health--medical

  • Battle Of The Sexes: How Men And Women Differ In Orthopedic Injuries

    Plenty of old playground rhymes state that men and women are different enough to have come from different planets, but there are plenty of real-life corollaries to these silly exaggerations -- like in orthopedics. Men and women tend to be proven to different orthopedic injuries -- so how do you know which areas to be most cautious with? If you're wondering which areas of your body you should protect against orthopedic injury the most, then here's what you need to know.
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  • Why Women With Large Fibroids Should Consider A Myomectomy As A Treatment Option

    Gynecology is the branch of medicine that deals with the reproductive system and women's health. Fibroids are a common condition that affects women. However, they become a major health risk when the tumors become too large. What are Uterine Fibroids? Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors that grow on the inside or outside of the uterus. The growth pattern for these tumors tend to vary. Fibroids can stay the same size, grow slowly or go through a rapid growth spurt.
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  • Are Your Moles Cancerous?

    You may be confused or concerned when you see a new mole on your body, since you likely know that some moles can signal the skin cancer called melanoma. However, less than one percent of all moles turn out to be cancerous. While this statistic may help you breathe a sigh of relief over a new mole, remember that it is important to have all moles, including new and existing ones, checked over by a dermatologist every year.
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  • Pros And Cons Of Electric Wheelchairs

    If you are in need of a new wheelchair, there are many types to consider. One of the most popular varieties is an electric wheelchair. Before you commit to this purchase, make sure it is the right option for you. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide. Pro: They are more comfortable One of the top reasons people choose an electric wheelchair over a manual one is that they tend to be more comfortable.
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  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis Of The Foot And Ankle: Cause, Symptoms And Treatments

    Arthritis is a general term for a range of diseases and conditions that are the result of inflammation of the joints. There are several types of arthritis that can affect the foot and ankle, including posttraumatic arthritis, which typically develops after an injury to the foot or ankle, such as a fracture or dislocation. Cause of Post-traumatic Arthritis Post-traumatic foot and ankle arthritis is often the result of injuries to the foot and/or ankle.
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  • 3 Illnesses That Can Be Affected By Food

    Dealing with food allergies is a very common problem for many people. In fact, about 15 million people in the United States have some sort of food allergy. But what many people don't understand is that even if you don't have a food allergy you might still have adverse reactions to foods. There are certain demographics of people who should avoid certain foods to help keep themselves healthy. Here are some things that you need to know about certain food groups affecting people with existing health problems.
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  • Delayed Readers And Vision: Understanding Eye Tracking Issues

    Delayed reading can be frustrating for a child and frightening for the parents. There can be many reasons for delayed reading, but one often overlooked cause is eye tracking issues. Children with tracking issues cannot focus their eyes properly on the words, which can make reading difficult or even impossible. Fortunately, the condition is usually repairable with vision therapy. The following signs are what you need to look for if you suspect a tracking problem in your child.
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  • Making Sense of Cholesterol and Heart Disease

    How bad is bad cholesterol and why does your body still need it? Why is too much good cholesterol bad for you? Understanding cholesterol, why your body needs it and why it can kill you, can be confusing. It's all about balance. Here is how cholesterol contributes to your health and heart disease. How Your Body Gets and Uses Cholesterol Your body uses cholesterol in your cell walls to produce vitamin D and various hormones.
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  • Aging Hands: Turn Back The Clock

    When a person thinks about aging, they think about wrinkles and crow's feet around their eyes. However, aging can easily occur in other places on the body as well – in particular, your hands. Read on to learn more about why and how your hands age and what you can do about it. Understanding Why Your Hands Age Most people realize the importance of protecting their face from the sun so that it doesn't get burned by UV rays, which can cause premature aging.
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  • What'd You Say?! Surprising Answers To Hearing Aid Questions

    With so much information readily available online, it is fairly easy to assume you are educated about anything. This is especially true when it comes to hearing loss and the various types of hearing aids and devices that you can get. Unfortunately, what you think is factual may not always be the truth. There are a lot of misleading answers you can encounter when searching for information on the Internet. Here are a few surprising answers to some of the most frequently asked questions concerning hearing aids.
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