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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Crampton18

  • Do you know, or suspect someone has sleep apnea; maybe even yourself? This is a condition that not only affects your sleep, but it contributes to many other life-threatening disorders. I know personally what it can do because I have it.

    Sleep Apnea: Do You Have It? Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

    Sleep Apnea: Do You Have It? Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

    by Gerry Glenn Jones2

  • When we lose a loved one, sometimes we get stuck blaming ourselves for things that were not our fault.

    Second-Guessing Grief

    Second-Guessing Grief

    by Carolyn Fields10

  • I had carpal tunnel surgery by a hand specialist. Later my primary physician found compressed discs in my neck. He said that may have been causing my hand to get numb and I may never have had a carpal tunnel issue.

    My Story of Misdiagnosed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    My Story of Misdiagnosed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    by Glenn Stok17

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 S Bateman13

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome is a rare but serious, sometimes deadly, respiratory disease that has been found mostly in rural areas of the western U.S. The disease is caused by a hantavirus that is carried by rodents and passed on to humans through infected rodent body fluids and droppings.

    Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome: What You Need to Know

    Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome: What You Need to Know

    by Liz Hardin2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Alobeda2

  • 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

  • When your spouse passes away, you may experience broken heart syndrome, which puts you, as the grieving mate, at a higher risk for cardiovascular events. Tips for the bereaved spouse along with suggestions for family and friends to help get through the grieving process are included.

    What Is Broken Heart Syndrome?

    What Is Broken Heart Syndrome?

    by Pamela Oglesby11

  • Lupus is a unique, sometimes deadly auto-immune that presents differently for everyone. This article focuses on the many ways that lupus can manifest in each individual and provides patient insight into this disease.

    The Many Faces of Lupus

    The Many Faces of Lupus

    by Shannon Perry1

  • 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 Rose105

  • If you have pets in your house that are often scratching their ears, chances are that they have an ear mite infestation. Learn how to remedy this situation.

    How to Remedy Ear Mites in Pets

    How to Remedy Ear Mites in Pets

    by Sree Vani1

  • 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

  • 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

  • Eczema is a distressing condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. It afflicts children and adults alike.

    What Is Eczema and How Do I Treat It?

    What Is Eczema and How Do I Treat It?

    by Eugene Brennan10

  • 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

  • Doctors and other professionals advise against popping cold sores—and for good reason—but the temptation will always be there. Learn how it worked for me and how to do it safely.

    Can You Pop a Cold Sore? My Experience

    Can You Pop a Cold Sore? My Experience

    by crissytsu140

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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