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  • 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 Inglish33

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

    Vitiligo: Skin Pigment Loss and Treatment

    Vitiligo: Skin Pigment Loss and Treatment

    by Linda Crampton30

  • 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 Lakshmi89

  • 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

  • The Black Death, or bubonic plague, did not die with its victims all those centuries ago. It is alive and killing right here in the 21st century!

    The Black Death in the 21st Century

    The Black Death in the 21st Century

    by Helen Murphy Howell33

  • 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

  • Fibromyalgia sufferers are expected by many to be as productive as healthy people, despite dealing with constant pain and mental fogginess. Productivity tips for fibromites.

    How to Get Things Done With Fibromyalgia

    How to Get Things Done With Fibromyalgia

    by Kymberly Fergusson13

  • Pareidolia is a condition in which one perceives familiar patterns in inanimate objects. One of the most common examples is seeing faces. This is known as facial pareidolia.

    Face It: You Just Might Have Pareidolia

    Face It: You Just Might Have Pareidolia

    by Stephen Barnes11

  • Lower back pain affects more than 80% of people at some point in their lives. It hurts to sit, walk, and lie in bed. These natural treatments are effective and can be done easily in your own home.

    Sciatic Pain—Natural Treatments & Home Remedies

    Sciatic Pain—Natural Treatments & Home Remedies

    by Kymberly Fergusson120

  • Here are the natural and medicinal treatments that I use to control my psoriasis. Everyone is different; they may or may not work for you. Speak with your doctor before trying any new treatment.

    Living With Psoriasis and How to Treat It

    Living With Psoriasis and How to Treat It

    by Ritchie Hicks0

  • My ‘journey’ health wise culminates in colostomy surgery! Prior to that time my life was filled with emotional ups and downs, and at the end of it all I had to wear a colostomy bag? . . . Oh heck!

    Colostomy After a Hysterectomy - My Story

    Colostomy After a Hysterectomy - My Story

    by Alobeda2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Crampton16

  • McKenzie Method exercises and stretches are a great way to combat lower back pain from bulging/herniated discs and compressed sciatic nerves.

    McKenzie Exercises to Reduce Back Pain

    McKenzie Exercises to Reduce Back Pain

    by Kymberly Fergusson17

  • The following guide will attempt to address all the main concerns contributing to sleep deprivation with tips on improving your sleep hygiene.

    9 Best Ways for Fighting Insomnia

    9 Best Ways for Fighting Insomnia

    by Behzad Azargoshasb0

  • 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

  • What are some of the most common reasons for not taking thyroid medication? There are many reasons why you might avoid taking medication, but of course there are many important benefits, as well.

    Taking My Thyroid Medication: Benefits and Concerns

    Taking My Thyroid Medication: Benefits and Concerns

    by Boo McCourt165

  • 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 Gunsberg5

  • Jaundice is characterized by yellow skin due to excess bilirubin in the body, or hyperbilirubinemia. The color may indicate the presence of a major health problem.

    Causes of Jaundice and a High Bilirubin Level

    Causes of Jaundice and a High Bilirubin Level

    by Linda Crampton6

  • It can be difficult to exercise with costochondritis—chest wall pain. Find out which movements to avoid and which stretches and exercises will help!

    Costochondritis and Exercise

    Costochondritis and Exercise

    by Kymberly Fergusson47

  • If you've recently had a colostomy, you may have a lot of questions about food and eating. As a fellow ostomate, here are my tips how to approach your diet.

    Diet and Food Tips for Colostomy Patients

    Diet and Food Tips for Colostomy Patients

    by Alobeda0

  • Chronic back pain, stiff neck, frozen shoulders, and all posture-related pains can be prevented and cured with simple gravity inversion.

    Why Hanging Upside Down Is Good for You

    Why Hanging Upside Down Is Good for You

    by Juliette Kando FI Chor35

  • 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 Smith146

  • Some of us do not feel comfortable hearing the cracking and popping that occur when being adjusted by a regular chiropractor. Alternative chiropractic services offer a much gentler technique.

    Alternative Chiropractic Care: The Activator Tool

    Alternative Chiropractic Care: The Activator Tool

    by Susan Holland56

  • Cystitis is a painful illness, but there are a few self-help ideas that you can try. Based on my experience, these remedies will work relatively quickly, as long as you follow these instructions.

    The Quickest Way to Get Rid of Cystitis Symptoms

    The Quickest Way to Get Rid of Cystitis Symptoms

    by Nell Rose103

  • My wife was astonished by the migraine fore-warnings. Here are explanations for the physiological symptoms of migraine based on her reports. Confusion over symptoms can cause much anxiety.

    Migraine Headache Symptoms Explained

    Migraine Headache Symptoms Explained

    by John R Wilsdon8

  • Some people don't believe fibromyalgia exists, but patients with this painful condition certainly do. Learn about why it is so hard to diagnose, symptoms, and the current treatment options.

    Is Fibromyalgia Real? The Grey Area of FMS

    Is Fibromyalgia Real? The Grey Area of FMS

    by Shannon Perry2

  • 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

  • Acid reflux disease is the result of a variety of genetic, age-related, and environmental factors. Some are controllable and some are not.

    How Do You Get Acid Reflux Disease?

    How Do You Get Acid Reflux Disease?

    by Scott Bateman13

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