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What is Acute Bronchitis

Bronchitis is a medical condition that affects the bronchial tubes. These tubes are passageways that bring air to the lungs. With acute bronchitis, the lining of the tubes is inflamed. Acute bronchitis is a common disease, and often starts with a cold. Acute bronchitis often improves in several days without medical attention. Symptoms The most common symptom…

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Causes of Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness occurs when the production of estrogen is reduced, typically during menopause. As women age, the levels of estrogen drop until the body is no longer able to manufacture it in sufficient amounts. During that time, a typical female experiences gradual increase in vaginal dryness. The symptom may be caused by a variety of reasons,…

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Why Planet Drugs Direct Doesn’t Advertise

In this current age of Internet advertising, Planet Drugs Direct is an interesting case study. Growing by leaps and bounds since its start in 2001, this online pharmacy makes it simple to purchase prescription drugs over the Internet. Even though the company rarely advertises, over 400,000 customers both new and old continue to flock to…

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Difference Between Acute Pain and Chronic Pain

Pain is the standard reaction of the nervous system in most animals, including humans, to stimuli that may cause actual or perceived harm to the body. When a person feels pain, it is an indicator that something is wrong and corrective action should be taken at the earliest possible opportunity. Everyone experiences pain at some…

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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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