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A Bad Look: Adverse Reactions to Tattoos

A Bad Look: Adverse Reactions to Tattoos

Tattoos have become increasingly common among adults of both genders; a poll conducted in late 2015 found that nearly a third (29%) of US adults had at least one tattoo on their body. The main drawback of this form of ...

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Examining The Cycle of Overeating

Examining The Cycle of Overeating

Even if you’re overweight, eating too much food on a regular basis can be a tough habit to stop. This fact helps to explain the growing rate of obesity in the United States. If a report in the journal Nutrition ...

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Four Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Four Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise; as of 2016, it is believed that roughly 5.4 million Americans have this condition. Many Alzheimer’s sufferers need the help of a caregiver to perform daily tasks. While caregivers certainly ...

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Why Smoking Could be Bad for Your Spine

Why Smoking Could be Bad for Your Spine

The risks of smoking are widely known to both young and old alike. For example, committed smokers face a far greater likelihood of stroke, coronary artery disease, lung cancer and lung disease, among other consequences. If that is still not ...

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Genes, Stroke and Dementia

Genes, Stroke and Dementia

Aside from affecting the health of the brain, both stroke and dementia are unfortunately very common; various forms of dementia afflict millions of Americans, whereas stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A recent study ...

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A Quick Look at Three New Genetic Disorders

A Quick Look at Three New Genetic Disorders

Even in modern times, researchers continue to find new ways to help people live longer, healthier lives. Unfortunately, medical science also continues to unearth new diseases and medical conditions. Listed below are some genetic disorders that have only been identified ...

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5 Easy Exercises for Your Heart

5 Easy Exercises for Your Heart

Though we may not think of it, the heart is actually a muscle. Like the muscles in our arms, legs and chest, the heart needs regular exercise in order to fire on all cylinders. Listed below are some exercises that ...

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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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