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What to do in the event of a heart attack

What to do in the event of a heart attack

Learning to recognize warning signs and risk factors can help people avoid a heart attack. When a person has a heart attack, knowing what to do and acting quickly can help them have a better outcome. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a person has a heart attack every 40 seconds […]

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What is ‘morning wood,’ and why does it happen?

What is ‘morning wood,’ and why does it happen?

“Morning wood” is a slang term that refers to a person having an erect penis when they wake up in the morning. The medical term is nocturnal penile tumescence. Some call it having a nocturnal erection. Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) is not a result of sexual arousal or having a dream relating to sex. Instead, […]

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Causes and treatments for thinning hair

Causes and treatments for thinning hair

As people get older, their hair may start to lose volume and thickness. In some cases, thinning hair is linked with diet, nutrient deficiencies, or hereditary hair loss. In most cases, thinning hair is not linked with overall health concerns. However, it can affect people’s mental health and self-esteem. People can try several treatments and […]

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Tips for sleeping better

Tips for sleeping better

Getting enough good-quality sleep is essential for a person’s physical and mental health. Some simple sleep hygiene practices and home remedies can help people sleep better.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that people aged 18–60 years get 7 or more hours of sleep each night. However, 7–19% of adults in the United […]

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What to know about a blood clot in the arm

What to know about a blood clot in the arm

Blood clots can form in veins throughout the body, including those in the arm. These clots can be dangerous if they dislodge and travel to other parts of the body, so swift treatment is essential. The body forms blood clots in response to a cut, scrape, or injury. If a person sustains an open wound, […]

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What are the benefits of sleeping naked?

What are the benefits of sleeping naked?

Many people wear pajamas, large tees and underwear, or another type of comfortable attire in bed. However, there may be a number of health benefits associated with sleeping naked. In this article, we take a look at some of the potential health benefits of sleeping with nothing on. We also cover some tips for sleeping […]

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What does a hypoechoic thyroid nodule mean?

What does a hypoechoic thyroid nodule mean?

Thyroid nodules are lumps that can develop on the thyroid gland. These nodules are relatively common and are usually harmless, but there is a very low risk of thyroid cancer. The thyroid is a small gland in the front part of the neck that produces hormones to regulate the body’s metabolism. Nodules can develop on […]