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Types of Thyroid Problems

By | health

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

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

By | Infections

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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Everything You Need To Know About High Cholesterol

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You often hear about cholesterol and how important it is to have healthy cholesterol levels, but how much do you really know about this fat-like substance in your blood? Cholesterol is a fat-like substance you will find in all the cells in your body. Cholesterol is necessary for several bodily functions, such as making hormones, vitamin D and compounds that…

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Head Lice Prevention and Treatment

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There’s nothing worse than glancing at your child’s head and seeing the tiny, white dots in their hair. Oh, no. It’s head lice! What to do? First things first, there’s no need to panic. Head lice might be gross, but they aren’t usually serious enough to make children sick. Here’s everything you need to know about the six-legged insects that…

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6 things you should do after the cold or flu

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You did everything you could to avoid the cold or flu – washed your hands often, got good rest, ate well – but you just couldn’t escape catching your coworker’s nasty sickness. You’ve been stuck in bed for days, and now the worst of it is over. So, what’s next? There are a number of things you should do when…

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Can You Take Medicine After the Expiration Date?

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You’ve likely had the experience in which you look in your medicine cabinet for a cure to your ailment, only to find that the medicine you have is expired. Did you panic? What’s your next move? Is it safe to consume? According to Harvard researchers, the answer is almost always yes. What does the expiration date mean on drugs? Here’s…

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All About Frostbite

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What exactly is frostbite? It sounds chilling. Well, it is a condition that happens with the freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. It starts when your skin becomes very cold and red, then numb, hardened and white or pale. Frostbite happens most on your fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. You are most susceptible to frostbite when you are…

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What Causes Leg Cramps at Night?

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Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night to the kind of pain that makes you jump out of bed and scream? If so, you’ve likely experienced a late-night leg cramp. Night-time leg cramps are defined as sudden spasms (i.e. tightening) of muscles in your calf. The muscle cramps can sometimes happen in the thigh or the foot,…

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