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Medicine Cabinet Safety: How To Properly Store and Dispose of Medications

Every home has one hidden behind a vanity mirror in the bathroom or in a little-used corner of the kitchen. Medicine cabinets are the repository of prescription and over-the-counter medications, many of which may be past their expiration dates or period of usefulness. Typically left unsecured, the contents of medicine cabinets pose many dangers to…

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Does Increased Job Strain Contribute to Hypertension?

Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension is a medical condition where the body’s arteries have consistent elevated blood pressure. Blood is pumped to the body through the arteries every time the heart beats. Blood pressure is actually the force of blood that is pushed up against the walls of blood vessels. In hypertension, the…

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The Relation Between Smoking and COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic and progressive lung disease that includes bronchitis and emphysema. There is less air flow and breathing is difficult. The loss of elasticity in the lungs, damaged air sac walls, thick airway walls and mucus all block air flow. Early symptoms include a nagging cough, wheezing, chest tightness…

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What Is Neuropathic Pain?

Neuropathic pain is a malfunction in the somatosensory system that arises from a number of disease and idiopathic origins. It is not relieved by traditional painkillers as it is nociceptive pain produced by damage to tissues. There are several kinds of neuropathic pain, including dysethesia, allodynia, primary and secondary hyperalgesia and chronic paresthesia. Neuropathic Pain Prevalence Datamonitor…

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Why You Might Need Vaginal Lubrication

During sexual stimulation, your vagina naturally produces a lubricant to prepare for sexual intercourse. This is designed to reduce the amount of friction that takes place and reduce the potential injuries you might suffer from dry skin on skin sexual interactions. However, there are times where you might suffer from an adhered dryness in your…

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Effects of cold weather on Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis

Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are two lung based diseases that make it extremely difficult for an individual to breathe. Although the primary causes behind the development of emphysema and chronic bronchitis are different, the two have very similar symptoms. Each is considered chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, also known as COPD. Both of the breathing conditions…

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Cardiovascular Disease – Age And Activity

Cardiovascular disease can affect anyone at any age. Many people assume that it is something that only affects the very old or the very obese. The truth of the matter is that the heart is a delicate organ and it can be affected in many ways based upon your diet, your activity and various other…

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Can Diabetes Be A Cause For ED?

Insulite Laboratories reports that nearly 80 percent of men who have diabetes will develop erectile dysfunction (ED). The condition can severely impact the ability of men to maintain a healthy relationship, and ED can cause serious psychological issues if the condition goes untreated. What is Erectile Dysfunction? MedLine Plus explains that ED is a medical condition that…

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Heart attack related diseases – A quick look

After suffering from a heart attack, many doctors will point out the health conditions that might occur due to the situation. However, while not only is the risk of another heart attack greater after the first one, there are other heart attack related diseases you must remain mindful of as well. With all of the…

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Itchy Skin — is this serious?

Itchy skin does not always mean that someone has a serious medical problem. Non-medical itchy skin can be a reaction to environmental conditions such as lengthy exposure to cold or dry air, especially during the winter season. This is also true for people living in a humid climate. These itchy skin situations can be treated…

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