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    (HealthDay News) -- Cleaning out your refrigerator regularly can help get rid of germs and odors.

    The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service offers these suggestions:

    • Create a solution of equal parts vinegar and water, and wipe down surfaces inside the refrigerator.
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  • Coreen Clark approved the following answer:
    What causes a rotator cuff injury?

    There are many types of rotator cuff injuries. Here are some of the more common types.

    Tendonitis/Bursitis-This is overuse of the rotator cuff muscles. It is essentially doing too much activity involving the shoulder in too short of an amount of time. Inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons and

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    Do ear candles work?

    No. There is no scientific evidence to support the safety or effectiveness of these devices. If you have significant wax build-up please do not use ear candles. Their use poses a significant health risk. The candle has materials on the inside that melt under heat. If these materials drip into or on the ear

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    Where can I go for hearing loss support?

    Three main sources of support include the following:

    • Family/Friends: We most regularly communicate with our friends and family. So a mutual understanding of hearing loss and its effects can help communication channels stay open. Friends and family can provide a significant amount of emotional support
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    Why do prostate cancer treatments cause urinary incontinence?

    The urinary sphincter muscle that provides urinary control is very close to the bottom of the prostate gland and any treatment for prostate cancer can lead to damage or injury of this structure. The consequence of this damage is urinary incontinence which may be temporary or permanent.

     

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    Is there a permanent fix for patellofemoral syndrome?

    Great question, and one that I'm sure many would be interested in finding out, since this is such a common problem. The short answer is yes, absolutely! However in order to permanently fix patellofemoral syndrome (PFS) one needs to figure out exactly what is causing it. This is why it is very important

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    How is atrial fibrillation (AF) treated?
    The greatest risk associated with atrial fibrillation is stroke.  When the atrium loses organized contractile function during atrial fibrillation, blood clots may form in the left atrial appendage and travel to the brain causing a stroke.  The standard therapy to prevent stroke in atrial fibrillation...Full Post
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    Can I recover my skin elasticity after losing weight?

    Patients who have successfully shed significant amounts of weight often have excess skin in noticeable areas:  arms, breasts, abdomen and thighs. This skin has more often than not been stretched beyond a point where the elastic properties of the skin will allow it to recoil back to a point where it is snug

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    What happens during knee arthroscopy surgery?
    The patient is on the operating room table on their back.  The operative leg is typically in a leg holder and has a tourniquet applied to control bleeding if necessary.  Small, 5mm, incisions are made in order to place a telescopic lens in the knee for visualization.  Sterile fluid is used to distend the knee...Full Post
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    What causes de Quervain's disease?

    Most cases of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis are caused by overuse of the thumb and wrist. Some can result from a direct blow to the thumb side of the wrist and a few are associated with pregnancy, rheumatoid arthritis or other medical conditions. In the end, inflammation develops at a friction point

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  • Coreen Clark approved the following answer:
    Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted diseases?

    NO!!!

    That is the most important thing to remember when taking "the pill", you still need protection from sexually transmitted diseases, such as a condom. 

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  • Coreen Clark approved the following answer:
    What causes heart failure?

    Heart failure does not imply that your heart has stopped working, but rather that it does not work well. Specifically, it does not work well when you move and people with heart failure get symptoms with activity predominantly. 

    Heart failure can be caused by many things. The same risk factors that

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  • Coreen Clark approved the following answer:
    What is patellar tendonitis?

    Patellar tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon that connects the patella (kneecap) to the tibia (shin bone). It is tightened or stressed when the knee is bent, particularly when your body weight is on that knee. Patellar tendonitis is commonly called "jumper's knee" because it commonly occurs in jumping

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    What are shin splints and how can I avoid them?

    This is a potentially complex problem with relatively simple treatments that can be challenging for athletes of all types. The medical term is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome and it encompasses everything on the continuum from shin splints, to bone stress reaction (think of it as pre-stress fracture),

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  • Coreen Clark approved the following answer:
    Should I train my bladder by holding it or go when I need to?

    Bladder training involving holding maneuvers is best reserved for those who have a small bladder capacity. Normal adult bladders should hold 8 to 12 oz (240 - 360 cc) and in some individuals up to 20 oz (600 cc). Urine volumes above this can lead to bladder muscle damage as well as possible kidney damage

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