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  • Costochondritis is a rare condition results that in inflammation of the cartilage connecting a rib to the breastbone (sternum). I have personally experienced this condition.

    What Is Costochondritis?

    What Is Costochondritis?

    by NHJinx1

  • Working and having a successful career with fibromyalgia is possible! Learn how to save energy, be productive, and stay healthy in the workplace.

    Manage Fibromyalgia at Work

    Manage Fibromyalgia at Work

    by Kymberly Fergusson3

  • This is the story of how I survived a battle with prostate cancer. I received my diagnosis at the age of 38, which is a young age for this disease.

    Prostate Cancer: A Survivor's Story

    Prostate Cancer: A Survivor's Story

    by Akwasi Maru5

  • having been born with NF1 - neurofibromatosis - as horrible as this condition may sound, I am happy the way I was made. I am glad to be alive.

    Why I Am Not Sad That I Was Born With NF

    Why I Am Not Sad That I Was Born With NF

    by Finn Liam Cooper4

  • You may already know about the usual advice for insomniacs, but the place you sleep—your bedroom—is often overlooked. Learn how to create the perfect sleep-friendly bedroom.

    Insomnia: How to Create a Sleep-Friendly Bedroom

    Insomnia: How to Create a Sleep-Friendly Bedroom

    by Kate Swanson2

  • Injuring part of the hand can cause long-term pain if not treated correctly in the initial stages. Learn how a mere pinky injury affected my life, and what I did about it.

    A Severed Flexor Tendon in the Pinky Finger

    A Severed Flexor Tendon in the Pinky Finger

    by Rosie writes8

  • 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

  • Dysautonomia, any disorder of the Autonomic (Involuntary) Nervous System, is likely the most misdiagnosed condition of all time. Know the signs and symptoms of this invisible, chronic illness.

    Dysautonomia: Invisible, Often Misdiagnosed

    Dysautonomia: Invisible, Often Misdiagnosed

    by KellyFreeman LM78

  • Coronaviruses often cause mild to moderate problems in the respiratory tract, but the effects are sometimes more serious. One type of coronavirus is the MERS virus. This can produce a deadly infection in some people.

    The Coronavirus and MERS: Viral Infection and Prevention

    The Coronavirus and MERS: Viral Infection and Prevention

    by Linda Crampton22

  • How do you forgive the person that bears the title of spouse—who has infected you with the HIV virus? How do you overcome those feelings of condemning shame and worthlessness for doing so?

    How to Cope With Being HIV+ and Married to Your Infector

    How to Cope With Being HIV+ and Married to Your Infector

    by WandaMarie Robinson-Middleton36

  • A dialysis (or renal) diet is one that is prescribed for people who have chronic renal failure and are on dialysis. Diet and nutrition are a vital part of living well with kidney disease/failure.

    The Dialysis Diet: What It Is & Why It's Necessary

    The Dialysis Diet: What It Is & Why It's Necessary

    by Dominique Powell2

  • I've gotten quite a few eye rolls from waiters when I ask if something has gluten in it. I know it's often a fad diet, but Celiac disease runs in my family and gluten has severe consequences for me.

    Celiac Disease: Not Your Grandma's Gluten Free

    Celiac Disease: Not Your Grandma's Gluten Free

    by Nicole Jakes3

  • Women need to be aware of the top issues affecting their health. With the medical technology and information available today, it is totally possible to avert these health problems and live longer.

    Top Issues Affecting Women's Health

    Top Issues Affecting Women's Health

    by Chin chin2

  • Here are a few simple, easy-to-remember tips for providing the support your loved one needs as they learn to manage their diabetes.

    Supporting a Loved One With Diabetes

    Supporting a Loved One With Diabetes

    by Michael Stark0

  • 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

  • For those of us who do hard physical labor, whether it's for a living or just fixing up your home, back pain is inevitable. It's just part of the deal. I've found some things to make it heal faster.

    Healing a Strained Back

    Healing a Strained Back

    by Portamenteff0

  • For nearly fourteen years I struggled with chronic iron deficiency anemia. Today, I am happy to say I am no longer anemic!

    No More Iron Infusions!

    No More Iron Infusions!

    by Kay0

  • Many people struggle with insomnia. Here are seven healthy ways to overcome insomnia without sleeping pills. These techniques work for me, and I hope they work for you, too.

