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  • Do you plan to get this vaccination? How long should you wait? What might happen if you don't get it? What are the risks of the vaccine, and is it worth the trouble? Learn all about it here!

    Shingles Vaccination - Get Yours Now!

    Shingles Vaccination - Get Yours Now!

    by Jackie Lynnley62

  • Written by someone who knows sciatic pain inside and out, this article takes a detailed look at the range of medications available to treat this condition.

    Medications for Sciatic Pain

    Medications for Sciatic Pain

    by Kymberly Fergusson34

  • 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

  • Nasal folliculitis, or nasal vestibulitis, is caused by a buildup of oil and/or dead skin cells. This leads to the pores getting infected by staph which can lead to a painful and maddening pimple.

    Nasal Folliculitis: Causes and Treatment

    Nasal Folliculitis: Causes and Treatment

    by John R Wilsdon0

  • An ear abscess (medical name - mastoiditis) is a dangerous infection of the skull, provoked by bacteria in the ear. It primarily affects toddlers and infants, although in rare occasions older individuals may be susceptible. The cause is always the...

    Ear Abscess: Everything You Need to Know

    Ear Abscess: Everything You Need to Know

    by piplaw lm6

  • Sciatica-related lower back pain is caused by an inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the spinal cord through the hip area and down the back of each leg.

    Sciatica Pain Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    Sciatica Pain Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    by Kelly W. Patterson41

  • 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

  • This article discusses the causes of excessive flatulence and the key methods to prevent and treat it.

    Causes of Excessive Flatulence

    Causes of Excessive Flatulence

    by Edmund Custers2

  • Caring for a Bartholin gland that has developed a cyst does not need to be an arduous or painful process. Learning to recognize your early indicators is important and will aid you more than anything else on your road to recovery. It is important to...

    Caring for a Bartholin Cyst

    Caring for a Bartholin Cyst

    by Stitchbug66

  • If you're reading this, chances are you have Burning Mouth Syndrome, or I've perked your interest. It is a syndrome that has no exact answers.

    Burning Mouth Syndrome (Yes, It's Real)

    Burning Mouth Syndrome (Yes, It's Real)

    by twocupswithtee14

  • Adult Sensory Processing Disorder (ASPD) is a relatively new category of sensory disease, although the problem itself is far from new.

    Adult Sensory Processing Disorder

    Adult Sensory Processing Disorder

    by Marye Audet54

  • Psoriasis is a chronic and recurring inflammatory condition of the skin. It has been linked to an increased incidence of obesity, heart disease, and strokes.

    Psoriasis, Obesity, and Heart Disease

    Psoriasis, Obesity, and Heart Disease

    by Linda Crampton20

  • Stubbing your toe or catching a fingernail can cause a blood blister to form under the skin. Relieving the pressure is a simple and painless procedure that can prevent complications from occurring.

    How to Treat a Blood Blister Under the Nail

    How to Treat a Blood Blister Under the Nail

    by Bobby4

  • Have bloating or gas in the afternoon or evening? Here's how to diagnose the source of the problem; the culprit is usually something you ate for breakfast or lunch.

    Afternoon and Evening Bloating and Gas

    Afternoon and Evening Bloating and Gas

    by Jason Menayan14

  • Ingrown toenails can be painful and debilitating, but surgery to remove the toenail is no fun, either. You may be able to avoid surgery with these tips.

    How to Avoid Ingrown Toenail Surgery

    How to Avoid Ingrown Toenail Surgery

    by Sondra Rochelle2

  • Diet is a huge factor in managing and treating gout. Based on my own experience and research, here is a list of eight foods to avoid.

    8 Foods to Avoid With Gout

    8 Foods to Avoid With Gout

    by tbfrascone63

  • I have MGUS—monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance. Never heard of it? Neither had I until it was discovered on a routine blood test.

