In the past year more than 10 million people have gained health insurance, including more than seven million who enrolled in Health Insurance Marketplace coverage. They are proof that the Affordable Care Act is working, making health care more affordable, accessible, and of higher quality for millions of people.
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