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Osteoarthritis: Is it Worse in the Winter?

Osteoarthritis: Is it Worse in the Winter?

There’s a good chance that you’ve heard someone blame their arthritis pain on the winter cold. At first glance, this might sound like a credible complaint. But is this common accusation actually accurate? According to a 2017 report, the answer ...

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A Warning Sign of Stroke

A Warning Sign of Stroke

There are a number of factors that can determine your personal risk of stroke. For example, conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes can easily make stroke much more likely. Likewise, women and older adults face a elevated threat ...

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A Barrage of Pain: A Look at Cluster Headaches

A Barrage of Pain: A Look at Cluster Headaches

Like the common cold and chicken pox, practically everyone has suffered from headaches at one point or another. While a headache can make life miserable, they are usually just a short-term annoyance. For those suffering from cluster headaches, however, headache ...

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The Many Parts of the Nervous System

The Many Parts of the Nervous System

Though you’ve almost certainly heard of the nervous system, many people would be hard-pressed to describe it. This network of nerves and cells plays a massive role in our everyday lives, controlling everything from voluntary muscle movements to balance to ...

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Calming the Mind, Improving the Heart

Calming the Mind, Improving the Heart

Americans are well aware of the threat posed by heart-related health problems. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that heart disease claims 600,000 lives every year. This figure is made even more sobering by the ...

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Five Different Types of Meditation

Five Different Types of Meditation

When reading the other articles in this issue, you’ve no doubt come across several different kinds of meditation. Listed below are some succinct descriptions for some these meditative practices: Mindfulness Meditation  Mindfulness meditation emphasizes being cognizant of one’s surroundings. Furthermore, ...

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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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Examining The Cycle of Overeating

Examining The Cycle of Overeating

Even if you’re overweight, eating too much food on a regular basis can be a tough habit to stop. This fact helps to explain the growing rate of obesity in the United States. If a report in the journal Nutrition ...

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