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Shunning Shingles with a sure shot of Shingrix

Shingles can cause seniors to develop long-term pain and an unsightly rash. However, this viral infection can be prevented with Shingrix, an effective, two-dose vaccination. In this week’s blog, Abiola Fadayomi, M.S.N., APRN, AGNP-BC, discusses who should get Shingrix and how it compares to previous vaccinations.

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Placenta therapy: Patient selection key to best outcomes

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Beyond the lungs: How CFTR modulators benefit cystic fibrosis patients

Traditionally, patients with cystic fibrosis have been treated with inhaled medications that could affect the lungs with limited systemic effects. However, a relatively new set of drugs, CFTR modulators, offer an oral alternative with the potential to slow the progression of the disease for up to 90 percent of patients.

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Finding balance: Is it dizziness or vertigo?

Dizziness can occur for many reasons, and almost everyone will experience it. How to tell if it’s something more serious, such as vertigo.

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Stop the Kidney Stone Madness

Let’s talk about what kidney stones are and why the recurrence rate is so high. Then I’ll let you know about the research my team is doing to try to bring this recurrence number down.

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What causes hearing loss and how to prevent it

Hearing loss can't be restored fully, but hearing can be improved for most patients, especially if problems are detected early. Learn more.

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Influenza hammers Dallas County: What Texans need to know

As influenza A cases rise in Dallas County, it’s important to protect yourself and your family from infection. Find tips to avoid the flu and current information about vaccine recommendations.

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Attention women: Low sex drive? Testosterone won’t help

Lack of interest in sex can strain relationships. Dr. Carr explains why testosterone therapy for women is not a quick fix for low libido.

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Get ready for the yellow tsunami: Mountain cedar season is headed our way

Brace yourself: Mountain cedar season, Mother Nature’s annual winter irritant that prompts noses to run and eyes to itch – and can make a happy new year miserable – is just around the corner.

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Can a Fitbit help prevent blood clot complications in kids?

Dr. Ayesha Zia, a pediatric hematologist, is currently recruiting children and young adults ages 7 to 21 who have had a lower-extremity DVT. She’s studying the increase of physical activity, with a Fitbit, and the impact to life-changing complications down the road that are related to their blood clot.