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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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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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Taking a Closer Look at Cavities

Taking a Closer Look at Cavities

Though health officials constantly stress the need for rigorous dental hygiene, many people fail to heed this advice. Consequently, dentists spend many of their working hours filling in their patients’ cavities. Since cavities are so common, a number of myths ...

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Does Air Pollution Stunt Lung Growth?

Does Air Pollution Stunt Lung Growth?

In the industrialized world, air pollution remains a constant threat to public health. Not only can airbone pollutants pose a threat to adults and the elderly, evidence also indicates that such pollutants are leave a permanent mark on children. Signs ...

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Fighting Arthritis With Yoga

Fighting Arthritis With Yoga

Arthritis gets a lot of media attention, a trend which will only continue as America ages. Though both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are incurable diseases, a recent study indicates relief from these disorders might come from an unexpected source. Mental ...

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Recovering from Hip Labral Tears

Recovering from Hip Labral Tears

Like the legs, back and arms, our hips bear a heavy workload on a regular basis. Not surprisingly, the hip joints become more susceptible to wear and tear with age. Consider that in 2010 alone, over 330,000 hip replacement operations ...

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