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Category Archives: Health

Stress vs Stroke: What are the Differences?

Individuals experience stress in different levels and intensities throughout the course of their life. There are many symptoms that may be mistaken for having a stroke but are attributed to stress. Often, these are migraines or headaches that are caused by the dilation of blood vessels. More often it is a certain nerve in the […]
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Cardioversion: The Way to Reset the Rhythm of the Heart

Atrial fibrillation is a complication of the heart that has been known to increase the risk of stroke. It is often referred to as an irregular heartbeat because it is usually a case of a mismatched and rapid heart rhythm [1]. When a patient experiences this phenomenon it is usually because the upper and lower […]
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How Fast Food Destroys Your Digestive System

Often, fast food contains a lot of calories and very little nutrition. This is why many individuals face numerous health problems when they include fast food in their daily diet. It is a common conception that all fast food must be bad, as there are some healthier options; but in reality, the highly processed nature […]
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Managing Pain When Fighting Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma is a condition where the development of abnormal blood cells inside the bone marrow cause blood cells in plasma to function improperly. This cancerous condition can prove to be very painful because the buildup of cancerous cells causes pressure on bones, muscles and tissues in the human body. It is important that pain […]
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What are the types of diabetes?

Diabetes affects approximately 29 million American and 8 million of that total were unaware that they have this disease. Diabetes is a group of disorders that occur through high blood glucose levels. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 caused by the body’s inability to make insulin, and Type 2 as a result of […]
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What Are The Common Bacteria That Cause Pneumonia?

Alveoli are tiny sacs located in the lungs which are essential for moving oxygen and carbon dioxide between the lungs and the blood stream. The human body is prone to experiencing inflammation in these sacs when these structures become infected by bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. This condition is often characterized as pneumonia. Common symptoms […]
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How to get enough Vitamin D in your diet

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin required by the human body. It plays a vital role in promoting the absorption of calcium and the growth of bones and cells. It is important that a person has a sufficient level of Vitamin D intake in food or supplements. Foods such as fatty fish, beef, cheese and […]
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Bernie Sanders Slams Drug Companies on Prices

A bevy of tweets from Senator Bernie Sanders last weekend brought some much needed attention back to the conversation on the issues around drug prices. Big Pharma and increasing costs for pharmaceuticals were central issues on the lively debates between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, but relegated to the background in the recent presidential debates. […]
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How Color and Taste Affect Your Medicine

When it comes to medication it may come as a surprise how many patients unknowingly give importance to the shape and color of their pills. Not only does it alter the circumstances in which they take their medication, but causes them to question the function of the pill if it has a different physical appearance. […]
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One Important Health Issue to Discuss at the Next Presidential Debate

October 9 marks the second presidential debate, sure to be a televised event with a large audience. The first debate was shown to over 84 million people, the largest audience ever for a presidential debate. Among the issues brought up were job creation, taxes, and race issues, but nothing to address the rising costs of […]
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