    MGUS: Living With a Time Bomb

    MGUS: Living With a Time Bomb

    by Holle Abee213

  • Gout is a form of arthritis that usually attacks the foot—and can be extremely painful. This article examines the day-by-day symptoms of a gout attack for the first week.

    My First Week of Gout Pain and How I Treated It

    My First Week of Gout Pain and How I Treated It

    by Charlie Claywell4

  • Listed here are some of the foods you can't eat with Diverticulitis that you can use as a reference or as a starting point for more research. Diverticulitis is swelling of an abnormal pouch in the intestinal wall. Most of these pouches are...

    Foods You Can't Eat With Diverticulitis

    Foods You Can't Eat With Diverticulitis

    by healthhubs97

  • It might be that you find yourself dropping things without, seemingly, any reason. The objects you are dropping might not even be heavy or in any way difficult to handle: You pull a fork out of the drawer and it mysteriously slips out of your hand,...

    Why Do I Keep Dropping Things?

    Why Do I Keep Dropping Things?

    by Nathan Bernardo19

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Hicks91

  • Have you ever wondered why you have such an itchy buttocks? Well, there are various reasons for a case of itchy buttocks, most of which are no big deal. You can breathe a sigh of relief now.

    Symptoms and Causes of an Itchy Buttocks

    Symptoms and Causes of an Itchy Buttocks

    by Nicole Canfield0

  • To determine whether your body is processing sugar properly, you need to know what normal blood sugar levels are, especially if you have a metabolic disorder like diabetes.

    What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels?

    What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels?

    by Edmund Custers3

  • Ringworm isn't a worm at all; it's a fungal infection that is not only contagious but also embarrassing. I tried a succession of treatments over a 3-month period before I finally got rid of the rash.

    How to Get Rid of Ringworm

    How to Get Rid of Ringworm

    by Robert T Gasperson64

  • 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

  • When there is difficulty moving, clenching, or opening the jaw, there could be a lump under the jawline. A discussion of the possible causes, treatments, and when to seek help.

    Lump Under the Jawline

    Lump Under the Jawline

    by Sree Vani1

  • 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

  • Tons of easy, fun, and successful breast cancer fundraising ideas that allow you to simplify your group's fundraiser planning and get down to the business of raising money for charity.

    Breast Cancer Fundraising Ideas That Really Work

    Breast Cancer Fundraising Ideas That Really Work

    by Melanie Palen36

  • Staph infection is caused by a bacterium that has evolved to resist many of our current antibiotics. Though many infections are minor, some can cause serious damage or even death.

    Staph Infection and MRSA: Symptoms and Treatment

    Staph Infection and MRSA: Symptoms and Treatment

    by Whitney174

  • A hip labral tear is a painful condition that may require arthroscopic surgery to repair. The cause may be traumatic or spontaneous.

    Hip Labral Tear

    Hip Labral Tear

    by Mickmc3

  • 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

  • I had a herniated disc in 2008 (L5-S1) and suffered for 5 grueling months of different treatments before I got surgery. Here I explore those options I tried; many others share their experiences in the comments.

    Herniated Disc - Treatment Options

    Herniated Disc - Treatment Options

    by Jason Menayan101

  • 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

  • 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 Telden245

  • A community of artists have popped up on YouTube to promote sleep and relaxation using ASMR, a tingling sensation caused by soft speaking and slow movements. These are my favorite ASMR channels.

    My Top 15 Favorite ASMR Artists

    My Top 15 Favorite ASMR Artists

    by Laura Smith9

  • If your body does something unexpected, it's often a sign that something's wrong. One of the things that should never happen is bleeding from the belly button or navel.

    Bleeding From the Belly Button or Navel

    Bleeding From the Belly Button or Navel

    by Sree Vani1

  • Lemons are not the miracle cure for diabetes—but they may offer some surprising benefits that could be helpful to diabetics.

    Lemon and Diabetes

    Lemon and Diabetes

    by Mary Craig62

  • Pinworms are parasites that live in the intestine. Sometimes they try to exit through the anus and cause an uncomfortable and embarrassing itch. Here's how to get rid of the worms and the itch.

