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  • Arthritis is a very painful disease, and is typically a result of the aging process. But it doesn't have to be. There are steps you can take to decrease your chances of getting arthritis, and this article explains how.

    How to Decrease Your Chances of Getting Arthritis

    How to Decrease Your Chances of Getting Arthritis

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC28

  • Pneumonia can be a killer. It is often a serious complications of other medical conditions. What exactly is pneumonia, and is it the same as pleurisy?

    Understanding Pneumonia and Pleurisy

    Understanding Pneumonia and Pleurisy

    by Helen Murphy Howell12

  • Colon bacteria make butyric acid. This acid improves the health of the intestinal lining. It may also reduce inflammation and decrease the risk of colon cancer.

    Butyric Acid, Gut Bacteria, and Colon Health

    Butyric Acid, Gut Bacteria, and Colon Health

    by Linda Crampton20

  • Hair loss for a woman can be devastating. If you are woman facing hair loss, the first step to combating it is to learn about it - the types and causes of hair loss and the myths surrounding it.

    Why Is My Hair Falling Out?

    Why Is My Hair Falling Out?

    by Gemini Fox2

  • Rabies is found throughout the world, caused by lyssavirus that is transmitted through bite wounds. The disease is now treatable, though the success rates vary immensely.

    Rabies in Humans: Symptoms and Treatment

    Rabies in Humans: Symptoms and Treatment

    by Leah Lefler8

  • If you have trouble falling asleep or maintaining a regular sleep pattern, foods with naturally high levels of melatonin can help you without the need for sleep medication.

    Melatonin-Rich Foods to Help You Sleep

    Melatonin-Rich Foods to Help You Sleep

    by Marisa Hammond Olivares53

  • Histamine has important functions but also causes the symptoms of hay fever. It's released from mast cells. Helpful techniques can prevent or reduce hay fever symptoms.

    Histamine, Mast Cells, and Hay Fever Allergies

    Histamine, Mast Cells, and Hay Fever Allergies

    by Linda Crampton20

  • A biphasic sleep pattern is a type of segmented sleep that allows one to gain an extra 2 hours a day!! You could do a lot in 2 hours!!

    Biphasic Sleep Patterns

    Biphasic Sleep Patterns

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC42

  • This article is based on questions I’ve received from readers of my other tinnitus articles. This is a compilation of those questions and my answers.

    Why Does My Tinnitus Get Worse Sometimes?

    Why Does My Tinnitus Get Worse Sometimes?

    by Glenn Stok11

  • Treponema pallidum pertenue is a spirochete bacterium that causes yaws. The disease has made a comback after being almost eradicated. In its most serious form it can cause deformities and disabilities.

    The Yaws Disease and a Spirochete Named Treponema

    The Yaws Disease and a Spirochete Named Treponema

    by Linda Crampton20

  • Tangles of alpha-synuclein fibrils in the brain are a feature of Parkinson's disease. Under some circumstances, the substance also appears in nerves surrounding the gut. Evidence suggests that it can travel from the gut to the brain, where it may cause or contribute to Parkinson's disease.

    The Digestive Tract and Parkinson's Disease: A Possible Link

    The Digestive Tract and Parkinson's Disease: A Possible Link

    by Linda Crampton47

  • Slipping rib syndrome occurs when one of the ribs intermittently slips out of place, thereby stretching the ligaments that support the front and back of the affected rib.

    Slipping Rib Syndrome

    Slipping Rib Syndrome

    by Sree Vani1

  • When the pain of costochondritis flares, it can feel like a heart attack. Once cardiac causes have been ruled out, you are often just given a prescription. Here are other healing treatment options.

    Costochondritis Treatments: Chest Pain Relief

    Costochondritis Treatments: Chest Pain Relief

    by Kymberly Fergusson112

  • Difficulty sleeping spoils your day, undermines relationships, and makes you less effective at work. Many causes of sleep problems relate to your lifestyle. This article explains 13 gentle but effective changes you can make to help you get a good night's sleep and wake refreshed and raring to go.

    13 Gentle but Effective Strategies to Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    13 Gentle but Effective Strategies to Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    by Amanda Littlejohn6

  • Urinary Tract Infections can occur in any person of any age. The one thing they have in common is that they totally suck. Learn at-home-treatment options and ways to prevent future infections.

    What Causes Urinary Tract Infections?

    What Causes Urinary Tract Infections?

    by Kierstin Gunsberg9

  • Our faces can say so much about us—the mood we are in and the emotions we feel. However, look more closely, and it can also reveal something about our physical health.

    How Poor Health Shows on Your Face

    How Poor Health Shows on Your Face

    by Helen Murphy Howell32

  • My cluster headaches created intense pressure on the eye region. This article describes how I managed to get rid of these headaches without the use of medication.

    How I Managed to Cure My Cluster Headache

    How I Managed to Cure My Cluster Headache

    by Irfan5

  • Can fallen arches cause knee pain? Not only that, flat feet affect the entire body structure. Learn how the foot works and practice these simple exercises to cure the painful symptoms of fat feet.

