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Could It Be a Herniated Disc?

Neck or lower back pain can be frustrating, especially when you don’t know the cause. Did you pull a muscle when you twisted the wrong way last week, or did you sleep in a weird position? If the pain radiates throughout other parts of your body, it might be due to a herniated disc.  What Is a...

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Bone & Joint Health
Spine Care
Chronic Pain
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5 Common Types of OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric condition that causes people to have distressing and repetitive thoughts (obsessions) that often lead to an action they feel the need to perform (compulsions). They may need to do these compulsions once or repeatedly until they feel more at ease...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
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What You Need to Know Before Getting a Mammogram

The five-year survival rate of breast cancer is nearly 100% when detected early. However, symptoms don’t tend to show up until the cancer has grown, so how are you supposed to find it in its beginning stages? Mammograms allow doctors to detect even the slightest changes in your breast tissue and...

Breast Cancer
Oncology
Imaging
Women's Health
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Top 5 Benefits of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy, a combination of functional exercises and education about the way your body moves, has a wide array of benefits. Physical therapists can help you reduce chronic pain, recover from an injury, or even step up your game in your chosen sport. So come on—let’s get physical!  1....

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Bone & Joint Health
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5 Spooktacularly Healthy Halloween Snacks

Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time to pull out the spooky decorations and creepy costumes. Unfortunately, this holiday can also bring an excessive amount of added sugar, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We’re sharing our favorite healthy recipes that will have your...

Children's Health
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The Do's and Don'ts of Eating After Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery can change your life, but it’s only the first step in the journey to a healthier lifestyle. After surgery, it’s essential to continue making decisions that will increase the longevity of the procedure’s results and improve your overall well-being. These include getting enough...

Weight Loss
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3 Reasons Women in Labor May Need a C-Section

Many expectant mothers create a birth plan, which details things such as the items of clothing you’ll wear during labor, how you will manage pain, and how you would like to deliver. However, birth can be unpredictable, and a medically necessary cesarean section can alter your plans. Here are some...

Maternity
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Why It's Important to Catch Prostate Cancer Early

About 1 in every 9 men will develop prostate cancer during his life. However, many cases progress so slowly that doctors may only recommend active surveillance rather than treatment. Some cases go entirely unnoticed. Should you even consider screening? Read on. How Essential Is Early Detection?  ...

Men's Health
Oncology
Healthy Aging
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3 Scientific Reasons Why You Should Do Yoga

Unrolling your mat, playing some soothing music, and bending into child’s pose always serves to relax you. The sense of calm that comes after a good yoga flow seems like a reward in itself, but yoga can actually have some profound effects on your health. Even better: these benefits are rooted in...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Cardiovascular Care
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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Can Smartwatches Detect AFib Accurately?

From playing music to receiving calls and texts, it seems like your smartwatch can do anything nowadays. Apple is trying to take it a step further with claims that the Apple Watch can detect the signs of atrial fibrillation, but is this tech something you can trust?  What Is Atrial Fibrillation? ...

Cardiovascular Care