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Why Do People Get Nosebleeds?

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When do you get nosebleeds? When you’re skiing in the Rocky Mountains? After you’ve had a bad cold? Nosebleeds, while sometimes scary, are not usually serious. Most nosebleeds can be treated at home or by your physician. What types of nosebleeds are there? Anterior nosebleeds – Front of the nose nosebleeds. These are by far the most common type of…

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The science behind the cortisone shot

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Cortisone is a steroid hormone produced naturally by your body’s adrenal glands. It can also be made synthetically. Cortisone – as a therapy – is used to repair and minimize damage to your joints so an athlete can continue to work out or as part of a physical rehabilitation for a more serious injury. How do Cortisone shots work? Cortisone…

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The science behind hangry

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If you’ve ever been hungry and grumpy at the same time, it’s safe to say that you’ve experienced “hanger” – hungry + angry = hangry. Or maybe you’ve never snapped at someone when you’re hungry, but perhaps you’ve been snapped at by someone else who’s going through the hanger. We know that it happens, but do we know why it…

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Hemorrhoids: Causes, symptoms and treatments

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Everything in our body has a specific name. Every bone, each type of connective tissue, the different types of cell, each type of vein – all of it. And while the average joe may not know where a median cubital or a popliteal vein is located, if you ask anybody where the hemorrhoidal vein is… they’re going to know exactly…

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Seek treatment at the onset of flu symptoms

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Influenza. For some people, it’s a rough cold. For others, it can be life threatening. The flu is a virus that hits you with full strength very quickly, as opposed to a cold – which can take a few days to reach its apex. It’s very important to be tested in order to determine which one you have. Once diagnosed,…

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4 signs of terrible posture and how to fix it

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Ah back pain, the dismal companion of so many working adults. Whether we sit at a desk all day, planning advertising campaigns or doing research, or if we stand behind a sales counter smiling at strangers… Chances are our backs have had it. Unfortunately, there’s only so much ibuprofen and a heating pad can do. In order to fix the…

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How to stop a cold in its tracks

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One day you’re fine. The next you have a scratchy throat, watery eyes, and a runny nose. There’s a tickle in the back of your throat, and your normal high energy is nowhere to be found. Yes, these are early signs that you’re coming down with something. But don’t grab your tissue box and hop into bed just yet —…

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Are you getting enough sleep?

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When asked if you are getting enough sleep do you know how to answer? Ask yourself a few things first. How are you sleeping? Do you find yourself waking up throughout the night, or lucky to sleep for a few hours straight? Did you know that an estimated 50-70 million U.S. adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder. On top of that,…

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When to seek medical attention for your sick baby

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It’s always upsetting to see your baby in a miserable state, and you of course do everything you can to get them immediate relief; however, it’s important to know when you should call your baby’s doctor. Many parents find themselves at the doctor quite often. The reason for this is that your baby’s immune system is still maturing. So they are…

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What is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease?

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Hand, foot, and mouth disease, or HFMD, is a virus commonly occurring in children under the age of 5. It can sometimes affect adults who can also be asymptomatic carriers of the disease without realizing they are infected. This virus is not to be confused with foot-and-mouth disease (also known as hoof-and-mouth disease), which affects animals. HFMD is caused by…

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