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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I suffered from toenail fungus for years before I decided to take real action. After trying many snake oil cures, I finally used Lamisil to cure my toenail fungus forever.

    Will Lamisil Work on Toenail Fungus?

    Will Lamisil Work on Toenail Fungus?

    by equipmentpro12

  • 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

  • Disease burden varies widely depending on location, wealth, gender, age, and race. This article looks at the top 5 causes of death in high-income countries, and how you can prevent these illnesses.

    The Top 5 Deadly Diseases and How to Prevent Them

    The Top 5 Deadly Diseases and How to Prevent Them

    by Sarah Knight1

  • TMD (Temporomandibular joint disorder) is a problem that takes place in the jaw region. TMD sufferers experience a lot of pain and discomfort, such as headaches, difficulty chewing, or a stiff feeling in their jaw. The severity of TMD varies, and different ways can be used to reduce the pain, such as exercises and possibly surgery.

    My Experience With Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

    My Experience With Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

    by emilybee11

  • In this article, I will share my journey with Efudix skin treatment. I've included photos to show how my skin changed and notes about how I felt throughout the process. I hope that reading about my experience will help anyone undergoing the same treatment.

    My Journey Combatting Skin Cancer With Efudix

    My Journey Combatting Skin Cancer With Efudix

    by mawsonks34

  • 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 Aslan1

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Crampton20

  • 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

  • What I thought was a little bump on my nose turned out to be basal cell carcinoma. In this article, I discuss what causes it, how to recognize it, and what you can do to prevent it.

    My Basal Cell Carcinoma—The "Good" Skin Cancer

    My Basal Cell Carcinoma—The "Good" Skin Cancer

    by MaddieB10

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Is a person more likely to develop multiple sclerosis if he or she has a family member with the condition? Recent developments have shed some light on the matter.

    Is Multiple Sclerosis or MS Hereditary?

    Is Multiple Sclerosis or MS Hereditary?

    by Edmund Custers3

  • 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 Jessica40

  • 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

  • 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

  • I was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. I am here to share how this condition affects my day-to-day life, including my love life.

    Living With Half a Heart

    Living With Half a Heart

    by Kara Rae Azar2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Appendicitis can be deadly, and what makes it scary is that it isn't always obvious that you have it. I didn't exhibit the usual signs of this condition—and I almost didn't get treatment in time.

    Signs of Appendicitis: I Didn't Have the Usual Ones

    Signs of Appendicitis: I Didn't Have the Usual Ones

    by Steven Banker7

  • Accutane is a powerful drug with some serious side effects. It is mainly used in the treatment of severe cases of acne. The article summarises everything you need to know about Accutane and acne.

    Everything You Need to Know About Accutane and Acne

    Everything You Need to Know About Accutane and Acne

    by Charles Nuamah0

  • Ambien has been a great prescription sleep medication for some, but others need something extra to help them sleep. Is it really safe to take melatonin while using Ambien?

    Is It Safe to Use Melatonin With Ambien?

    Is It Safe to Use Melatonin With Ambien?

    by Robbieisfun1

  • People with phantosmia have an illusory sense of smell; they smell things that simply are not there. Read more about this uncommon smell disorder.

    Phantosmia: The Smells in Your Head

    Phantosmia: The Smells in Your Head

    by Annette R. Smith42

  • 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

  • Traveling with back pain and sciatica is a challenge. I would like to share some useful tips from my personal experience, as well as guidance from others, that will make it easier for you.

    My Back Pain and Sciatica Travel Tips

    My Back Pain and Sciatica Travel Tips

    by raintree13

  • 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 my personal story of polio. I also discuss symptoms, causes, and a brief history of the disease in the United States.

    I Am a Polio Survivor

    I Am a Polio Survivor

    by Rose Kolowinski27

  • 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 Jennifer Maldonado0

  • 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 Fields12

  • 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

  • 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

  • Unless you’re having unusual chest pains, you probably don’t have pericarditis—but I wanted to share my experience because of how quickly I was broadsided by this condition.

    My Experience With Pericarditis

    My Experience With Pericarditis

    by M. T. Dremer8

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • In light of the U.S. government’s relaxation of rules surrounding the use of asbestos, now is a good time to look at the health concerns of this mineral.

    The Dangers of Asbestos

    The Dangers of Asbestos

    by Rupert Taylor1

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