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You may be concerned that you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD) but you're uncomfortable about going to a doctor. If you search the Web, there are a number of sites that offer home ...

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Spring is in full bloom, and so are your allergies. If you are one of the 45 million Americans with allergies, you may be wondering if you lived somewhere else, would your allergies be less of a ...

Got Allergies? 10 of the Best Cities For You to Live in

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An allergy causes your body to react to a substance that is harmless to other people. This can occur from material in the air like pollen or pet dander, foods like peanuts and chemicals such as ...

Allergy Tests: The Science Behind How They Work

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Allergies and asthma are two conditions that overlap. An allergy is when a person has an inflammatory reaction from exposure to a particular substance. Mild allergic responses can include itchy ...

Allergies and Asthma: What’s the Connection?

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Color blindness affects 8 percent of males and 0.5 percent of females, or approximately 10 million people in the United States. So says Avalanche Biotechnologies, a biotech firm that strives to ...

Color Blindness Treatment in the Works

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Being color blind does not typically mean you don’t see color. It is rare to find someone who only sees in black and white. What color blindness usually means is that a person has difficulty ...

The Science Behind Color Blindness: How People are Affected

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Have you ever wished you could see better at night? A group of independent researchers at Science for the Masses experimented with eye drops that could provide a temporary increase in one’s night ...

These Eye Drops Will Give You Better Vision at Night

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The quest for longer fuller eyelashes has caused some women to draw more attention to their eyes than they bargained for. The glue used in eyelash extensions as well as the solvent used to remove ...

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People who have intensely itchy arms but have skin that appears totally normal may be suffering from condition called brachioradial pruitus. It can occur to one or both arms. Typically the ...

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People who have intensely itchy arms but have skin that appears totally normal may be suffering from condition called brachioradial pruitus. It can occur to one or both arms. Typically the ...

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During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association urges communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week to recognize the ...

National Public Health Week is April 6-12

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It seems sort of a waste to not do something with that excess skin from your waist if you want to have surgery to remove it. In 2007, Dr. Beverly Shafer must have thought the same thing when she ...

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A new varicose vein treatment called

New Varicose Vein Treatment Approved by FDA

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First-aid kits are important to have, whether you are traveling on a long-distance road trip or just going to the park with your kids. There are pre-assembled first-aid kits available at the ...

DIY First-Aid Kits Can Be Made from Dollar Store Supplies

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Ever been embarrassed and feel your face redden? Or does the thought of wearing a wool turtleneck make you itch? The science behind why your skin reacts to something your mind generates is ...

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological immune-mediated disease where the immune system erroneously attacks the central nervous system. The layer that covers the nerves called the myelin ...

Multiple Sclerosis: 7 Things That Can Cause Relapses

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I looked at my middle finger and was surprised to see the intensity of the purple color of my skin. I tried to think, what could have caused this purple episode to occur in a single finger? Was it ...

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In recent years, articles about the long-term effects of concussions on our brains have appeared regularly in the news. We read about suicides and homelessness of young men who played football in ...

Long-term Effects of Concussions in Football Must Be Prevented

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Many of us use those little bottles of alcohol-based hand cleaners as a stopgap for washing our hands with soap and water. Hospitals and clinics have dispensers of antibacterial cleansers ...

Zylast: New Antibacterial Cleanser May Help Knock Out Ebola

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Ever been embarrassed and feel your face redden? Or does the thought of wearing a wool turtleneck make you itch? The science behind why your skin reacts to something your mind generates is ...

How the Mind-Body Connection Affects Your Skin

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Aspirin is one of those medications that people take, thinking it will help reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke. For some, it may provide some protection. However, for others, it may not ...

Taking Aspirin May Not Be Beneficial For Everyone

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The toothbrush is the main tool we use to keep our teeth clean and to prevent dental and gum disease. Here are some interesting facts about that little brush and paste we rely upon so heavily for ...

Toothbrushes and Toothpaste: Check Out These Interesting Facts

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In the past decade, the beauty industry has gotten on board with terms such as "organic" and "toxic-free". Due to loopholes in a poorly regulated market, products labeled organic and non-toxic ...

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In the past decade, the beauty industry has gotten on board with terms such as "organic" and "toxic-free". Due to loopholes in a poorly regulated market, products labeled organic and non-toxic ...

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Which is better, an electric or manual toothbrush? People frequently debate this question. Electric toothbrushes are commonly thought to be more effective but there are times when manual ...

Which Toothbrush is Better: Electric or Manual?

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Many women love their heels. One in 10 women wear them at least three days a week but statistics show that wearing heels are a strong contributor to foot problems in almost 30 percent of women. ...

