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Keeping your mind and body in check - popular topics in health and medicine to maintain a long and healthy life.

Heather Cotter3 days ago
Discovery of a Seizure Disorder
No one ever wants to be sick, to have issues. I was used to taking medication for different reasons my entire life. But starting my college years, I never thought this would be such a tiring process. ...
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
When you have a parent with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (aka F.A.P.) you have a 50/50 chance of also getting this APC gene mutation. Hepatoblastoma is a related childhood liver cancer that also has...
Pat Cooper5 days ago
Five Easy Ways to Stay Healthy at Work
Getting into shape and eating healthy is hard enough, but what do you do when it comes to your workplace? Sure there isn’t a salad bar or an exercise room to indulge your fitness envy. However, even t...
J.T. Wellington6 days ago
Coffee: Elixir of the Driven
You may think it’s a stretch to refer to coffee as an elixir; but, what about as an alternative medicine? I would consider that a stretch too had it not been for different studies on the impact of cof...
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Siya Nathan13 days ago
What is Closed MRI and Its Benefits?
What is MRI? MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is an advanced investigative test which involves using magnetic waves and radio waves together to create images of internal organs in the body. These imag...
Freddy Gonzalez21 days ago
Hernia Journia
Pain just below my stomach, right side. Growing, I largely ignored it. Working a job and a half to cover the bills, you learn to get on with it for the family’s sake. In stubborn denial, I refused to ...
Andrea Dawson22 days ago
Top 10 Things You Need to Consider When Buying Health Insurance
Health insurance is something that all people should have to cover themselves in the event that they need medical care. The truth is that not all health insurance is created equal, and purchasing a pl...
Christopher L.23 days ago
My Battle with Diabetes
My battle with Diabetes started many years ago. I was 33 when I found out. The signs were there: Always thirsty Warm Blooded Frequent Bathroom Breaks Headaches Would get hung-over feeling after just o...
Keziah Flack23 days ago
The Headache with Migraines
It’s a beautiful day and the music is good. The sound of good friends chatting excitedly is spread throughout the garden. The heat stands at that pleasant medium which invites faces to turn towards th...
Bhavsagar Bath23 days ago
Your Lower Back Pain Is Only a Symptom
Ever gone to the chiropractor or the physiotherapist for your low back pain? What ends up happening in that session? You do a few assessments, the chiro will lay you on a table, then pop some things a...
Rebecca Sharrock24 days ago
Autism Isn't a Life Sentence
Quite often when a person (or a parent’s son or daughter) is diagnosed with autism or anything else that’s medically termed a disability, sympathy is expressed as to how hard it must be for the parent...
Andrea Dawsona month ago
If You Experience Excessive Sweating, You May Suffer from Hyperhidrosis
What is normal sweating? Under normal conditions, the human body sweats between 0.8 to 1.4 litres per hour during a good exercise or strenuous work. Sweat does more than a few good things for our body...
Alex Berniera month ago
When Vaccine Education Strategies Backfire
The 18th century was an age of enlightenment. The improved steam machine sparked the industrial revolution that would change the world forever as child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played in palaces across Western Europe. The Queen of France Marie Antoinette's head rolled to announce the end of the country's monarchy. Fancy wigs were in when settlers of the thirteen British colonies fought for their freedom and won the bloody war to emerge as a new united power. These were the days of reason ...
Lana Sousaa month ago
Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
One thing I'd like to make clear first is that Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, all types, affects everyone differently. For some it may not affect them at all, for others it impacts every single aspect of their life to the extent that feeding tubes, wheelchairs, and long hospital stays has much become the norm to them and their families. I'm one of the fortunate ones where only a walking stick is needed to help me venture out into the big, wide world.
Lakeyia La month ago
Migraines and My Life
Chronic Migraines are not just another headache that will go away in a few minutes or hours. Some of us can't even take over the counter medications. I have to take prescribed medications for my migra...
Rachel Dresdena month ago
Doctors, Mormons, & 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'
I just finished having the annual physical, which I have once every two years or so, ‘cos they’re fucking depressing and suck the juice right outta ya! Have to do all the routine tests, blood, mammogr...
Tanya Huffmana month ago
My Experience with Paracentesis
No one really wants to undergo paracentesis; however, the procedure is quite quick and simple. You begin to feel better almost instantly. Paracentesis is a procedure that is conducted when a patient h...
Anna Smitha month ago
Benefits of Laughter
Have you ever had a really bad muscle ache that lasted all day and just wouldn’t go away no matter what you did? That happened to me the other day; my low back had been hurting, nothing was stopping i...