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How Does the Blood Clot?

Simply put, a blood clot is what keeps you from continuing to bleed – and lose blood – if you happen to suffer a cut by providing a buffer between the blood vessels and the outside world. However, clots can also be formed inside of the body, and these have the potential to cause serious…

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Don’t Fall Prey to Autumn Allergies!

People with spring and summer allergies breathe sighs of relief as the seasons change, but fall brings misery to others. After flowers and sunshine are replaced with falling leaves, annoying bouts of sneezing, coughing, runny nose and watery, itchy eyes plague fall allergy sufferers. Fortunately, if you’re aware of common fall allergens, and learn…

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

The vast majority of American diabetics — according to some figures, as many as 95 percent — have type 2 diabetes. However, a combination of medical misinformation and dietary trends makes it difficult for most people to truly understand their risks, let alone reduce them. What is type 2 diabetes, and what causes it? Diabetes is a…

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Protect Your Breasts – Men Get Breast Cancer Too!

Although breast cancer is frequently thought of as a woman’s issue, it can also affect men. Breast cancer is a unique type of cancer that begins in the breast tissue. Since men, just like women have breast tissue, they too are susceptible to the disease. Know the Risks One of the most alarming factors about breast cancer…

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How to Recognize the Signs of a Heart Attack

Heart attacks are among the most serious medical emergencies a person can expect to experience in their lifetime. Also known as a myocardial infarction, a heart attack occurs when a coronary artery supplying oxygenated blood to the heart muscle itself becomes suddenly blocked. These coronary blockages are typically caused by blood clots formed in response…

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A Lump Could Save Your Life: Breast Self-Examination

A lump could save your life, but it can only do so if it’s found. Enter the breast self-examination: By acquainting yourself with your breasts through a regular BSE, you get a feel for what’s supposed to be there and what isn’t. In fact, when it comes to breast cancer, over 20% of the…

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Psoriasis: Catch the Signs Red-Handed

Psoriasis, a condition that causes skin cells to grow and accumulate faster than they can be shed, affects over 7.5 million people in the U.S. Normally, it takes a month for skin cells to grow, move to the skin’s outermost surface and become sloughed away. In people with psoriasis, the process of growth and rising…

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How Does Plaque Form on The Artery Walls

Atherosclerosis is the buildup of plaque in the arteries that may begin as early as childhood and continue progressively without outward symptoms. Plaque is mainly LDL cholesterol combined with other fatty substances, calcium, fibrin and cellular waste products. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the prevalence of atherosclerosis is 1 in 58 people in…

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Post ED Diagnosis – What’s Next

Erectile dysfunction has the potential to impact a man’s quality of life. The first step to treating the condition is getting a proper diagnosis, but what can men do after they have been diagnosed? Knowing where to start after being diagnosed allows men to begin regaining quality of life by reversing the effects of ED. Treatment…

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A Guide to Stroke Prevention

Each year, approximately 425,000 women will have a stroke – and this is approximately 55,000 more than men will have. Age does make a person more susceptible and so does a close family relative that has had a stroke in the past. There’s no way of reversing the years or changing family history, but there…

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