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Dr. Google: The Inaccuracy in Search Engine Diagnosis

Today, we live in a world of cyberchondria. Unfortunately, many people use search engines like Google to check for what illness could be causing them to feel funny. This over-reliance on the Internet to provide accurate information for medical problems has caused global cyberchondria. So, how many Internet users are using search engines to self-diagnose? […]

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New Study Ties More Diseases to Smoking

Lung cancer has a well-known link to smoking, but recent studies suggest that tobacco use is linked to many more diseases and conditions. An estimated 480,000 deaths occur in the United States each year due to lung cancer, heart disease and other related conditions. Estimates show that an additional 60,000 to 12,000 deaths occur each […]

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Venous Thromboembolism – No, That’s Not a Fancy Move on the Basketball Courts

Venous thromboembolism, or VTE, is a condition in which blood clots form in veins that are deep inside the body. It most commonly affects the large veins in the thighs and lower legs, but it can develop elsewhere too. More than 1 million cases are estimated to occur in the U.S. each year. Of that […]

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Blood Clots – Recognize the Symptoms

There are many complex mechanisms in our bodies. One of them is the body’s ability to form blood clots. Although in many cases beneficial, blood clots can also create an array of serious health issues. Blood is in constant motion as the heart pumps it to all different organs and cells of the human system. […]

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Know Your Family History

Having a close family member with a specific illness may suggest that you may carry certain genes and you may be at risk as well. Knowing your family history is one of the most important factors in knowing how to prevent or reduce that risk. All family members can benefit from the same knowledge, and […]

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Immunotherapy Drug: A New Hope For Diabetes?

Immunotherapy, also called biotherapy, is a treatment focused on raising body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. The concept of this treatment is based on using the cells produced by the body to restore and improve immune system functions. The ultimate goal is to stop the cancer cells from spreading into the other parts of the […]

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Do You Feel the Squeeze at Your Job? So Might Your Heart!

If you take your job home with you, you could be putting your health at risk. Many people work in places that are stressful or just plain inhospitable. Your boss might be too demanding, your co-workers might be overbearing backstabbers or you might be in the wrong line of work. It’s obvious that workplace stress […]

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National Oral Health Month – What You Need To Know

The month of April celebrates National Oral Health. People seldom think of their mouth when they consider their overall health; however, the mouth can cause health problems if a person has poor dental hygiene, and it can be an indicator that a person has poor health. For instance, cavities and gum disease can be a […]

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Can Yoga Decrease Your Heart Disease Risk?

Yoga is an Appropriate Exercise for Everyone Many individuals are concerned about developing heart disease while aging, making it impossible to live life to its fullest. While exercise is an important way to reduce the risks of having cardiac conditions, intense sports are often too difficult for individuals with mobility issues such as stiff joints […]

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Midlife Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems Later On?

About 100 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with diabetes, and medical experts say that the aging population will add to the total number of those with this serious metabolic disorder. New research is uncovering the effects of diabetes and how it causes other health problems. A recent study on diabetes and memory suggests the […]

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