    7 Healthy Ways to Fight a Bout of Insomnia

    7 Healthy Ways to Fight a Bout of Insomnia

    by Shadowlighting0

  • There are a variety of foot sanding tools on the market, but I find most of them rather ineffective. The assistant at the podiatrist's recommended using the Dremel. Here's my experience with it.

    Foot Sanding With a Dremel Rotary Tool

    Foot Sanding With a Dremel Rotary Tool

    by Virginia Allain5

  • Tendinosis is a degeneration of the collagen fibers of a tendon. It is caused by a repetitive micro-trauma. Unlike tendinitis, there is no inflammation. This is my story.

    Treatment for Tendinosis (Not Tendinitis)

    Treatment for Tendinosis (Not Tendinitis)

    by MickiS5

  • When a person undergoes surgery, the raw surfaces created can leak out tiny amounts of fluid that usually get absorbed back into nearby capillaries. However, in some instances, the leaking fluid may accumulate, leading to a fluid-filled collection known as a seroma.

    Seroma: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

    Seroma: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

    by Dr Pandula2

  • A sleep light is a special bulb that has no blue light and automatically dims like a sunset. A sleep light helps you get to sleep!

    Fight Insomnia with a Sleep Light

    Fight Insomnia with a Sleep Light

    by GreenMind0

  • 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

  • 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

  • Susan Holland was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2016. She shares the story of what led up to the cancer diagnosis, the diagnosis, and the importance of having an advocate.

    My Experience Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    My Experience Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    by Susan Holland18

  • No one wants to be sick, especially with the flu! Learn how to avoid getting the flu this winter.

    How to Avoid Getting the Flu

    How to Avoid Getting the Flu

    by Sarah Knight1

  • Overtly religious condolences offered to non-believers during times of grief may feel fake, meaningless, or even rude. Learn how to deal with those feelings and understand what those sentiments mean.

    Accepting Religious Condolences as an Atheist

    Accepting Religious Condolences as an Atheist

    by Kylyssa Shay15

  • A body pillow is a long, firm pillow that supports your body while you sleep on your side. From snoring to acid reflux to brain health, a body pillow aids your health by helping you sleep better.

    Better Sleep With a Body Pillow

    Better Sleep With a Body Pillow

    by GreenMind0

  • Being diagnosed with scoliosis is stressful. Once you add in high school drama, lots of pain, and major surgery, you end up with my life story.

    Life With Scoliosis

    Life With Scoliosis

    by Laura2

  • Spotting fordyce spots for the first time can be very distressing and can make people think of cancer. This article aims to provide some reassurance and explain what is really going on.

    Are Fordyce Spots Cancerous?

    Are Fordyce Spots Cancerous?

    by infostreamnetwork0

  • It's no secret that obesity has become a serious problem in America. This article explores the causes of obesity and the effects it can have on your health and well being.

    The Obesity Epidemic: Root Causes

    The Obesity Epidemic: Root Causes

    by Kevin W6

  • When children experience grief during their early developmental stages, their emotional health is compromised. Our actions as adults can help them work through their grief and learn to trust again.

    A Christian Reflection on How Grief Changes Children

    A Christian Reflection on How Grief Changes Children

    by Denise W Anderson12

  • What is arthritis on a biological level, and how much does it cost Americans annually? Also, information about how to prevent this condition.

    Arthritis and the Public Health Burden

    Arthritis and the Public Health Burden

    by Tahnya Ballard0

  • My whole family came together to care for my terminally ill father. We actively chose to forge a new experience with him that was satisfying and fulfilling, without any lingering guilt or regret.

    Experiencing the Death of a Parent: My Story

    Experiencing the Death of a Parent: My Story

    by intouch1

  • 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

  • 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

  • A heart attack is a very scary thing, and landing yourself in the ICU is even scarier. An experienced cardiac ICU nurse explains why you shouldn't necessarily panic.

    A Heart Attack and the ICU - Time to Panic?

    A Heart Attack and the ICU - Time to Panic?

    by danygirl19990

  • When we are under pressure; for example, when we are living with a chronic illness, it's then that God shows us lasting treasures!

    Chronically Ill and Finding Diamonds

    Chronically Ill and Finding Diamonds

    by Diana Majors4

  • Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating auto-immune disease. This article lists the disease factors, common symptoms and the best treatments for your disease.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis- Battle Inside the Body

    Rheumatoid Arthritis- Battle Inside the Body

    by Pamela Oglesby32

  • What is a CPAP? How to determine if you need one, types of masks and sizes available, and how to find the perfect-fitting mask. Advice from my own experience.

