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Developing a NEW allergy

Developing a new allergy as an adult can be surprising, and frustrating. However, this phenomenon is becoming increasingly common for adults in every age group — even seniors — whether the allergy is to certain foods, pet dander, or a seasonal trigger like pollen. There is no one explanation for the increasing incidence of adult-onset allergies; theories range […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Common Eating Disorders

Do you know what to look for? Over 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from an eating disorder. Eating disorders can lead to serious physical health problems and cause considerable mental distress, so it’s important to recognize the signs early and seek treatment. Recognizing an eating disorder in a loved one is not always […]

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Asthma Asthma Asthma

Asthma is a lung condition that inflames, narrows, and swells the airways. It also produces extra mucus, making it difficult to breathe. Even if you don’t have symptoms all the time, you may still have asthma if environmental triggers cause you to wheeze and cough. Read on to learn more about asthma, find out how to […]

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Fatigued?

What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is unexplained, persistent fatigue that isn’t helped by rest and can be made worse by extra activity. It’s also called systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID), and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME): Myalgic: Aches in muscles. Encephalomyelitis: Inflammation of the central nervous system. When inflammation is present with fatigue, the […]

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How to Handle Seasonal Allergies as an adult.

If certain times of year signal the start of a runny nose and itchy eyes, you likely have seasonal allergies. Millions of people around the world suffer from hay fever (allergic rhinitis), which is an allergy triggered by pollen or mold spores. Seasonal allergies are annoying, but the right medications can help to reduce your symptoms […]

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Integrative Medicine

Over 30 of American adults use medical approaches outside of mainstream Western, or conventional, medicine. Those who are interested in applying complementary treatments for their health and wellbeing can seek a care provider who practices integrative medicine. What is an integrative medicine physician? Any healthcare provider can claim to be “integrative.” However, an integrative medicine physician […]

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Hepatitis B, know your liver!

Most illnesses make themselves apparent soon after you contact them. Whether it’s coughing and congestion from cold or nausea from the stomach flu, you usually know you are sick after you become ill. Sometimes, though, that isn’t the case. Hepatitis B, a virus that causes inflammation of the liver, often does not cause any symptoms, making it difficult […]

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Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes can be a complicated condition. There are two different types, each of which has its causes, risk factors, and treatment options. Type 1 diabetes is the less common form of diabetes in the United States today — only about 1 in 20 people with diabetes have type 1. However, it’s the most common form of the […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis can be managed…

Rheumatoid arthritis is ongoing and debilitating and potentially disfiguring, but it can be managed and minimized with a proactive effort on your part. You’ve got this! Your immune system works hard to keep you disease-free. Sometimes, however, your defenses go awry, and your immune system attacks the healthy tissues in your body by mistake. Conditions […]

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Tips for Decoding Your Medical Bills

A billing error can be expensive and may even cause your insurance provider to deny a claim it might otherwise pay. Decoding your own medical bills, however, is not an adventure for the faint of heart. Medical bills are a tangled web of confusing codes, disjointed notes, and potentially unfamiliar language. Still, understanding your medical […]