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Finding Health Clues in Social Media

Finding Health Clues in Social Media

Generally speaking, people use social media for… well, social reasons. But what if your social media footprint could reveal key information about your health? According to the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, this could very well ...

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The Three Main Types of Ear Infection

The Three Main Types of Ear Infection

Like every other part of the body, the ears are vulnerable to hostile invasions of bacteria and viruses. Ear infections are a frequent occurrence, especially among young children. In fact, infections of the ear are the second most prevalent illness ...

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Keeping Your Ears Pain-free While Flying

Keeping Your Ears Pain-free While Flying

While air travel is certainly a staple of modern times, the sheer amount of air traffic might surprise you. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), over 8 million people fly on a daily basis. With so many people ...

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Ringworm: Basic Facts and Preventative Tips

Ringworm: Basic Facts and Preventative Tips

Though its name suggests otherwise, ringworm has nothing to do with actual physical worms. In fact, the condition known as ringworm is caused by a type of fungi. While worms (thankfully) have nothing to do with this ailment, having a ...

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Overlooked Reasons for Back Pain

Overlooked Reasons for Back Pain

When back pain flares up, it usually can be blamed on a certain group of culprits. Generally speaking, this problem is often attributed to injuries, poor posture or the presence of chronic conditions known for causing pain, such as osteoarthritis. ...

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The Effects of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

The Effects of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Virtually everyone has to deal with at least some viruses during their lifetime. These microscopic organisms can cause a variety of illnesses, ranging from colds to food poisoning to influenza. Some viruses, however, are less well known and common than ...

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Four Hidden Headache Triggers in Your Diet

Four Hidden Headache Triggers in Your Diet

Headaches are like colds, cuts and stomach aches – virtually everyone deals with them occasionally, no matter how well we treat our bodies. Generally, people blame this ailment on things such as loud noise and stress. While this is often ...

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An Uneasy Feeling: The Impact of Norovirus

An Uneasy Feeling: The Impact of Norovirus

There would seem to be fewer things more appealing than a Caribbean cruise, particularly during the dead of winter.  You can imagine that passengers aboard the Explorer of the Seas, a luxurious cruise ship that can hold over 3,000 guests, ...

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Five Strategies for Preventing Falls by Seniors

Five Strategies for Preventing Falls by Seniors

As the human body ages, it tends to become more vulnerable to severe health problems and various illnesses. For example, seniors tend to suffer more heart attacks than younger age groups (in the United States, the average age of first ...

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