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What can cause shoulder pain?

What can cause shoulder pain?

The shoulder is a very flexible joint that is made up of several tendons, ligaments, and muscles that all work together. Should pain can result from injuries, general wear and tear, and a number of inflammatory conditions. The shoulder comprises three bones: the humerus, which is the upper arm bone the scapula, which is the […]

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What to know about fish roe

What to know about fish roe

Roe are fully ripe eggs from fish and other marine animals. In food, roe refers to the eggs as a dish or garnish. There are a few different ways to prepare roe, depending on the type of eggs and what flavor profile best suits them. Roe can be both a fresh and cooked ingredient. Fish […]

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What to know about a broken nose

What to know about a broken nose

A broken nose is a common facial injury. Symptoms typically include pain and swelling around the nose, bleeding, nasal discharge, and difficulty breathing. A broken nose, or nasal fracture, is when a bone in the nose becomes cracked or broken. There may also be damage to the connective tissue, or cartilage, inside the nose. A […]

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What to know about vitamin K-2

What to know about vitamin K-2

Vitamin K is an essential vitamin that supports blood clotting and healthy bones. It occurs in two forms, K-1 and K-2.Vitamin K-1 is the primary form, and it mainly comes from leafy green vegetables. Vitamin K-2 occurs in animal proteins and fermented foods. The bacteria in the human gut also produce small quantities of K-2. […]

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Bruised heels and how to treat them

Bruised heels and how to treat them

A bruised heel happens when an injury crushes blood vessels in the muscles and soft tissue of the heel. Repetitive movements and overuse injuries, such as from jogging in ill-fitting shoes, can cause this bruising. In most cases, elevation, ice, and rest can ease the pain. A bruise to the heel, sometimes called a heel […]

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What causes Achilles tendon pain?

What causes Achilles tendon pain?

The Achilles tendon connects the heel bone to the calf muscles at the back of the ankle. Pain in this tendon can result from a tear or rupture of the tendon or from tendinitis, which doctors may also refer to as tendinosis or tendinopathy. The Achilles tendon is a bundle of strong fibers that support […]

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Osteoporosis: New tools help pinpoint potential risk genes

Osteoporosis: New tools help pinpoint potential risk genes

A combination of powerful tools has helped scientists identify two new genes that could contribute to osteoporosis through their effect on bone density. The finding could lead to better treatments for the bone-weakening disease. It may soon be possible to predict osteoporosis before it develops. The study, by researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia […]