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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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This Is Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Study Pain

Imagine you have been asked to define pain by your doctor. They might have asked for a rating on a scale from zero, no pain, to 10, unbearable pain. Or you chose from a selection of faces ranging from happy to tearful. Maybe you answer with your words and gestures. You may have even drawn on a human outline found ...

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Pain and gain: Skin nerves anticipate and fight infection

Pinch yourself. If you feel pain, it’s thanks to specialized nerve endings in the skin. And, in a surprising discovery, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine demonstrated that pain-sensing nerves also help fight skin infections and prevent its spread, suggesting a new type of immunity. The findings, based on studies in mice, were published today in the ...

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What is a healthy blood pressure?

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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What Causes Those Random Sharp, Stabbing Pains?

Have you ever been struck by a sudden excruciating pain, concluded you need to get to the hospital, only to be totally fine and pain-free two seconds later?  What causes these pains to appear in the absence of other symptoms or obvious ailments? The sensation of pain has all to do with our sensory nerves. When you burn your finger or cut ...

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