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Could a New Blood Test Spot a Heart Attack?

Could a New Blood Test Spot a Heart Attack?

One of the well-known causes of premature death in United States is heart attacks; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 715,000 heart attacks occur each year in the United States. Making matters worse is that ...

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Want to Help Your Brain? Try Reading a Book

Want to Help Your Brain? Try Reading a Book

Parents and educators alike have long tried to get children to spend more time reading. So far, their efforts have do not seem to have been particularly effective; a 2007 report by the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) found ...

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Cataracts: What Patients Should Know

Cataracts: What Patients Should Know

It’s common knowledge that surgeries of all types are performed on a routine basis. Despite this fact, you’ll probably be a bit surprised at just how often Americans go under the knife. In the year 2010 alone, the Centers for ...

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Why Depression and Heart Disease Might be Connected

Why Depression and Heart Disease Might be Connected

On the surface, it may seem that the only thing that heart disease and depression have in common is their pervasiveness among the American public. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 26.5 million non-institutionalized adults ...

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Another Type of Pain: The Symptoms of Gout

Another Type of Pain: The Symptoms of Gout

There are some conditions that everyone knows about, and there are others that are less well known. For example, if you’re not familiar with it, you probably don’t know what gout is and how it affects the body. Though it ...

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