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High Blood Pressure: What Are The Symptoms?

High Blood Pressure: What Are The Symptoms?

Hypertension can be asymptomatic that’s why it is called the “silent killer” Usual symptoms of having high blood pressure include blurred vision, chest pains, headaches and nosebleeds — though these can also be symptoms of an underlying medical condition. Having regular blood pressure readings can help you manage hypertension. High blood pressure is when the...

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Everything You Need To Know About Osteoarthritis

Everything You Need To Know About Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage tissues deteriorate, causing bone-on-bone contact. The most common symptoms of osteoarthritis include joint pain and stiffness, and problems moving the joint.  Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis. This condition occurs when the cartilage tissues in one or more joints deteriorate, causing bones within the joint...

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Classification, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Leukemia [Video]

Classification, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Leukemia [Video]

Leukemia is a kind of cancer in which the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells. Diagnosis of leukemia can be through physical exams, blood tests, bone marrow biopsy, and spinal tap. The treatment for leukemia can include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem transplant. How does leukemia form? The bone marrow produces blood cells, including...

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The 3 Most Common Sleeping Positions and How They Affect Your Health

The 3 Most Common Sleeping Positions and How They Affect Your Health

Sleep position is a matter of preference but it surely has an impact on your health. Sleeping on your left side provides a lot of health benefits, including better digestion while sleeping on your back helps your spine stay aligned. Sleeping on your stomach is highly discouraged because it hurts your back and neck and...

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4 Essential Nutrients to Boost Your Immunity [Video]

4 Essential Nutrients to Boost Your Immunity [Video]

The immune system prevents viruses and bacteria from entering our body and hinders them from growing inside. People who are malnourished or are overweight have compromised immune systems. Consuming protein, vitamins and phytonutrients, probiotics, prebiotics, and omega-3 fatty acids is crucial in boosting immunity. Our immune system defends our body from viral infections. It has...

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7 Healthy Bedtime Snacks that Improve Your Resting Metabolism

7 Healthy Bedtime Snacks that Improve Your Resting Metabolism

Having a small healthy snack before bedtime may improve your sleep and metabolism. A healthy bedtime snack can also prevent extreme hunger upon waking up. The optimal bedtime snack should include a mix of fiber-rich carbs and protein and should fall between 150 to 250 calories. Want to improve your metabolism? Nutritionist Rania Batayneh, M.P.H....

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Engaging In Hobbies Reduces The Chances Of Depression, Helps Patients Recover

Engaging In Hobbies Reduces The Chances Of Depression, Helps Patients Recover

There is a 32% reduced probability of developing depression in people who engaged in hobbies or past time activities, research proves. These “hobbies” include handicrafts that range from carpentry to hand sewing, community volunteering, and making music. Increased exposure to nature, anticipating and planning for future vacations, and listening to or making music reduce the...

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Tips To Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time During Pandemic

Tips To Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time During Pandemic

Screen time has increased from 10 hours to 13 hours as pandemic restrictions have brought work and school to home. The 20-20-20 approach is recommended: every 20 minutes spent at a screen, you must take a break and look 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. Blink every now and then to prevent...

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11 Common Causes of Right Side Abdominal Pain

11 Common Causes of Right Side Abdominal Pain

Most causes of pain on the right side of the abdomen are harmless. Appendicitis is the most common suspect for right side abdominal pain. Pain that hinders you from sitting up may be a sign of a more serious health condition.  Several things can cause pain on the right side of your abdomen. While most...

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9 Crucial Reasons Why You Should Consult Your Doctor Before Taking Supplements

9 Crucial Reasons Why You Should Consult Your Doctor Before Taking Supplements

The USDA doesn’t regulate supplements as rigorously as prescription medicines and other foods.  Some supplements may interact with your current medications and cause harmful health effects.  Consulting a doctor before taking any supplements is crucial. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate supplements in the same way it does for prescription medicines...