    How to Get Rid of Pinworms and Itchy Anus

    How to Get Rid of Pinworms and Itchy Anus

    by JamieRiderBush111

  • A pelvic hematoma can occur when there is serious trauma to the pelvic region. A hematoma in this region is a very serious condition that normally requires surgery.

    Identifying and Treating a Pelvic Hematoma

    Identifying and Treating a Pelvic Hematoma

    by Bobby0

  • 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

  • My cluster headaches created intense pressure on the eye region. This article describes how I managed to get rid of these headaches without the use of medication.

    How I Managed to Cure My Cluster Headache

    How I Managed to Cure My Cluster Headache

    by Irfan1

  • 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

  • There’s nothing more annoying and exhausting than insomnia. Although there are tons of medicines that promise to help you sleep better, why not fuel your body with the natural sleep-promoting foods?

    10 Miraculous Foods That Cure Insomnia

    10 Miraculous Foods That Cure Insomnia

    by Haider1

  • 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

  • Nothing is worse than chronic eczema that just won't go away, especially if your child suffers from it, too. My son and I have tried every remedy under the sun, and this one is definitely the best!

    The Cream That Finally Made Our Eczema Go Away

    The Cream That Finally Made Our Eczema Go Away

    by Nikki Schilling15

  • While relatively uncommon, an avocado allergy can cause a variety of symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening. Here are some facts about this type of allergy.

    Avocado Allergy Symptoms

    Avocado Allergy Symptoms

    by carolynkaye11

  • Sort out your itchy, flaky scalp! Find out what causes this condition and how to relieve the symptoms. You may need to evaluate your hair products as well as your diet.

    Why Is My Scalp Dry and Flaky?

    Why Is My Scalp Dry and Flaky?

    by Emma Kisby24

  • Your stool can serve as a good indicator of your general state of health. Discovering black specks in the stool can be distressing for anyone. Learn why this might happen—and when to worry.

    Black Specks in Stool: When Should You Worry?

    Black Specks in Stool: When Should You Worry?

    by Sree Vani0

  • How do normal cells become cancerous? Here are six properties of cancer cells that make them mutate and proliferate -- six properties that distinguish normal from abnormal cells.

    Cancer Cells vs. Normal Cells: Six Differences

    Cancer Cells vs. Normal Cells: Six Differences

    by LM Gutierrez2

  • In this article, common causes of high LDL cholesterol are discussed, and suggestions for improving cholesterol levels are given in the conclusion.

    What Causes High LDL  (Bad Cholesterol)?

    What Causes High LDL (Bad Cholesterol)?

    by Simon Lam4

  • A sleep disorder called catathrenia causes a person to moan in their sleep, which can make it difficult to sleep next to them. Yet, there are several methods which help to prevent this condition.

    How to Stop Moaning in Sleep

    How to Stop Moaning in Sleep

    by David5

  • 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

  • Remedies for every stage of the cold sore. If you get cold sores, these are some of the best ways I've found to get rid of them.

    Get Rid of a Cold Sore Fast

    Get Rid of a Cold Sore Fast

    by JR Scarbrough MFA5

  • Your feet can itch for all kinds of reasons, ranging from skin irritations to systemic health issues. This article will explain everything you need to know about itchy ankles.

    Itchy Ankles Explained

    Itchy Ankles Explained

    by Sree Vani0

  • Does milk cause your body to produce more mucus, making your cold and asthma symptoms worse? The research says no. But you might be surprised at the other tricks that milk can play on your system.

    The Myth of Milk and Mucus: Coughs, Colds, and Asthma

    The Myth of Milk and Mucus: Coughs, Colds, and Asthma

    by Redberry Sky39

  • Scabies is a nasty condition and is usually extremely itchy. Sadly, treatment is not instantaneous, and the condition can get worse before it gets better. Here are some tips to help you cope.

