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What To Know About Kidney Pain

The kidneys help filter the blood, including by filtering out harmful substances such as alcohol. Moderate drinking should not cause kidney pain, but binge drinking or frequent drinking may cause kidney problems. Kidney pain usually appears in the back, on either side of the spine, just under the ribs. A person who experiences this type of pain, especially if it ...

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Vaping Kills Too?!

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that it identified 193 cases of severe lung illnesses, which are potentially linked to vaping. Further, the patient in one of those cases — involving patients aged 17 to 38 and recorded between June 28th and August 20th this year — died in Illinois after being hospitalized. While one of ...

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Does Taking Fish Oil Do Any Good?

Fish oil is one of the most commonly used supplements and the shiny yellow capsules are a common sight in many households. Fish oil is supposed to boost immunity and improve your overall health. But did you know it is excellent for your eyesight? With age, the central portion of the eye, the macula, starts degenerating which slowly leads to ...

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Here’s to Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are common and usually treatable without surgery. However, in severe cases, people may need a small medical procedure to treat an ingrown toenail. If they notice them at an early stage, people can treat ingrown nails at home. However, in severe cases — especially when the nail has become infected — people may need to see a doctor ...

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Apple & Amazon’s Newest Health Tech Is Changing Healthcare

Big tech companies like Apple, Amazon and Google are intensely focusing their efforts and heavily investing in fighting diabetes as another possible revenue source. Health tech is big business and projected to reach $149 billion by 2025, with the diabetes device market set to claim around $38 billion by 2026. Could this be the best chance for African-Americans who over ...

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5 Neck Pain Tricks We’re Using From Now On…

Stiff neck? The area above your shoulders is one that commonly holds tension, especially if you’re sitting at a desk all day (with sub-par posture) or constantly staring down at your phone screen. According to research, neck pain may feel like a “kink,” stiffness or severe pain. This pain may spread to the shoulders, upper back or arms, or it ...

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Vision Problems Are Common… Should You Be Worried?

Cataracts… What Are They And Should You Be Worried? Cataracts are a common eye condition that can cloud your vision. The clouding or discoloration of the eye’s lens caused by natural proteins that build up as we age. Cataracts can start to develop during middle age but you may not notice any symptoms until later in life. 90 percent of ...

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Your Blood Pressure Questions Are Finally Answered

Almost half of American adults have high blood pressure, or hypertension. It’s often called the “silent killer” because people often don’t have any symptoms and many don’t know they have it. What is blood pressure? Blood pressure refers to the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, according to the American Heart Association. When your heart beats, it pumps ...

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Link Between Blood Pressure And Dementia

Staying sharp and warding off dementia might rely, in part, on doing your best to keep high blood pressure at bay. So finds a new study that suggests strict control of hypertension may help prevent dementia. In the study, researchers at the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) used MRIs to scan the brains of hundreds of ...

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Second Leading Cause Of Cancer

The American Cancer Society reports that an estimated 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer and an estimated 31,620 prostate-related deaths will occur in the United States this year. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men and is the second leading cause of cancer death for this group behind lung cancer. It develops mainly ...

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