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Melasma

Melasma

Melasma facts Melasma is patchy brown skin discoloration that occurs on the face. Melasma causes brown, tan, or blue-gray spots on the face (hyperpigmentation). Melasma is most common in women 20-50 years of age. Melasma is characterized by three location patterns (central face, cheekbone, and jawline). Melasma is caused partly by sun, genetic predisposition, and […]

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Heat Exhaustion

Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion definition and facts Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion is one part of the spectrum of heat-related illnesses that begin with heat cramps, progresses to heat exhaustion, and finally to heat stroke. The body cools itself by sweating and allowing that sweat to evaporate. This requires enough fluid in the body to make sweat, air […]

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Brain Hemorrhage

Brain Hemorrhage

What is a brain hemorrhage? A brain hemorrhage is a type of stroke. A brain hemorrhage is bleeding in or around the brain. It is a form of stroke. Causes of brain hemorrhage include high blood pressure (hypertension), abnormally weak or dilated (aneurysm) blood vessels that leak, drug abuse, and trauma. Many people who experience […]

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Hypermobility Syndrome

Hypermobility Syndrome Knee Pain Knee pain is a common problem that can originate in any of the bony structures compromising the knee joint (femur, tibia, fibula), the kneecap (patella), or the ligaments and cartilage (meniscus) of the knee. Knee pain can be aggravated by exercise, affected by the surrounding muscles and their movements, and be […]

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Bee and Wasp Sting

Bee Sting Treatment When bees or wasps sting a person, they inject venom through their stinger into the skin of the victim. Wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets have stingers without barbs that are usually retracted upon stinging, and these insects can sting people multiple times. The honey bee has a barbed stinger that remains in […]

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Occasional Naps Do a Heart Good, Swiss Study Finds

Occasional Naps Do a Heart Good, Swiss Study Finds

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could grabbing a nap once or twice a week help you live longer? A new study reports the occasional nap appears to cut in half people’s risk of heart attack, strokes and heart disease, compared with folks who never nap. But […]

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Why Weight Gain Often Comes With Age

Why Weight Gain Often Comes With Age

Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It happens to most aging Americans: Excess pounds pile on, despite efforts to eat right and exercise. Now, research in fat cells reveals why it’s so tough to stay slim as you get older. The new findings could point to new ways to treat […]

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Health Tip: Cast Care

Health Tip: Cast Care

(HealthDay News) — Broken bones and injured tendons or ligaments can cause significant pain. Casts and splints are designed to help relieve this pain by limiting movement, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To care for your cast properly, the AAFP offers these suggestions: Cover your cast with a […]

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Prostatitis (Inflammation of the Prostate Gland)

Prostatitis (Inflammation of the Prostate Gland)

Prostatitis definition and facts Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland. The inflammation can be due to an infection as well as other various causes. Prostatitis accounts for nearly 2 million visits per year to outpatient urology practices in the United States. Ten to twelve percent of all men experience prostatitis symptoms. Prostatitis is the […]

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HRT Could Benefit Younger Women After Hysterectomy

HRT Could Benefit Younger Women After Hysterectomy

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Estrogen therapy may help younger women live longer after having their uterus and ovaries surgically removed, new research reports. The study found that when women under 60 received hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after surgery, their risk of dying during the 18-year […]