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When the Brain Goes Haywire: A Look at Epilepsy

When the Brain Goes Haywire: A Look at Epilepsy

Imagine going about your day when suddenly, seemingly without warning, you begin to feel woozy, confused and disorientated. Soon afterward, you essentially lose control of your body, succumbing to an uncontrollable barrage of symptoms that render you all but helpless. ...

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It’s All in the Wrist: How to Mend Wrist Sprains

It’s All in the Wrist: How to Mend Wrist Sprains

No matter where they develop, muscle sprains can easily put a crimp in your day. A textbook muscle sprain involves significant damage to a muscle’s ligaments, the tissue that attaches them to the surrounding bones. Sprains typically strike the ankles, ...

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Hitting a Nerve: How to Treat Sciatica Pain

Hitting a Nerve: How to Treat Sciatica Pain

You might not be familiar with the term “sciatica pain” (pronounced sigh-AT-eh-ka), but there is a good chance you have experienced it at some point or another. According to estimates, some 40% of Americans develop sciatica pain during their lifetime. ...

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What an Eyesore! Ways to Treat a Stye Infection

What an Eyesore! Ways to Treat a Stye Infection

No matter what part of the body they affect, bacterial infections are never fun to deal with. Such illnesses cause a barrage of stressful symptoms, and can make getting through a normal workday quite an endurance test. Certain types of ...

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Serotonin: How to Increase the “Happiness” Hormone

Ever wonder what factors determine your mood? The answer largely involves serotonin, a chemical you probably have never heard of. Despite its relative obscurity, serotonin is an essential ingredient for a happy personality. The mind reacts poorly when its supply ...

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How to Avoid Stress Fractures

How to Avoid Stress Fractures

Running, jogging and various leg exercises are generally considered to be good for the body. And to be sure, they generally are; in fact, we could probably write an article or two on the benefits of these activities. Unfortunately, the ...

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The Severe Impact of Cystic Fibrosis

The Severe Impact of Cystic Fibrosis

In a perfect world, childhood would be a thoroughly carefree and idyllic experience, free of harsh illnesses that wreck the body’s health. Unfortunately, reality can be very cruel to the young, afflicting them with chronic illnesses that cause a variety ...

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Losing Weight after 40: What You Can Do

Losing Weight after 40: What You Can Do

The aging process can be very unforgiving in its impact on the human body. Hair starts to thin and fall out, our memories begin to fade and injuries and illnesses appear with more frequency. As if these problems weren’t troubling ...

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