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Lupus: The Great Imitator

Apr 25, 2019

Lupus is a tricky disease, masquerading as a variety of conditions. This results in an average of six years between the onset of symptoms and the time a person receives a diagnosis. We’re breaking down the basics of this mysterious condition so you can better track your symptoms. What Is Lupus?...

Bone & Joint Health
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Could Your Baby Have an Ear Infection?

Apr 24, 2019

Baby won’t stop crying, and you’ve tried everything—a diaper change, feeding, rash check. You suspect it might be in response to an ear infection, but you’re wondering if it’s just a behavior they’re picking up as they get older. Ear infections in young children are common, with 5 out of 6 children...

Children's Health
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Are You Too Young for Stroke?

Apr 23, 2019

Whether hearing about the prevalence of stroke on the news or social media, you might have thought, I’m too young to worry about having one of those. While this neurological emergency typically occurs in older populations, more and more younger people are having strokes. One study ending in 2010...

Stroke Care
Emergency Care
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Dealing With PMS? Here's What You Can Do

Apr 23, 2019

You can probably anticipate when your time of the month is approaching by the not-so-desirable signs of PMS that precede it. Whether you experience headaches, bloating, cramps, mood swings, irritability, or one of the several other symptoms, don’t despair! We’ve got some tips and tricks to help you...

Women's Health
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Why Your Time of the Month Isn't On Time

Apr 22, 2019

Whether your period has been irregular for as long as you can remember or it’s significantly early or late all of a sudden, you probably want answers. The likely cause: a hormonal imbalance. Your hormones act as messengers to tell your body when it’s time to ovulate, shed the uterine lining, and...

Women's Health
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7 Low-Intensity Workouts That Actually Make a Difference

Apr 18, 2019

HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, workouts are well-known for their short duration and impactful effects. They focus on bouts of intense exercise interspersed with periods of active recovery. But do you need to reach your maximum every time you work out to get results? Now it’s time to...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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Greeking Out: Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Apr 15, 2019

It seems like a million different fad diets are always circling around in pop culture, but how do you know whether they’re actually healthy? One such meal plan, the Mediterranean diet, has scientific proof backing it. It may all be Greek to you now, but after discovering some of this diet’s...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
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Preeclampsia: What Expectant Mothers Need to Know

Apr 12, 2019

Pregnancy is a joyous, yet probably somewhat uncomfortable, period of change in your life. As your body adjusts to nurture your growing child, you might notice some less-than-welcome changes. One of these might be the onset of a blood pressure disorder known as preeclampsia. Learn more about this...

Emergency Care
Women's Health
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Is Pneumonia an Emergency?

Apr 08, 2019

Like many common illnesses, pneumonia is typically simple to treat. However, under certain circumstances, this illness has the potential to develop into more severe conditions. Learn about pneumonia and what can increase your risk of developing complications so you can be prepared should symptoms...

Emergency Care
Healthy Aging
Children's Health
General Health & Wellness
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Tips for Taking an Autistic Loved One to the ER

Apr 02, 2019

Going to the emergency room under any circumstance can be incredibly stressful. However, bringing someone with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be overwhelming for both of you. People with autism often have sensory issues, which means that the bright lights, loud noises, and large amounts of...

Emergency Care
Children's Health