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Congestive Heart Failure: Symptoms, Causes, and Management

Did you know that the incidence of congestive heart failure has been progressively rising during the past decade? According to the American Heart Association, approximately five million Americans have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF). More than 500,000 new cases are diagnosed annually in the United States alone. Due to the increasing number of …

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On to the Other Side: What to Do After Surviving a Cardiac Event

A cardiac event is one of the few bad deals in life that you can undo. Not that you can return your heart to its healthiest shape, but you can prevent it from happening again. Not that you’ll have anything in your mind when you get to the other side of life after surviving a …

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What All Homeowners Need to Know About Cockroaches and Asthma

The allergen that might be triggering your allergy symptoms or asthma might be living somewhere in your house unbeknownst to you. It isn’t dust or fragrant and harsh cleaning products, but something more sinister — it also has six legs. Yes, you guessed it, cockroaches — particularly their droppings, skin, and saliva. Gross, but true. …

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Caring For Ageing Parents: Should You Do It Yourself?

Caring for elderly parents is a responsibility that the majority of people will have at one point in their lives. Just as they cared for you in your childhood, your parents will very possibly need your guidance and support once they reach the latter part of their lives and face the potential issues that come …

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What You Really Need to Know About Warts

Humans have been getting warts for thousands of years now. Warts are basically bumps on the skin that are raised and caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). While they are not really harmful, they are contagious, sometimes embarrassing, and downright unsightly. In some cases, warts can also be extremely painful. Different Kinds of Warts There are …

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On a New Skincare Routine: Is Your Skin Purging or Breaking Out?

Not all people love the idea of change, especially when it comes to skincare routines. Everyone knows well that the first days of a new regimen can be quite unpleasant. Sometimes, people forget one crucial step, messing up the whole routine. Other times, they don’t see the results soon enough that it kind of gets …

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Lesser Known Facts Surrounding Eating Disorders

When it comes to eating disorders, people have conflicting perceptions surrounding the condition. Although it has been around for quite some time, there is a stigma attached to this mental illness. Physicians need to set the record straight and give their patients and their family the facts. There’s been a positive global movement to treat …

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The Real Score on Sugar: Natural vs. Added Sugar

If you don’t know by now, there are tons of evidence that a diet high in sugar comes with extremely harmful health risks. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you should banish all sugar in your diet because it’s bad for your body. Put simply, there’s bad sugar and then there’s good sugar. For example, …

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Dental Anesthesia: Which Medication Works for Which Procedure?

Trips to the dentist are different for everyone. You might have gone in the past to have your teeth taken out. And you might recall your dentist giving you a dose of anesthesia before the surgery to dull the pain. The anesthesia he gave you is one of many anesthetic medications for oral surgeries. You …

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