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ADD/ADHD

ADD/ADHD

ADD, known as Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD, known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the co-existence of attention problems and hyperactivity. Since 1994 the medical community has referr...

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Allergies

Allergies

Allergies are a disorder of the immune system. Allergic reactions are a result of hypersensitivity and inflammatory response of the body to the allergens, or more specifically, the excessive activation of...

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Alzheimers

Alzheimers

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, but it is important to note that not all dementia is Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is usually diagnosed in people who are 65 years or old...

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Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis is a very severe, very life-threatening type of allergic reaction. The body responds to an otherwise harmless substance in the environment, such as a bee sting, with an allergic re...

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Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety has both physiological components and psychological components. Anxiety is different than fear although people often report that anxiety and fear feel the same to them. Fear is the reaction to a pr...

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Arthritis

Arthritis

Simply put, arthritis is an inflammatory disorder of the joints. Typically, arthritis is associated with aging, but arthritis can affect anyone of any age. More than half of the people who have arthritis a...

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Asthma

Asthma

Asthma is chronic inflammation of the lungs that causes the airways to narrow. During an asthma attack the bronchial muscles constrict and the airway becomes swollen. The result of an asthma attack can be...

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

There are several names for bipolar disorder; they include manic depression, manic-depressive disorder and bipolar affective disorder. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that is most characterize with ext...

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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women and second most common cause of cancer death in women in the United States. Breast cancer is usually associated with women; men can develop breast c...

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Cancer

Cancer

Cancer is the term for cells that multiply and spread throughout the body invading and damaging other tissues. There many forms of cancer and cancer can occur in any part of the body. There are over 100 ty...

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Cataracts

Cataracts

Cataracts A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which is behind the pupil and the iris.   There are various types of cataracts: A cortical cataract is diagnosed as a white, wedge-lik...

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Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that naturally occurs in the human body. Cholesterol is a part of the cell membranes and help with proper cell function. Cholesterol in the blood stream is also normal, but...

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Common Cold

Common Cold

While the common cold may be, well, common there are a number of different symptoms and even treatments to consider. By definition, a cold is a group of symptoms in the upper respiratory tract that...

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Dental Health

Dental Health

Dental problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can be easily prevented. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating properly and regular dental check ups are essential in preven...

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Depression

Depression

All people feel sad and depresses at some point in their life, but people who suffer from severe depression have a diagnosable mental health disorder that requires care for improvement to be possible. Depr...

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. There is type I diabetes, type II diabetes and gestational diabetes. Type I diabetes is a disease that is usually diagnosed in childhood. Type II diabetes is a lifestyle d...

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Diaper Rash

Diaper Rash

Diaper Rash Diaper rash is a common form of inflamed skin that typically occurs for infants and appears under their diaper. It can also occur in children as old as two or adults who have been paralyzed. M...

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Dry Eyes

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes is a condition caused by an imbalance to the tear duct system, causing an interruption in the normal process that keeps the eyes moisturized. This condition can be acute or chronic, and is caused...

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Emphysema

Emphysema

Emphysema is a chronic lung disease that is long-term and progressive. When the linings of the air sacs in the lungs become damaged emphysema occurs. These linings are incredibly fragile. Emphysema develop...

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Eye Injuries

Eye Injuries

Eye injuries can result from mild events, such as contact with dust, dirt or soap particles. Trauma, accidents or burns can also lead to eye injuries that are more severe. Treating an eye injury will depen...

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is an illness that is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Fibromyalgia is the most common form of arthritis after osteoarthritis. Fibromyalgia is a rheumatoid disease that can lead to isolat...

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Hearing Impairment

Hearing Impairment

Hearing impairment is a general term used to describe a decrease in hearing in one or both ears. The decrease in hearing is in the ability to either detect or understand sounds. A complete loss of hearin...

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Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Heart disease is a common illness in America. Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men in the United States. Heart disease or cardiovascular disease is actually a compilation of several dise...

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Heartburn

Heartburn

Heartburn is the result of an inflamed esophagus. The inflammation develops because of stomach acid from the stomach, which seeps into the esophagus. Heartburn is a misnomer because it actually has nothing...

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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A   To understand what Hepatitis A is, you should know that it is a form of viral hepatitis, or diseases that affect the liver. Different forms of hepatitis, such as hepatitis B and C ar...

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B   Acute and chronic hepatitis B are both viruses which infect the liver.  Acute Hepatitis B is more common, and adults who get it may only have it for a short time.  Chronic...

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C       Hepatitis C is a disease that impacts the liver.  It is a virus that lives in the cells of the liver.  Chronic hepatitis C can cause liver issues such as ci...

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Herpes

Herpes

Herpes is an incurable virus. People who have herpes sometimes do not even know that they have it. If someone does not know they carry herpes they are more likely to spread the disease to their partners th...

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Hypertension

Hypertension

Hypertension is the scientific name for high blood pressure. Hypertension affects millions of people in the United States. Once thought to only effect older people, doctors are now diagnosing young childre...

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Influenza

Influenza

Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is an infectious disease caused by RNA viruses of the family Orthomyxoviridae (the influenza viruses), that affects birds and mammals. The most common symptoms o...

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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs. These abnormal cells do not perform the functions that normal lung cells do and they do not develop into healthy lung tissue. As they grow,...

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Lupus

Lupus

Lupus Lupus cases vary greatly, but they are defined by chronic inflammation that occurs when your own immune system attacks your own organs and tissues. The inflammation due to the disease affects many p...

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Menopause

Menopause

The definition of menopause is the absence of a menstrual cycle for a period of longer than twelve months. Most women experience perimenopause, which is the time around menopause. This is not a medical ter...

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Migraines

Migraines

Migraines are a chronic condition that consists of recurrent attacks of severe headaches. Migraines are a form of vascular headache that can last from 4 to 72 hours. The temporal artery enlarges during a m...

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an extremely crippling and potentially fatal autoimmune disease. With this particular autoimmune disease the immune system, which normally protects the body by attacking bacteria and...

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the name for the condition in which the normal bone density decreases leading to very fragile bones. Bone fragility can cause excessive broken bones, which can be debilitating. Bones are no...

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Pinkeye

Pinkeye

Pinkeye, also referred to as conjunctivitis, is an infection or irritation of the mucous membrane that lines the surface of the eye at the eyelid. It is usually caused by a virus or bacteria and is easily...

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Skin Disorders

Skin Disorders

The skin is the largest organ of the body although most people don't think of skin as an organ. The purpose of the skin is to protect the body and the internal organs from damage and infection. Protecting...

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Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Sleep is an important element of good health. When you wake up after a good night’s sleep, you feel rested, energized and ready to face the challenges of a new day. Besides eating well and getting enou...

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Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Social anxiety can also be referred to as a social phobia. It is when someone has an unreasonable fear of social situations. Their intense nervousness and self-consciousness arises when the...

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Stroke

Stroke

Strokes occur in the brain when blood flow to the brain is blocked. When the brain is unable to get enough oxygen the body is unable to function as it normally would. Depending on the size of the stroke th...

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strokes

strokes

Strokes occur in the brain when blood flow to the brain is blocked. When the brain is unable to get enough oxygen the body is unable to function as it normally would. Depending on the size of the stroke th...

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Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Choosing a Weight Loss Program During any one year, more than half of all Americans go on a diet to lose weight. For many people, it is difficult to lose more than a few pounds, and few succeed in remainin...

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