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When the Body Attacks Itself: A Look at Lupus

When the Body Attacks Itself: A Look at Lupus

When the body falls ill, people generally assume that their illness is due to the presence of some foreign invader. While this is usually the case, there are occasions when the body is quite literally its own worst enemy. One ...

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A Closer Look at Strep Throat

A Closer Look at Strep Throat

Nothing can ruin a day quite like strep throat, the throat’s most common type of bacterial infection. This condition affects a number of areas of the body, and can leave you feeling drained and down for the count. Fortunately, there ...

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Under the Microscope: Lyme Disease

Under the Microscope: Lyme Disease

Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne illness in North America, has earned a well-deserved reputation as a burdensome medical condition. In its more intense forms, it can bring about a multitude of symptoms, and can significantly alter a patient’s quality ...

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Breathing Easier: Clearing Up Your Sinuses

Breathing Easier: Clearing Up Your Sinuses

Sinus infections are nothing to sneeze at – about 37 million Americans will develop one each year. Typical medical protocol calls for heavy doses of decongestants and antihistamines to knock out the infection. Unfortunately, these medications will likely knock you ...

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Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy

Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy

For women, pregnancy is always a taxing experience – expecting mothers are all but guaranteed to suffer from morning sickness, strange food cravings and other challenges. Pregnant women diagnosed with fibromyalgia face an especially difficult task, as their pregnancy-related issues ...

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Covered in Pain: Examining Fibromyalgia

Covered in Pain: Examining Fibromyalgia

It’s a fact of life – everyone experiences bodily pain, with some people encountering more than others. In many cases, this pain is temporary, and can be easily cured by over-the-counter pain relievers. There are some painful conditions, however, that ...

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The Link Between GERD & Asthma

The Link Between GERD & Asthma

To a casual observer, there would seem to be little in common between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and asthma. After all, GERD afflicts your stomach and esophagus, whereas asthma is a notorious cardiovascular condition – how could the two conditions ...

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Brief Overview

Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Brief Overview

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is rooted in the belief that the human body can be healed and treated based on the laws of nature. This ancient set of medical practices contends that rather than treating the symptoms of a patient’s ...

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