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Osteoarthritis – A Growing Problem

Osteoarthritis – A Growing Problem

It may seem as if more people than ever are complaining about aching knees. In fact, such sentiment is not too far from the truth ‒ a large scale study has recently concluded that knee osteoarthritis has become far more ...

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A Close-Up Look at Meniscus Tears

A Close-Up Look at Meniscus Tears

Chances are that you’ve heard about a professional athlete suffering a meniscus tear. Such injuries aren’t limited to professional athletes; in fact, they are one of the most common cartilage-related issues to afflict the knees. The Role of the Meniscus ...

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Ten Common Health Problems Over Fifty

Ten Common Health Problems Over Fifty

No one looks forward to getting older; not only does the body’s physical abilities start to erode, but certain health issues become increasingly likely. Listed below are ten health- related issues that frequently appear in those over fifty. Hypertension/High Blood ...

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More than Skin Deep: A Look at Melanoma

More than Skin Deep: A Look at Melanoma

As you are probably well aware of, cancer can impact or spread to large swaths of your body. The brain, liver, lungs, pancreas, colon and stomach are all vulnerable to the ravages of this chronic and incurable disease. In addition, ...

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Can Mild Head Injuries Leave a Mark on the Brain?

Can Mild Head Injuries Leave a Mark on the Brain?

In recent years, numerous articles have thoroughly detailed the effects of concussions on cognitive health. This issue is of particular concern to athletes, particularly those who play sports such as football and soccer. While much of this attention is focused ...

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A Bad Look: Adverse Reactions to Tattoos

A Bad Look: Adverse Reactions to Tattoos

Tattoos have become increasingly common among adults of both genders; a poll conducted in late 2015 found that nearly a third (29%) of US adults had at least one tattoo on their body. The main drawback of this form of ...

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