    Is Your Scabies Worse After Treatment?

    Is Your Scabies Worse After Treatment?

    by infostreamnetwork4

  • Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP, is a genetic disease that turns the human body into a living, breathing statue. There is no cure. Louise Wedderburn and Harry Eastlack are discussed.

    What Is FOP? The Mannequin Disease

    What Is FOP? The Mannequin Disease

    by Nell Rose117

  • Recovery from a pulmonary embolism takes a lot of time. Lung damage from blood clots is very serious. Based on my own experience with this condition, I will share what to expect during your recovery.

    What to Expect During Pulmonary Embolism Recovery

    What to Expect During Pulmonary Embolism Recovery

    by Lena Welch741

  • Nearly 1,500 in Ohio need healthy lung transplants annually, but there are not enough donor lungs for them all. That changes now, because a leading university hospital can fix damaged lungs fast.

    Damaged Lungs Can Be Repaired in Four Hours

    Damaged Lungs Can Be Repaired in Four Hours

    by Patty Inglish30

  • 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

  • Spring is in the air, in spite of the six inches of snow outside, we are looking forward to a long hot summer. It's time to dig out those sexy shoes and sandals, time to uncover and show off those gorgeous legs; but wait, what is going on with the...

    How to Get Rid of Toe Nail Fungus

    How to Get Rid of Toe Nail Fungus

    by Jo Alexis-Hagues30

  • This is my story about how I cured fibromyalgia—and how you can cure it, too.

    How I Beat Fibromyalgia

    How I Beat Fibromyalgia

    by Donna Steiner33

  • The symptoms of thyroid malfunction can easily be mistaken for other conditions such as allergies, menopause, and depression. It is important to insist on a blood test to determine whether this is the cause of your problems as the thyroid gland plays such a huge part in many bodily functions.

    Is it Allergies or a Thyroid Disorder?

    Is it Allergies or a Thyroid Disorder?

    by tebo44

  • 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

  • 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

  • Why are your hands blue? Let's explore the potential causes. Do they turn blue somewhat regularly? Perhaps you have Raynaud's disease. We'll discuss that, too!

    Why Are My Hands Turning Cold and Blue?

    Why Are My Hands Turning Cold and Blue?

    by Simone Haruko Smith113

  • Have you ever seen someone who can bend their thumbs backwards? A hitchhiker's thumb is a recessive trait that causes this flexibility. Here is an explanation, complete with video and pictures.

    What Is a Hitchhiker's Thumb?

    What Is a Hitchhiker's Thumb?

    by Amy Gillie40

  • The side effects of chemotherapy can be difficult, but they are not as bad as many seem to believe. Here are the more common issues cancer patients face during chemo treatments.

    What Really Happens to Chemotherapy Patients

    What Really Happens to Chemotherapy Patients

    by Rebecca Burg2

  • There are many different kinds of coughs: productive chest cough, non-productive or dry cough, whooping cough, barking cough, psychogenic cough, and reflex cough. When should you see a doctor?

    Different Types of Coughs and When to See a Doctor

    Different Types of Coughs and When to See a Doctor

    by blairtracy18

  • Carrageenan is a thickener used in many foods that can cause allergy and intolerance symptoms in some people. Learn the symptoms of a carrageenan allergy and how to avoid foods with carrageenan.

    Carrageenan Allergy Symptoms

    Carrageenan Allergy Symptoms

    by carolynkaye5

  • Visiting a person who is terminally ill can be intimidating. I know this from personal experience; I had a brain tumor and spent over half a year in and out of the ICU.

    How to Comfort the Terminally Ill

    How to Comfort the Terminally Ill

    by shauna193410

  • When your glucose levels spike and there are no emergency medical resources around, here are some ways to quickly and naturally lower your blood sugar. Look for these diabetes symptoms.

    How to Lower Your Blood Sugar Fast

    How to Lower Your Blood Sugar Fast

    by Lori Phillips120

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