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Holiday Diabetes Awareness

November is diabetes awareness month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and one in four…

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Heart?

Some studies have linked moderate alcohol consumption with decreased heart disease risk. Other studies, however, have linked drinking alcoholic beverages with an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. The only way…

Itching During Pregnancy? You May Have Cholestasis

Some women experience severe itching of the hands and feet during late pregnancy. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), a liver disease that affects digestive fluid, may be the culprit. According…

Understanding Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, at least 40 million adults (ages 18 and older) in the United States suffer from anxiety every year. There are many…

What is a Miscarriage?

Miscarriage, also known as early pregnancy loss, is the spontaneous end of pregnancy within the first 20 weeks of gestation. Women miscarry for a variety of reasons, few of which…

What to Do if Your Child Swallows a Foreign Object?

Doctors call it “foreign body ingestion,” but for most parents and caregivers, the phenomenon is more frequently referred to as, “He swallowed what?!” You can take every precaution, but sometimes,…

Giardia: Causes and Symptoms

Giardia, also known as giardiasis, is an infection of the small intestine that is caused by a microscopic parasite called Giardia intestinalis. This parasite lives in food, water and soil,…

How to Reduce the Risk of Blood Clots During Travel

Long periods of travel can increase your risk of developing blood clots, which, in some cases, cause serious or even life-threatening complications.  Knowing the symptoms is important, as you should…

Summertime Flu: Symptoms and Possible Causes

Flu season — the time of year when influenza epidemics are most common — generally occurs during the fall and winter seasons. You can contract the influenza virus at any…

How to Treat Scraped Knees at Home

Scraped knees are a childhood rite of passage. No matter how common these minor injuries may be, however, parents are bound to be worried about how to treat them properly.…