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  • After having carpel tunnel surgery by a hand specialist, my primary doctor found I had compressed discs in my neck that may have been the cause of my hand becoming numb. He said I may never have had a carpel tunnel issue.

    My Story of Misdiagnosed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    My Story of Misdiagnosed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    by Glenn Stok13

  • 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 Gunsberg7

  • 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

  • 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

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  • Did you know that up to 80% of Americans have a magnesium deficiency? Coincidentally, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes are reaching epidemic levels in the United States. Is there a correlation between magnesium deficiency and diabetes?

    Magnesium Deficiency and Type 2 Diabetes

    Magnesium Deficiency and Type 2 Diabetes

    by Darlene Norris0

  • 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

  • This is the story of how my husband and I dealt with his colostomy, colostomy bag, stoma care, and several surgeries. I have included personal photos and informative videos, as well.

    Colostomy and Colostomy Bag: Our Experience

    Colostomy and Colostomy Bag: Our Experience

    by Holle Abee15

  • 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

  • A stroke can be debilitating. Emotional support may be available for close family, but friends who come to visit the patient may be unprepared. It is difficult to know what to say or do when visiting a friend who has had a stroke. Here are some ways to cope.

    Visiting a Friend After a Stroke

    Visiting a Friend After a Stroke

    by Beth Eaglescliffe1

  • Did you just wake up to the room spinning? Do you find yourself suddenly dizzy while driving or perusing the grocery aisles? Here are some reasons you might have the spins.

    What Can It Mean if You Get Randomly Dizzy?

    What Can It Mean if You Get Randomly Dizzy?

    by Kate Stroud0

  • 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

  • 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

  • Acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, which is made up of the sebaceous gland, hair, and hair follicle. Today, almost all types of acne and acne scars are treatable if correctly recognized.

    Acne: Causes, General Care, and Treatment

    Acne: Causes, General Care, and Treatment

    by Sherry Haynes0

  • 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

  • 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 Barnes13

  • My body has been troubled for decades, finally culminating in having a colostomy surgical procedure. The emotional ups and downs prior to this, and I still ended up wearing a colostomy bag? It was a sad time of my life, until...

    Colostomy Surgery One Week After a Hysterectomy (My Story)

    Colostomy Surgery One Week After a Hysterectomy (My Story)

    by Alobeda2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 best shoes for plantar fasciitis offer good arch support and motion control for your foot. I've compiled recommendations that can help with heel pain as well as a torn or inflamed plantar fascia.

    Shoes That Work for Plantar Fasciitis

    Shoes That Work for Plantar Fasciitis

    by Chris Telden246

  • 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

  • Whether having pets as an infant causes or prevents childhood asthma has long been debated. Some research has shown that owning pets early on can reduce sensitivity to allergens, but experts have not reached a consensus.

    Can Having Pets Prevent Asthma?

    Can Having Pets Prevent Asthma?

    by Lucy Aslan0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • You no longer need to endure the embarrassment of cold sores. From effective first aid to long-term prevention, modern developments have transformed life for cold sore sufferers.

    How to Beat Cold Sores

    How to Beat Cold Sores

    by Kate Swanson21

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • With over 8 million people working shift work, the mental and physical effects are astounding. Whether this is you, or someone you know, there are important things you need to know.

    The Truth About Shift Work

    The Truth About Shift Work

    by April Sutphen0

  • Tips for living with dizziness and inner ear disorders. These are the techniques I use to reduce my symptoms and get on with my life.

    Eight Ways to Cope When You're Dizzy

    Eight Ways to Cope When You're Dizzy

    by Kim Kennedy33

  • 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

  • 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

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