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

Epilepsy
A week ago, I experienced my first grand mal seizure after being seizure-free for ten years. I have found, in my years of being epileptic, that I have missed out on experiences, jobs, and relationship...
Smoking Cigarettes
It’s best not to start, and it’s not impossible to stop.
Life with Chronic Migraines
Migraines are not a one-size-fits-all illness. Some may only have one or two migraines in their life; others suffer from migraines on a regular basis. The statistics for migraines show that nearly 13%...
Heather Hortona year ago
D.N.R.
DNR: It's a term that a lot of people have not heard before and may not understand. It is commonly used in hospitals and nursing homes to designate patients who don't care to receive "heroic measures"...
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JC Huntera year ago
The Sweat Sanctuary
I try to keep my mind out of spinning yarns about works still in-the-making. It’s a guilty, dirty habit of mine. Right now, however, my legs are so chafed that I’m laying belly first on my bed. I may ...
Josh A. Gutkina year ago
3 Convenient Beverage Hacks that Can Boost Your Health
In a world where most of us are too busy living in what seems to be a never-ending rat race, ensuring a nutrient-dense eating agenda can be an arduous task. Here are three beverage hacks that are quic...
Heather Cotter2 years 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. ...
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Tiffany Probus2 years ago
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 Cooper2 years 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. Wellington2 years 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...
Siya Nathan2 years 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 Gonzalez2 years 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 Dawson2 years 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.2 years 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 Flack2 years 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 Bath2 years 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 Sharrock2 years 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 Dawson2 years 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...