How Can You Keep High Heels from Ruining Your Feet?

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Xavier Hames is a 4-year-old boy in Australia who has Type 1 diabetes. He is the first person to have a new device/pump implanted to serve as an artificial pancreas that monitors his blood sugars ...

World’s First Artificial Pancreas Device Goes to Boy in Australia

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Who would have thought something coming in at under two inches could cause such drastic changes in your body? The thyroid is a gland located in the middle of the lower neck and it has one main job ...

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We all do it. We lean over our phones, laptops or tablets typing away, unaware of how far or for how long we have been bent over our devices. Members of our younger generation, though are ...

Danger: Texting Can Put Strain on Your Spine

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Do you find that many of those terms your health insurance company throws around are confusing? If you do, you are not alone. A 2013 Health Reform Monitoring Survey found that “almost ...

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Do you find that many of those terms your health insurance company throws around are confusing? If you do, you are not alone. A 2013 Health Reform Monitoring Survey found that “almost ...

5 Terms Your Health Insurance Uses That May Confuse You

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National Pharmacist Day is celebrated each year on January 12th to show our appreciation for the contribution pharmacists make to our health care system. I am the daughter of a pharmacist so ...

It's National Pharmacist Day: Thank Your Druggist on January 12

Having the right caregiver providing home care for aging seniors is paramount. The right person will greatly reduce worry about needs being met and that the senior is being kept safe. The ...

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Breast pain or tenderness is also called mastalgia. The pain may feel mild or severe, achy or sharp, and it may come and go. Breast pain commonly affects the upper, outer area of both breasts, ...

Concerned About Breast Pain? Some Causes and Treatments

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and yeast infections are two of the most common problems to befall a woman’s genital area. If you are a healthy young woman, chances are you will experience one (if ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Shaina Gaul's post UTIs and Yeast Infections: How to Know the Difference

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Many of us look for medical advice on TV. Surely if that advice is given by a doctor, it should be sound. Right? However, TV shows like The Doctors and The Dr. Oz Show have only given ...

Dr. Oz and The Doctors Only Right Half the Time, Study Shows

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We are all guilty of passing along myths about skin and beauty treatments. They may sound true but they aren't. Let’s take a look at some of the facts. Myth 1: Drinking a lot of water will keep ...

Don’t Believe These 6 Skin Beauty Myths

Each year, 750,000 teens are getting pregnant. Often teens aren’t educated or equipped when having to handle the result of having unprotected sex. Out of every 10 teen girls, three will get ...

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It’s here. Gray skies, blustery temperatures, and less daylight are all signs that winter has arrived. Quickly, before winter blues set in, try these tips to ward off those bluesy, down ...

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It’s here. Gray skies, blustery temperatures, and less daylight are all signs that winter has arrived. Quickly, before winter blues set in, try these tips to ward off those bluesy, down ...

6 Things You Can Do to Beat Winter Blues Right Now

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Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. In stages I and II, melanoma may be effectively treated with surgical removal of the lesions. However, in stage III the melanoma has ...

Advanced Melanoma: Treatments for Stages III and IV

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We all want our teeth to look white and healthy. Going regularly to the dentist for cleanings and checkups is important, but we also need to protect our teeth in other ways. There are a number ...

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We all want our teeth to look white and healthy. Going regularly to the dentist for cleanings and checkups is important, but we also need to protect our teeth in other ways. There are a number ...

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We all want our teeth to look white and healthy. Going regularly to the dentist for cleanings and checkups is important, but we also need to protect our teeth in other ways. There are a number ...

These 8 Foods or Drinks Damage Dental Health: Protect Your Teeth

Having the right caregiver providing home care for aging seniors is paramount. The right person will greatly reduce worry about needs being met and that the senior is being kept safe. The ...

Hiring a Home Caregiver? 6 Things You Should be Asking About

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Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel and her husband Darren are a Canadian couple who wanted to have a Hawaii vacation before their baby was born. Huculak-Kimmel was almost six months pregnant with a low-risk ...

Million Dollar Hospital Bill for Early Delivery of Canadian Baby

Almost two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States are women. 1The first obvious reason for this is that women live longer, but longevity alone does not explain the large ...

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Almost two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States are women. 1The first obvious reason for this is that women live longer, but longevity alone does not explain the large ...

Why Alzheimer’s May Affect More Women Than Men

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It seems sort of a waste to not do something with that excess skin from your waist if you want to have surgery to remove it. In 2007, Dr. Beverly Shafer must have thought the same thing when she ...

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Currently, it is estimated that 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. This includes about 200,000 people under the age of 65 who have developed early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Many ...

Alzheimer’s Disease: 10 Things You May Not Know