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Examining Graves’ Disease

Examining Graves’ Disease

It’s hard to understate the importance of our immune system in our everyday health. While we’re out attending to our daily responsibilities, our immune system stays on constant lookout for dangerous invaders. In most cases, our bodies’ defense systems have ...

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Why Your Body Needs Potassium

Why Your Body Needs Potassium

Certain vital nutrients are easily associated with their effect on the human body. For example, you probably learned back in elementary school that vitamin D and calcium are essential for strong bones. If your paid regular attention in health class, ...

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Protecting your Home from Indoor Air Pollution

Protecting your Home from Indoor Air Pollution

When the topic of air pollution comes up, most people think of pollutants pushed into the atmosphere from the factory smokestacks. While outdoor pollution is certainly a major concern for industrialized and developing nations alike, it would be a mistake ...

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Running Without Running Out of Gas

When the phrase “active lifestyle” comes up, one of the activities that may come to mind is running. To be sure, running on a regular basis can be very beneficial to the human body, helping to shed pounds and improve ...

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The Many Benefits of Olive Oil

The Many Benefits of Olive Oil

In the modern American kitchen, there are a number of foods and drinks that you are almost certain to find – milk, eggs, bread and cereal all come to mind as essential kitchen staples. Another item that you can probably ...

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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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