    How to Choose the Perfect-Fitting CPAP Mask

    How to Choose the Perfect-Fitting CPAP Mask

    by WheelerWife7

  • Gynecomastia affects up to 50% of males, yet few have heard of this condition. The author interviewed specialist Dr Hassan Nurein to learn more about causes and treatments for this condition.

    Understanding Gynecomastia, or Enlarged Male Breasts

    Understanding Gynecomastia, or Enlarged Male Breasts

    by Georgiana Dacosta0

  • Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome is a growing global medical issue. "Persister" cells of the Lyme bacteria may be the cause of this life-changing chronic illness. The research is promising.

    New Hope for Treating Chronic Lyme Disease

    New Hope for Treating Chronic Lyme Disease

    by M G Del Baglivo2

  • There are a lot of over-the-counter choices to treat allergies. Learn the differences between Allegra and Claritin, Benadryl and Sudafed, and Flonase and Afrin. Don't let allergies ruin your day!

    What Are My Options for OTC Allergy Relief?

    What Are My Options for OTC Allergy Relief?

    by Brandon Young0

  • Learn about the different complications of gout if you are not careful in treating your high uric acid in the blood.

    Complications of Gout

    Complications of Gout

    by Spiro Koulouris0

  • Insomnia is a hell beast in itself, but the side effects can be so much worse than the lack of sleep itself. It's nearly impossible to live a normal life.

    13 Eye-Opening Side Effects of Insomnia

    13 Eye-Opening Side Effects of Insomnia

    by Sacha0

  • Those who suffer from auto-immune diseases, such as lupus, may find it challenging to feel gratitude. Here are a few things we may not think of expressing gratitude for, but should.

    Gratitude Even With Lupus

    Gratitude Even With Lupus

    by Terrace0

  • Although you may think you already know about all of the common sense methods to treat insomnia, they are worth going over again. That's because they really work.

    11 Things You Should Do to Treat Insomnia

    11 Things You Should Do to Treat Insomnia

    by Sacha0

  • My family has dealt with scabies twice, and I want to share what I've learned. In one case we struggled with these mites for over 3 months until completely getting rid of them within 2 days.

    How to Treat Scabies

    How to Treat Scabies

    by salmaguer4

  • I'd never heard of a silent heart attack until the doctors told me I'd probably had one. This is the tale of how I found out about my heart attack—and what I am doing to prevent another.

    My Cardiac Health Scare - A Silent Heart Attack?

    My Cardiac Health Scare - A Silent Heart Attack?

    by Jeff Johnston0

  • Here is a sample list of suggestions for peaceful relaxation at bedtime. The more you implement the regimen that works for you, the more restful sleep you will have and more energy for the next day.

    Simple Steps to Peaceful Relaxation at Bedtime

    Simple Steps to Peaceful Relaxation at Bedtime

    by Dora Weithers62

  • Although there's no official medical "cure" for lactose intolerance, sufferers can learn to manage it so completely that they never experience any symptoms.

    The Only Way to "Cure" Lactose Intolerance

    The Only Way to "Cure" Lactose Intolerance

    by Jo Kenyon1

  • Chicken pox is much less common in adults than it is in children, but it can have some nasty symptoms. I recently went through this unfortunate experience. This is what you should look out for.

    7 Symptoms of Adult Chicken Pox

    7 Symptoms of Adult Chicken Pox

    by Marian L0

  • Losing a loved one is the hardest thing we ever have to deal with. Coming to terms with them no longer being present on this planet is hard to swallow. Let's celebrate life and remember them forever!

    Coping With Death: Loss of a Sibling

    Coping With Death: Loss of a Sibling

    by Jenn0

  • Beyond the physical disabilities, multiple sclerosis can also affect memory. For me, I mourn lost childhood memories.

    Lost Memories and MS

    Lost Memories and MS

    by K K Weakley8

  • The term “wet brain” is an informal (non-medical) term used to describe a number of irreversible, organic brain diseases related to alcohol that cause mental impairment and physical disabilities.

    Wet Brain: Thiamine, Diet, and Abstinence

    Wet Brain: Thiamine, Diet, and Abstinence

    by Kim Harris41

  • Sever's disease is a horrible name that makes parents and gymnasts cringe. Despite its name, Sever's disease is a common gymnastics injury, and it can be easily managed.

