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What is Fifths Disease?

A virus causes fifth disease. It often results in a red rash on the arms, legs, and cheeks. For this reason, it’s also known as “slapped cheek disease. ” It’s fairly common and...

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What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which is where hair growth begins. The damage to the follicle is...

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What Is Inversion Therapy?

Inversion therapy is a kind of technique wherein an individual is suspended in an upside down position to stretch the spine and get relief from back pain. It may be beneficial for individuals who suffer from sciatica, persistent lower back pain, poor circulation in the body, and scoliosis. Read on to learn more about inversion therapy.

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What is the Xiphoid Process

The xiphoid process is the smallest region of the sternum, or breastbone. It’s made up of cartilage at birth but develops into bone in adulthood. It’s located where the lower...

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How Nurses are Fighting the Worldwide Opioid Crisis

Nurses have been doing a lot to fight the opioid crisis that is affecting so many, making them in the frontline of countering this worldwide crisis. Keep reading to learn more about what exactly nurses are doing in an effort to end the crisis that affects millions.

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Is There a Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Speech?

There have been a few studies conducted to confirm the connection between speech and obstructive sleep apnea. Keep reading to learn more about the link between speech disorders and sleep apnea.

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What is Trypophobia?

Trypophobia is a fear or disgust of closely-packed holes. People who have it feel queasy when looking at surfaces that have small holes gathered close together. For example,...

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Breakthrough Research on Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

A study, which was recently published in the Natural Communications journal, outlines a major breakthrough in research around facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, also known as FSHD. Keep reading to learn more about what researchers have found out about the gene that causes FSHD.

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Why an Alzheimer's Patient May Be Violent

An issue that some Alzheimer's patients face is violent and aggressive behavior toward friends and family. There are a few reasons why an Alzheimer's patient may lash out, and when they do, it should be handled delicately. Keep reading to learn more about the violent behavior found in Alzheimer's patients and how caregivers should handle it.

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How People with Rheumatoid Arthritis May Benefit from a Mediterranean-style Diet

Recently, a study published in the Journal of American Dietetic Association found that those eating a Mediterranean diet fared much better than those eating other diets, including vegetarian ones.