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Less Can Be More With Hypofractionation Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

In recent years, cancer physicians and radiation oncologists have been whittling away at the length of time for radiation treatment. The goal: to make radiation treatment more convenient for the patient, with fewer side effects.

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How Cochlear Implants Can Help Adults With Hearing Loss

Many people have seen videos on social media of children who are deaf or severely hard of hearing receiving cochlear implants and hearing for the first time. But cochlear implants also have another useful purpose – to help adults with hearing loss.

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Getting the Best Protection From Your Child’s Car Seat

It can be a challenge for parents to figure out the right time to graduate a child from a rear-facing infant car seat to a forward-facing car seat, then to a booster seat and finally to no child seat at all. Learn when to switch the seat.

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How To Recognize RSV in Your Baby -- and What To Do

Although RSV is typically more common in winter and early spring months, this year Northeast Ohio and many other areas have been seeing an uncharacteristic summer and fall spike in infections.

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COVID-19 Vaccine and Flu Shot Spacing: Is It Needed?

Vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19 and the flu. But if you're getting a COVID-19 vaccine -- either as a booster or for the first time -- should you worry about timing it with your flu shot? What you need to know.

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How Scalp Cooling Can Help Lessen Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Scalp cooling is a process that can help lessen hair loss caused by certain chemotherapy drugs. It uses a specially fitted cap that you wear before, during and after chemo. The cap is hooked up to a machine that keeps it cold.

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The Danger of Not Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19 During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a period of weakened immune state to prevent your body from attacking your baby, who has DNA that is foreign to you from the father. Pregnant individuals are much more susceptible to viral infections because of that.

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Common Condition You Can Do Something About

One in four adults in the United States has non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, in which excess fat accumulates in the liver. The good news is that you can take steps to get rid of this disease.

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