health--medical

  • What Do Nasty Nails Mean?

    When it comes to your health, you may have longed for an early warning system: something to alert you to possible medical conditions that you need to have treated. To some degree, you do have such a system. The health of your fingernails and toenails often lets your know that you have a health problem. If you pay attention to them, they can let you know when a doctor's visit is necessary.
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  • Answering A Few Questions You May Have About Arthritis

    Arthritis can be a common problem for individuals to develop as they age. However, there are many people that may not have much experience when it comes to this condition, which can make it difficult for them to evaluate their treatment options. If you are suspecting that you are developing arthritis, you may benefit from having a few commonly asked questions addressed. What Causes Patients To Develop Arthritis? Arthritis is a degenerative condition that is caused by damage to the cartilage between the joints.
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  • Here's How To Watch TV When You Have Neck Pain

    Watching TV is a pleasant way to unwind during the evening, whether you're watching a comedy with your significant other or following your favorite professional sports team. If you have neck pain, however, you have to be extremely careful about how you position yourself to avoid worsening the pain. Making your neck sorer in the evening can be majorly problematic; if you're in discomfort, you'll have trouble sleeping and could find yourself tossing and turning — which will only further exacerbate the pain.
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  • Routine Diabetic Foot Care By A Podiatrist Prevents Ulcer Formation That Can Lead To Amputation Of Your Foot

    Who would think that a simple scratch or a cut on your foot can cause you to lose a toe or have your foot amputated in the long run? Well, if you are a diabetic, this can happen to you. When you have diabetic neuropathy, which is nerve injury, an untended wound can become infected. You're not aware of the infection because neuropathy destroys nerve sensation in your feet. Uncontrolled blood sugar and poor blood flow resulting from a lack of oxygen also fuels the infection.
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  • 3 Ways To Minimize The Distastefulness Of Oil Pulling

    Oil pulling, or swishing oil, is one way to clean your teeth. As the oil comes in contact with the different surfaces inside the mouth, it traps oral bacteria. When the oil is released from the mouth, the bacteria are released with it. The longer you swish the oil about your mouth, the more oral bacteria are trapped. Due to the liquid nature of the oil, it is able to effectively reach crevices and tight spaces that are difficult for a toothbrush or dental floss to access.
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  • The Risk Factors And Early Warning Signs Of Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins can be painful, embarrassing, and unsightly. As such, nobody likes to think about the possibility of developing them. However, it is something you should think about and be on the lookout for because, if caught early enough, there are treatments available that can help to lessen or even get rid of varicose veins entirely. And, the sooner you seek out these varicose veins treatments, the more likely they are to be effective.
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  • How Your Diet And Health May Be Affecting Your Psoriasis

    Living with psoriasis can be painful, uncomfortable, and embarrassing; however, there are ways to reduce the common symptoms this skin disorder causes. Many people turn to medications and ointments for help, but what you may not realize is that your weight could be causing your symptoms to worsen. Losing weight and keeping your body at an average weight might actually help your psoriasis symptoms go away or at least lessen.
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  • 4 Things You Need To Know About Halo Moles

    Normal moles tend to look the same over time, but in some cases, they can evolve and become halo moles. Here are four things you need to know about halo moles. What are the signs of halo moles? Halo moles aren't usually painful, so you'll need to do a visual inspection of your skin to notice their presence. If you develop halo moles, you'll notice that one or more of your existing moles has developed a depigmented (lighter than the rest of your skin) ring of tissue around it.
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  • Finding Success With A Family-Owned Pharmacy

    Patients today are looking for more personalized service when it comes to their doctors as well as their pharmacists. Technology has taken away the more personal side of medicine, so smaller, family-owned pharmacies make a great alternative for people who are looking for a business that cares about them and their well-being. If you already own a small family pharmacy, or if you've considered starting your own, here are a few tips to help you become successful.
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  • 3 Potential Causes Of Painful Gingival Lesions

    Gingival lesions are open, blister-like sores that form on the soft tissue of your gums due to an underlying medical issue. The lesions can cause discomfort and threaten the health of the nearby teeth. Call your dentist as soon as gingival lesions for proper diagnosis and immediate treatment as at least one of the causes can prove fatal without intervention. What are a few of the potential causes of gingival lesions – and how can your dentist help?
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