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Genes, Stroke and Dementia

Genes, Stroke and Dementia

Aside from affecting the health of the brain, both stroke and dementia are unfortunately very common; various forms of dementia afflict millions of Americans, whereas stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A recent study ...

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A Quick Look at Three New Genetic Disorders

A Quick Look at Three New Genetic Disorders

Even in modern times, researchers continue to find new ways to help people live longer, healthier lives. Unfortunately, medical science also continues to unearth new diseases and medical conditions. Listed below are some genetic disorders that have only been identified ...

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Three Genetic (and Rare) Heart Disorders

Three Genetic (and Rare) Heart Disorders

When it comes to heart problems, people generally think of such conditions as cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. Some people, however, must live with rare genetic disorders of the heart. Three of these disorders are further detailed below:   Familial Dilated ...

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What a Shock! Sharpening the Mind with Electricity

What a Shock! Sharpening the Mind with Electricity

Learning and retaining new information is one of the most crucial tasks the brain must perform. Unfortunately, such actions are often easier said than done, especially among those who are in the grip of cognitive decline. A recent report indicates ...

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Finding Health Clues in Social Media

Finding Health Clues in Social Media

Generally speaking, people use social media for… well, social reasons. But what if your social media footprint could reveal key information about your health? According to the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, this could very well ...

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Addressing Depression with Online Insomnia Therapy

Addressing Depression with Online Insomnia Therapy

One of the most common mental illnesses in the United States is depression; according to the National Alliance on Mental Illnesses (NAMI), roughly 16 million Americans must contend with major depression on regular basis. A report from the land down ...

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Gaining Control of the Body with Biofeedback

Gaining Control of the Body with Biofeedback

What do your heart rate, skin temperature and blood pressure all have in common? They are all automatic functions controlled by the nervous system. In other words, they are bodily processes that don’t require conscious thought. Though we never think ...

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Massage Therapy and Arthritis: A Swedish Solution?

Massage Therapy and Arthritis: A Swedish Solution?

As the number of elderly and middle-aged Americans continues to grow, so does the prevalence of osteoarthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 52.5 million adults have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis. By the ...

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