Did you know that November is National Diabetes Month?

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For four weeks, the American Diabetes Association dedicates itself to educating the public about the disease that affects one in eleven Americans – 29 million people – and how we can protect ourselves and those we love. Diabetes, when left unmanaged, is responsible for blindness, nerve damage, and kidney disease, but healthy eating habits and regular exercise can greatly reduce…

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How Do You Get An Ingrown Toenail?

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According to the 2012 National Foot Health Assessment, 18 percent of adults in the U.S. over the age of 21 have experienced the pain and discomfort of ingrown toenails. That is about 40  million people! If you’re lucky enough to still be in the dark about these painful things, an ingrown toenail is when the side of the nail curves…

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Why toenails fall off from running

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Toenails. They are something we do not typically think about very often. But if you or someone you know has ever lost one after becoming a serious runner, it is something you might think about a lot more. Ouch! For many runners, losing toenails is just something that happens. Toenails usually take about six months to grow back, and when…

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Signs and symptoms of a stroke

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Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. In order to protect yourself and the health of your loved ones, it is important to understand the basic reasons for a stroke as well as its signs and symptoms. There are two main types of strokes: Ischemic and Hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes occur as a result of clots…

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Sinusitis symptoms and treatment

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Sinusitis happens when the tissue that lines your sinuses becomes inflamed for swells up. Healthy sinuses are typically full of air, but if you have sinusitis they can become filled with fluid. When fluid builds, that’s when germs can form and cause an infection. What causes sinusitis? The following conditions or circumstances can contribute to your sinuses being blocked: The…

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Lactose intolerance: symptoms and treatments

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Lactose intolerance means that your body cannot properly digest lactose, a natural sugar that’s found in milk and other dairy products. Did you know that lactose intolerance affects about 75 percent of the entire world population? When lactose travels through your colon and it’s not completely digested, it can prompt painful symptoms. Levels of lactose intolerance vary. Some people can…

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Types of Thyroid Problems

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You’ve heard of the thyroid before, but how many people actually know what the thyroid does for your body, and how important it is to so many of your body’s activities? The thyroid is a gland found at the base of your neck, right under your Adam’s apple. It’s one of the key parts of the endocrine system, which carries…

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Causes and treatments of rosacea

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Rosacea is a skin disorder that causes redness on your cheeks, forehead, nose and cheeks. It impacts people 30 years old or older. Aside from redness and sometimes little bumps and pimples on your face, rosacea is also known for causing burning and soreness in your eyes. Rosacea can not only be painful and unsightly, but some people who suffer…

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How do warts form and how are they treated

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The sometimes unsightly wart that most often pops up on your hand is nothing more than a skin growth that spawns from having some form of the human papillomavirus, also known as HPV. This form of HPV impacts the top layer of your skin. It typically gets in your body through broken skin, i.e. an open wound or other type…

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All about eczema

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Eczema- or atopic dermatitis – is a chronic skin condition that usually starts when you’re a newborn and lasts for several years, although some people have it forever. It causes your skin to become itchy, red, dry and sometimes even blistery. You can find it on all parts of your body if you have it. Although there is no cure,…

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