    Understanding Sever's Disease and Gymnastics

    Understanding Sever's Disease and Gymnastics

    by Tawnya0

  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is an invisible disease that affects various autonomic functions of the body. It results in low blood pressure, high heart rate, and fainting.

    POTS: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

    POTS: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

    by Valorey Salter0

  • Explanation for the newly diagnosed and their caregivers about lupus. Tips about living with the disease, exercise and saying "no."

    Lupus Survival Guide

    Lupus Survival Guide

    by Charlotte Gerber20

  • Corn allergies and intolerances mean avoiding all sources of corn derivatives. But what happens when you get sick? How do you find safe medication? What do you eat? A guide to all this and more.

    How to Survive the Flu When You're Allergic to Corn

    How to Survive the Flu When You're Allergic to Corn

    by msviolets3

  • 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 Burg3

  • What causes the sound in a white noise machine? What are white noise machines used for? This article explains how this simple machine can help you sleep.

    The Best White Noise Machine User Review

    The Best White Noise Machine User Review

    by GreenMind4

  • Symptoms of advanced cancer are so cruel. My mother-in-law, the doting grandma to my children, was taken away from us after 25 days in the hospital and 5 days at home. I miss her—my other mom.

    Liver Metastases - My Mother-in-Law's Final Days

    Liver Metastases - My Mother-in-Law's Final Days

    by Yvonne Teo0

  • The experience of losing a loved one can take a huge toll on your life, as well as on the lives of those around you. Allowing God into my life helped me heal from the pain.

    How God Helped Me Heal After Losing a Loved One

    How God Helped Me Heal After Losing a Loved One

    by Chernika Lipscomb0

  • What are purines and how do they affect people who suffer from gout? Foods that are high in purines raise uric acid levels, which negatively affects those with this condition.

    Purines and Gout

    Purines and Gout

    by Spiro Koulouris1

  • A diet that is rich in nutrients and omits harmful foods may help to control asthma. Asthmatics must take prescribed medications even if they have a good diet, however.

    How Diet May Help to Control Asthma

    How Diet May Help to Control Asthma

    by Linda Crampton44

  • Cancer patients often struggle to maintain a healthy weight, and a lack of appetite can also make the problem harder to deal with. This article offers suggestions for various nourishing snacks and drinks that can help to prevent weight loss.

    Nourishing Snacks and Drinks for Cancer Patients

    Nourishing Snacks and Drinks for Cancer Patients

    by Cindy Lawson8

  • The relative humidity level in your home can affect the creation of allergens, as well as worsen or relieve the symptoms associated with them. The presence of symptoms can affect the ability to sleep.

    Control Relative Humidity for Better Sleep

    Control Relative Humidity for Better Sleep

    by Shadowlighting0

  • This article is about asthma in general, as well as specific triggers and treatments. Written by an experienced nurse.

    Asthma Triggers and Treatments

    Asthma Triggers and Treatments

    by Pamela Oglesby29

  • Do you find yourself crying in public and unable to control your tears? There are biological as well as emotional forces at play. Learn about easy ways to stop crying.

    How to Control Tears and Stop Crying

    How to Control Tears and Stop Crying

    by Alison-Jean13

  • My father had amyloidosis, a rare disease that significantly impacted his health and ultimately led to his passing. This article discusses symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and risk factors.

    Amyloidosis: My Father's Illness

    Amyloidosis: My Father's Illness

    by Terrie Lynn0

  • This article explains an allergic reaction to minocycline, which is part of the tetracycline family. Puffiness and redness around the eyes are potential symptoms.

    My Allergic Reaction to Minocycline

    My Allergic Reaction to Minocycline

    by Jessica38

  • Getting a diagnosis for a medical condition can be devastating and leave you with more questions than answers. Here are a few ideas to help you cope with the unexpected news.

    Actions Following Medical Diagnoses

    Actions Following Medical Diagnoses

    by Stephanie Elford0

  • Mourning a sibling is sometimes called the forgotten grief because it doesn't get as much attention as the grief of losing a spouse, parent, or child. Here's what you need to know about sibling grief.

    What You Need to Know About Adult Sibling Grief

    What You Need to Know About Adult Sibling Grief

    by Melissa2

  • 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

  • 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

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