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The Different Kinds of Diabetic Retinopathy

The Different Kinds of Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy happens to be the most common kind of diabetic eye disease out there and occurs whenever the retina’s blood vessels change in some way. Sometimes, the retina’s blood vessels will swell up and ooze fluid, or completely close off in worse cases. Sometimes, new and abnormal blood vessels may grow on the retina’s [...]

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Dense Breast Tissue – Is It Something to Worry About?

Dense Breast Tissue – Is It Something to Worry About?

In a nutshell, dense breast tissue refers to a condition wherein there is more whiteness than grayness on a mammogram. Mammograms: Whiteness vs. Grayness The whiteness seen on a mammogram generally consists of ductal or glandular breast tissue and its fibrous supporting tissue, while the grayness consist of the breasts’ fatty parts. As women get [...]

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The Most Common Dental Problems Out There

The Most Common Dental Problems Out There

Nobody likes having dental problems. However, the good news is that they are fairly easy to prevent. All you have to do is brush your teeth two times a day, eat well, floss every day and get dental checkups on a regular basis in order to prevent them. Naturally, learning more about the most common [...]

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Period Symptoms of Irregular Menstruation

Period Symptoms of Irregular Menstruation

Even though many women have normal monthly periods, about 30% of women suffer from irregular menstruation cycles, also known as metrorrhagia, which is often accompanied by severe period symptoms. In general, every woman that has started puberty and not yet entered menopause have a period. It can often be a painful experience but period symptoms [...]

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The Importance of Treating Depression During Pregnancy

The Importance of Treating Depression During Pregnancy

Depression during pregnancy affects the body, the mind and the mood of the pregnant women in question. There are generally two kinds of depression that she may go through: major depression and minor depression, both of which may interfere with her ability to sleep, eat, work, study and have fun in either a severe or [...]

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Phone Cancer: Is it real?

Phone Cancer: Is it real?

Can your cell phone really cause you to suffer from phone cancer? The possible development of brain tumors from mobile phones has been a topic of debate for years. As the use of cell phones has increased dramatically over the last few years, the question as to whether or not there is an actual safety [...]

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What is Dexamethasone Ophthalmic and How Is It Used?

What is Dexamethasone Ophthalmic and How Is It Used?

Dexamethasone ophthalmic is typically used to reduce the redness, swelling, irritation, and burning of eye inflammations that might be caused by various things. Some of these things include chemicals, allergies, radiation, heat, infections, and foreign bodies inside of the eye. Sometimes it is also used post-surgery. How to Use It Dexamethasone ophthalmic comes in the [...]

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The Permanent Tooth: An Overview

The Permanent Tooth: An Overview

Everyone remembers the time when they lose their first baby tooth and a new permanent tooth comes in. These teeth are supposed to be used for the rest of your life. A permanent tooth is the last tooth to come into a person’s mouth. They are considered adult teeth and replace the primary/baby teeth of [...]

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Pinched Nerve: What is it?

Pinched Nerve: What is it?

Ever had that sharp pain down your back or a constant feeling of your foot falling asleep? If this becomes a reoccurring problem, you may have a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve is a generalized term to indicate injury or damage to a cluster of nerves or a specific nerve anywhere within the body. They [...]

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Physical Symptoms of Being Stressed

Physical Symptoms of Being Stressed

With life becoming so busy and hectic, many people are used to being in a constant state of stress. Unfortunately, the physical symptoms of stress can be detrimental to one’s well being. When people think of stress they normally only think about the mental pressure that goes along with worry about bills, work, family, etc. [...]

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What are Pituitary Tumors?

What are Pituitary Tumors?

Did you know that about a fifth of the population unknowingly has a pituitary tumor? The pituitary gland is in the brain and helps to regulate many of the body’s hormones. The pituitary gland is a small, endocrine gland that sits in the brain at its base. The main job of this gland is to [...]

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Pillar Procedure: Correct Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Pillar Procedure: Correct Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Do you or a loved one suffer from severe snoring or sleep apnea? The Pillar Procedure is a new treatment to help everyone in the household sleep comfortably and safely. There are about 70 million people in the United States that are currently suffering from some type of sleeping disorder such as sleep apnea or [...]

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Removing Plantar Warts

Removing Plantar Warts

Ever notice a painful, calloused area on your foot? This could be a sign of plantar warts which are caused by a strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Plantar warts can sometimes be difficult to notice because unlike any warts, they often grow inward instead of outward. This means that people may feel an odd [...]

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Understanding the PKU Test

Understanding the PKU Test

Even though a PKU child can seem perfectly healthy for the first few months of life, the lack of a PKU test can lead to irreversible brain damage. Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder that occurs when each parent passes on an abnormal PAH gene to their child. People with only one abnormal gene do [...]

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What is Erdheim-Chester Disease?

What is Erdheim-Chester Disease?

Erdheim-Chester disease is an extremely rare disorder that can affect many different organs of the body. It is typified by an increased production and accumulation of histiocyte cells whose purpose is to fight infection. They penetrate into the loose connective tissue of the body and cause the tissue to become dense, fibrotic and thick. A [...]

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What is Endometrial Ablation?

What is Endometrial Ablation?

An Endometrial ablation procedure is carried out in women who are suffering from irregular and unusual or dysfunctional uterine bleeding. An endometrial ablation destroys (ablates) the endometrium which is the lining of the uterus. A doctor may use a hysteroscope to look at the inside of the uterus. The following methods may be used to [...]

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Erosive Esophagitis

Erosive Esophagitis

Erosive esophagitis is a term that is used to describe any tenderness, swelling or soreness of the esophagus and is a factor in the various types of GERD (gastroesophagael reflux disease). The root of gastroesophagael reflux disease is as a result of an irregular reflux of gastric acids and liquids that go back into the [...]

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Epidural Injections as Pain Relief

Epidural Injections as Pain Relief

Epidural injections are recognized as a fundamental part of the non-surgical pain management in dealing with the pain from a lumbar spine disorder. To treat radicular pain which is described by patients as a shooting, radiating pain which starts at the lower back and travels to the leg, epidural steroid injections may provide relief. This [...]

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Treatment and Prevention of COPD Exacerbation

Treatment and Prevention of COPD Exacerbation

The definition of COPD exacerbation is when the usual path of the disease such as cough, sputum, dyspnea worsen and changes can occur. If there is a change in the COPD symptoms it may that be a change of medication is required. The main causes of COPD exacerbation are air pollution and infection of the [...]

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How much sleep is too much?

How much sleep is too much?

Someone who is suffering from a severe sleep disorder will sleep longer than a person who has, what is considered, an average sleep pattern. Excessive sleeping can increase the chances of accidents, cause health problems and the quality of life is disrupted. Severe sleep disorders include Kleine-Levin syndrome and hypersomnia, A person’s health is affected [...]

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