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7 benefits of rooibos tea

7 benefits of rooibos tea

Rooibos (pronounced ROY-boss) tea is a red herbal tea that comes from the fermented leaves of the Aspalathus linearis shrub, a plant native to South Africa. Many people enjoy it as an alternative to green or black tea. Unfermented green rooibos tea is also available. Rooibos tea has a sweet, delicate, and earthy flavor. It […]

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What is a TENS unit and does it work?

What is a TENS unit and does it work?

A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a battery-operated device that some people use to treat pain. TENS units work by delivering small electrical impulses through electrodes that have adhesive pads to attach them to a person’s skin. These electrical impulses flood the nervous system, reducing its ability to transmit pain signals to the […]

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Could singing relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s?

Could singing relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s?

According to a recent pilot study, singing therapy might reduce some of the difficult-to-treat motor and mood symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. There’s more to singing than meets the ear. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. Because Parkinson’s predominantly affects older adults, as the population of […]

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What are the symptoms of diabetes?

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition that reduces a person’s ability to use insulin to process glucose in the blood. The condition takes different forms, and each type produces varying symptoms. Some types may not produce any symptoms, making them harder to detect. People with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin at all, and those with […]

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What are the types of atrial fibrillation?

What are the types of atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, that often causes the heart to beat at an abnormally fast rate. Doctors need to determine which type of atrial fibrillation a person has to choose the best treatment option for them. The three main types of atrial fibrillation (A-fib) are paroxysmal, persistent, and long-term […]

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What is atrial fibrillation?

What is atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm, also known as an arrhythmia. Blood flow from the top chambers of the heart to the bottom chambers varies from beat to beat, and the heart cannot pump blood to the rest of the body efficiently. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that between 2.7 […]

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How does a doctor diagnose atrial fibrillation?

How does a doctor diagnose atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is a heart disorder that causes an irregular heart rhythm known as arrhythmia. It can often make the heart beat faster, which can reduce the blood supply to the rest of the body. Early diagnosis helps reduce the risk of severe complications, such as stroke or heart failure. A doctor may perform one […]

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What happens during atrial fibrillation?

What happens during atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation or A-fib is a condition where the heart has an irregular rhythm. It is caused by a malfunction in the conduction of electricity in the upper chambers or atria of the heart. A range of conditions that can cause changes in the electrical conduction system of the heart or the muscle around it […]

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FDA Says Primatene Mist Inhaler is Back for Asthmatics

FDA Says Primatene Mist Inhaler is Back for Asthmatics

A new version of an over-the-counter asthma inhaler that was taken off the market in 2011 has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Latest Asthma News U.S. sales of Primatene Mist were halted because it contained chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants, which deplete the ozone layer. The new version contains hydrofluoroalkane propellants, which are […]

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Untreated Hearing Loss Can Be Costly for Seniors

Untreated Hearing Loss Can Be Costly for Seniors

Latest Hearing News THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Having hearing loss and not knowing it might translate into higher medical bills and other health problems for many seniors, two new studies suggest. In one study, researchers analyzed data from more than 77,000 U.S. patients with untreated age-related hearing loss, and compared them to […]