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Natural home remedies for COPD

Natural home remedies for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a chronic lung condition. It can improve with treatment, and home remedies can relieve coughing, excess mucus production, and other symptoms. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) restricts airflow into and out of the lungs. People with the condition tend to experience shortness of breath and may therefore have difficulty exercising […]

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Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

In the medical world, there is an ongoing debate about the extent to which regularly screening for breast cancer actually improves a person’s chances of survival if cancer is detected. New research tries to settle that debate. Screening for breast cancer brings important benefits, new research concludes. Breast cancer is the most common type of […]

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Tension Headache (Symptoms, Relief, Causes, Treatment)

Tension Headache (Symptoms, Relief, Causes, Treatment)

Tension headache definition and facts Tension headache is the most common type of headache. Although the precise cause of tension headache is unknown, there are factors that seem to contribute to tension headaches, such as Different conditions may contribute to tension headaches such as vision problems or eye strain, overexertion, muscle strains caused by poor […]

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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A lifelong approach to lowering cholesterol, starting in some kids as young as 2, is the United States’ best bet to lower everyone’s risk of heart attack and stroke, according to updated guidelines released Saturday by the American Heart Association (AHA). […]

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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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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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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 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 […]