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Four Exercises For People with COPD

Four Exercises For People with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a widespread condition in the United States, affecting over 24 million people. Those living with this condition must contend with a number of chronic symptoms, including coughing, chest tightness and breathing difficulties. Despite these ...

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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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A Common Concern: ADHD and Children

A Common Concern: ADHD and Children

The term “ADHD” has long been part of the national lexicon, and for good reason; a 2012 Northwestern University study found that, from 2000 to 2010 alone, the ADHD diagnosis rate among children rose by 66 percent. Though this widespread ...

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Cancers of the Spine: Effects and Treatments

Cancers of the Spine: Effects and Treatments

When people think of cancer, they often think of cancers that affect the lungs, skin and prostate. Unfortunately, the spine is not immune from the reach of malignant tumors; in fact, when combined with brain tumors, spinal cancer is the ...

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Cerebral Aneurysms: A Potentially Serious Threat

Cerebral Aneurysms: A Potentially Serious Threat

As the control center of the body, the brain certainly earns its place as one of the our vital organs. Given its massive importance, any issues that threaten the brain receive much attention from medical professionals. Cerebral aneurysms (also called ...

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Dazed and Confused: Seniors, Inflammation and Delirium

Dazed and Confused: Seniors, Inflammation and Delirium

Seniors often must contend with a number of significant health issues. Among these problems is delirium, a typically short-term state of mind characterized by confusion and a reduced ability to comprehend one’s surroundings. A recent study has identified a possible ...

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Kidney Transplants: How They Work

Kidney Transplants: How They Work

Out of all the organs transferred from donors to eager recipients, kidneys are the most in demand. Kidney transplants are the most frequently performed transplant operation in the United States, with approximately 16,000 such procedures occurring each year. Though these ...

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