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    8 Best Sciatica Stretches

    Sciatica refers to pain that branches down your lower back, through your buttocks, hips and legs. Sciatica is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve that compresses the nerve and causes acute pain. In most cases, sciatica only affects one side of the body at a time. Luckily, sciatica pain is something that can be […] More

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    Blood Clot Symptoms: 10 Warning Signs

    Most people associate blood clots with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), but there are other signs and symptoms of clotting. Before we go into what a blood clot looks like and the symptoms, it’s important to know what a blood clot is. A blood clot is blood that has gone from a liquid state, to more […] More

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    10 Things You Need to Know About Blood Clots

    Blood clots sound pretty serious, right? They sound particularly serious when they are in those long lists of side-effects listed after those medical infomercials. Just because blood clots can be serious (depending on the circumstances), does not mean you have to be super paranoid about getting one.  As long as you educate yourself about what […] More

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    Sciatica – 8 Things You Should Know

    No, sciatica is not the thing Al Pacino yells in Dog Day Afternoon. Sciatica refers to pain that branches down your lower back, through your buttocks, hips and legs. It is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve that compresses the nerve and causes acute pain. The pressure comes from either a herniated disk or […] More

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    Osteoporosis – 10 Things You Need to Know

    There are countless disorders and conditions that can affect us as we age. Sometimes the worst conditions are the ones you can’t see. Suffering from an invisible threat makes diagnosis and treatment much more difficult. So, if you’ve ever worried about your bone health you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got information about what […] More

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    Testicular Torsion – 8 Things You Should Know

    If you have testicles, you’ve probably heard of testicular torsion. It’s one of those locker room myths, where a friend of a friend lost a testicle playing football. As it turns out, it’s not really that mythic, and it can happen to anyone. Despite the associated dangers, we have useful information to make this condition […] More

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    What Does Measles Look Like

    Finding out that you or your child have measles can be frightening. This highly contagious disease can leave those infected feeling very sick for weeks. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 1 in 4 people who get measles in the U.S. end up in the hospital. Children under the age of 5 […] More

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    10 Symptoms of Measles

    Measles is a very serious and contagious disease that can be vaccinated against in most healthy individuals over the age of one. People who have been infected with the measles can unknowingly spread it prior to any symptoms appearing. The measles can even be deadly especially for infants, children, the elderly, and individuals with compromised […] More

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    9 Common STD Symptoms in Men

    Men often find it difficult to talk about STDs and sexual health. But it’s important to have an open, honest conversation with your healthcare provider about any symptoms you are experiencing. Recognizing common symptoms of STD infections and understanding how to prevent the transmission of STDs is critical to your health and that of your […] More

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    10 Common STD Symptoms in Women

    According to STDcheck.com, the majority of STDs do not come with any symptoms. If there are symptoms, they are often obscure or mirror common flu-like symptoms that could indicate any number of conditions. Testing is usually required to determine if the cause is due to a sexually transmitted disease. STD symptoms in women are likely […] More

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    Diverticulitis Diet – 10 Worst Diverticulitis Foods

    Diverticulitis is an inflammatory bowel disease. In the lining of the large intestine or colon, protruding pouches sometimes form in weak spots. These pouches are called diverticula and the condition is called diverticulosis. Having diverticulosis is quite common, especially for people over the age of forty. If existing diverticula, or bulging pouches, get inflamed or […] More

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    Common Herpes Questions – Answered

    The terms “herpes,” “genital herpes,” and “cold sores” are often discussed in relation to one another and can be confusing. Herpes can infect both the mouth or the genitals. It is can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact with an infected body part or during vaginal, oral, or anal sex. According to the National Institutes of […] More

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