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Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Test: MedlinePlus Lab Test Information

  What is a rheumatoid factor (RF) test? A rheumatoid factor (RF) test measures the amount of rheumatoid factor (RF) in your blood. Rheumatoid factors are proteins produced by the immune system. Normally, the immune system attacks disease-causing substances like viruses and bacteria. Rheumatoid factors attack healthy joints, glands, or other normal cells by mistake. … Continue reading “Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Test: MedlinePlus Lab Test Information”

5 Medical Breakthroughs Shaping the Future of Health

Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts and WebMD have partnered on a new series about The Future of Health. We’ll take you inside some of the most exciting medical breakthroughs to meet the innovators and patients helping to transform the lives of millions of people. See the full report: http://wb.md/1Eaa65G Subscribe to WebMD here: https://www.youtube.com/user/WebMD Follow … Continue reading “5 Medical Breakthroughs Shaping the Future of Health”

Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation

Virtual tour of the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Rochester, Minn. The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (CFI) uses a patient-centered focus to transform the way health care is experienced and delivered. CFI is a multidisciplinary center that includes practicing physicians and scientists, along with researchers, designers, service designers, along with IT and project management … Continue reading “Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation”

CSF IgG Index: MedlinePlus Lab Test Information

  What is a CSF IgG index? CSF stands for cerebrospinal fluid. It is a clear, colorless liquid found in your brain and spinal cord. The brain and spinal cord make up your central nervous system. Your central nervous system controls and coordinates everything you do, including muscle movement, organ function, and even complex thinking … Continue reading “CSF IgG Index: MedlinePlus Lab Test Information”

Radiation Therapy of the Breast or Chest-wall: Acute side effects and self-care recommendations

This video discusses the common acute side effects that occur during Radiation therapy to the breast or chest-wall. Recommendations on how to best care for your skin during radiation therapy as well as post radiation therapy skin changes are reviewed. source

Robin Roberts Interviews Michael J. Fox for WebMD’s Health Hero Awards

Michael J. Fox : Hall of Fame Health Hero Full bio: http://wb.md/10zVIDz When WebMD set out to present its very first Hall of Fame Health Hero award, the choice was not difficult. For the past 16 years, Michael J. Fox has been a tireless advocate for Parkinson’s disease awareness and research. He launched one of … Continue reading “Robin Roberts Interviews Michael J. Fox for WebMD’s Health Hero Awards”

Is Diabetes Reaching Epidemic Proportions? Yes, but New Discoveries Offer Hope.

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. – genetics, sugary diets and the lack of exercise all play a part. In a recent Instagram survey ( it is now the second largest search engine in the world, btw) it was found 97% of us know someone with diabetes.  That number surprised me, as I … Continue reading “Is Diabetes Reaching Epidemic Proportions? Yes, but New Discoveries Offer Hope.”

Microalbumin Creatinine Ratio: MedlinePlus Lab Test Information

  What is a microalbumin creatinine ratio? Microalbumin is a small amount of a protein called albumin. It is normally found in the blood. Creatinine is a normal waste product found in urine. A microalbumin creatinine ratio compares the amount of albumin to the amount of creatinine in your urine. If there is any albumin … Continue reading “Microalbumin Creatinine Ratio: MedlinePlus Lab Test Information”

Knee Replacement: Dr. Mary O’Connor Discusses the Surgical Procedure

Mary I. O’Connor, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida, explains what is involved with knee replacement surgery, including pain management techniques used during the surgery. She also explains who is a candidate for minimally invasive knee replacement surgery. Knee Surgery (3-Part-Series) Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNPy5-6qWrU Part 2: … Continue reading “Knee Replacement: Dr. Mary O’Connor Discusses the Surgical Procedure”

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

With sleep apnea, your breathing starts and stops over and over again. But what actually causes it? Learn more: http://wb.md/2f8XQen Subscribe to WebMD here: https://www.youtube.com/user/WebMD Follow WebMD here: Website: http://webmd.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WebMD/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/webmd/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WebMD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/webmd/ Source by [author_name] WebMD,health,snoring,sleep apnea,what causes sleep apnea,what is sleep apnea,CPAP machine,stop breathing,sleep disorder,wakeful sleep,disrupt sleep