    How to Fix Flat Feet (With Targeted Exercises)

    How to Fix Flat Feet (With Targeted Exercises)

    by Juliette Kando FI Chor28

  • Sleep architecture is the amount of time spent in each sleep cycle. Abnormal architecture may be caused by sleep-disordered breathing, periodic leg movements, or other sleep disorders.

    What Is Sleep Architecture?

    What Is Sleep Architecture?

    by Leah Lefler17

  • Through the years, I have witnessed a few physicians determine the possibility of cancer by using the sense of smell. Cancerous moles exude an olfactory protein that non-cancerous moles do not.

    Can You Detect Skin Cancer by Smell?

    Can You Detect Skin Cancer by Smell?

    by Patty Inglish MS33

  • Death is difficult to accept, and yet it is a part of life that we cannot change. Having a better understanding of the stages of the dying process will help ease the experience for all involved.

    Stages of the Dying Process and What to Expect

    Stages of the Dying Process and What to Expect

    by Sharon Smith150

  • The death of a loved one while sleeping can come as an enormous shock, particularly if the deceased had no known health issues. Some, however, view death while sleeping as the most peaceful way to go.

    Dying in Your Sleep: Possible Causes of Death

    Dying in Your Sleep: Possible Causes of Death

    by Sree Lakshmi88

  • If your body does something unexpected, it's often a sign that something's wrong. One of the things that should never happen is bleeding from the belly button or navel.

    Bleeding From the Belly Button or Navel

    Bleeding From the Belly Button or Navel

    by Sree Vani3

  • Learn the signs and symptoms of diabetes, then ask your doctor for a simple blood test to determine if you have the disease

    The Early Warning Signs of Diabetes

    The Early Warning Signs of Diabetes

    by Stephanie Hicks92

  • Recovery from a pulmonary embolism takes a lot of time. Lung damage from blood clots is very serious. Based on my own experience with this condition, I will share what to expect during your recovery.

    What to Expect During Pulmonary Embolism Recovery

    What to Expect During Pulmonary Embolism Recovery

    by Lena Welch748

  • Chronic hives are a result of an underlying disease condition. My experience is with acute hives, which results from an allergic reaction that may occur only once in a lifetime.

    Chronic Hives and Angioedema Survey

    Chronic Hives and Angioedema Survey

    by John R Wilsdon12

  • In this article, common causes of high LDL cholesterol are discussed, and suggestions for improving cholesterol levels are given in the conclusion.

    What Causes High LDL  (Bad Cholesterol)?

    What Causes High LDL (Bad Cholesterol)?

    by Simon Lam4

  • Biotech companies are striving to find new cancer treatments using immune therapies and targeted biologics. New detection and screening tests are also under development to diagnose patients earlier.

    Cancer Treatment & Biotechnology

    Cancer Treatment & Biotechnology

    by Leah Lefler14

  • Having a sore throat at night is a problem that many people have. Sometimes, the problem fades away by daytime prompting individuals to shrug it off. Here are the possible causes of the condition.

    Sore Throat at Night: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    Sore Throat at Night: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    by Sree Lakshmi16

  • Worms in humans are common, even in developed nations. They take a toll on a person's health, and cause horrific disfigurations and disease. Let's take a look at the most common of these parasites.

    The Most Common Worms in Humans

    The Most Common Worms in Humans

    by Gable Rhoads15

  • Most of us don't drink enough water which leaves us dehydrated and damages our health. Learn about the benefits of drinking more water as well as the easiest way to increase the amount of water you drink every day.

    A Fun and Easy Solution to Drink More Water

    A Fun and Easy Solution to Drink More Water

    by Darleen Barnard0

  • Sickled feet are considered as the bane in any form of dancing. It is also a problem of many athletes as well. Well there is that and rolling, which make two of the biggest issues out there. However, it should be noted that sickling of the feet when performing is a bit harder to get rid of.

    Sickled Feet: Quick Fixes, Causes, Symptoms, Correction, Prevention and Tips

    Sickled Feet: Quick Fixes, Causes, Symptoms, Correction, Prevention and Tips

    by Sree Vani2

  • In light of the U.S. government’s relaxation of rules surrounding the use of asbestos, now is a good time to look at the health concerns of this mineral.

    The Dangers of Asbestos

    The Dangers of Asbestos

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • Vitiligo is a skin disorder involving loss of melanin, the pigment that colors skin. It's most likely an autoimmune condition. A variety of potentially helpful treatments are available.

    Vitiligo: Skin Pigment Loss and Possible Treatments

    Vitiligo: Skin Pigment Loss and Possible Treatments

    by Linda Crampton32

  • Tons of easy, fun, and successful breast cancer fundraising ideas that allow you to simplify your group's fundraiser planning and get down to the business of raising money for charity.

    Breast Cancer Fundraising Ideas That Really Work

    Breast Cancer Fundraising Ideas That Really Work

    by Melanie Palen36

  • Nearly 1,500 in Ohio need healthy lung transplants annually, but there are not enough donor lungs for them all. That changes now, because a leading university hospital can fix damaged lungs fast.

    Damaged Lungs Can Be Repaired in Four Hours

    Damaged Lungs Can Be Repaired in Four Hours

    by Patty Inglish MS32

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