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Kidney Cancer: What to do after diagnosis

Kidney Cancer: What to do after diagnosis

The American Cancer Society notes that by 2021, more than 76,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with kidney cancer. The toughest part of having kidney cancer is right after diagnosis. After kidney cancer diagnosis, there are some steps you could take to help you cope with, and manage and treat your condition. The prevalence...

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Psoriatic Arthritis: How to Ease Morning Stiffness

Psoriatic Arthritis: How to Ease Morning Stiffness

Morning joint stiffness is a common symptom of psoriatic arthritis. The morning stiffness may be due to the buildup of inflammation overnight.  Stretching and applying heat to the stiff area can help relieve the symptom.  It’s common for people with psoriatic arthritis to experience morning joint stiffness because the condition causes joint swelling and inflammation...

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5 Strength Training Benefits for People With Diabetes

5 Strength Training Benefits for People With Diabetes

Managing diabetes requires a well-rounded fitness plan that includes different types of exercise like aerobic workouts and strength training. Also known as resistance training, strength training includes activities that build muscle power, like pushups, running, and the use of resistance bands and free-weight dumbbells. For people with type 2 diabetes, strength training helps the body...

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Thyroid Eye Disease: 7 Symptoms to Look out for

Thyroid Eye Disease: 7 Symptoms to Look out for

Graves’ disease is a condition where the immune system attacks the thyroid gland, resulting in an overactive thyroid gland. Symptoms of the disease are often overlooked because they tend to be similar to symptoms of other common conditions. See your ophthalmologist immediately if you experience symptoms like reddened eyes, dry eyes, bulging eyes, and other...

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Why do I feel dizzy when standing up?

Why do I feel dizzy when standing up?

Feeling dizzy when standing from a sitting position may be caused by Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).  POTS can affect the brain and the heart. The condition may also be genetic.  Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition that causes fatigue or dizziness when standing up from a sitting position. Most people with POTS...

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5 Proven Health Benefits of Spirulina [Video]

5 Proven Health Benefits of Spirulina [Video]

Spirulina or blue-green algae have long been used as a food source, but now are popularly used as a smoothie ingredient. It is a source of many essential nutrients and provides important health benefits. Spirulina can also promote weight loss. Facts About Spirulina Spirulina is a blue-green alga naturally found in freshwater ponds and saltwater...

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How to Make the Most of Daylight Saving Time

How to Make the Most of Daylight Saving Time

While the springtime DST may mean losing one hour of sleep, it also spells out an extra hour of daylight that can help brighten moods. According to research, getting adequate sun exposure boosts mental health by triggering serotonin levels that activate calmness and focus. Going for walks, eating, and socializing outdoors are some activities that...

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The Benefits of a Daily Dose of Vitamin C

The Benefits of a Daily Dose of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin commonly found in various fruits and vegetables, as well as dietary supplements. Taking a dose of vitamin C every day can benefit your health in many ways. Among these include faster wound healing, boosted immunity, reduced signs of aging, and improved eye and heart health. Vitamin C, also known...

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How Are COVID-19 Symptoms Different from Allergies? [Video]

How Are COVID-19 Symptoms Different from Allergies? [Video]

The symptoms of seasonal allergies can overlap with that of Covid-19. It is important to understand the different symptoms of allergies and Covid-19 to distinguish one condition from the other. One significant difference is that allergies don’t usually cause fever. It is allergy season once again and as the temperature becomes warmer, pollens are released...

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Why Do I Feel Sleepy After Drinking Coffee?

Why Do I Feel Sleepy After Drinking Coffee?

Caffeine interferes with adenosine, a chemical that builds up in the body and makes you feel sleepy. Adenosine levels may eventually exceed the volume of caffeine in your body, leading to exhaustion. The best way to combat sleepiness is to combine caffeine with a nap.  The relationship between coffee and energy A recent report by...