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5. Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that often starts in childhood but can occur for the first time in adulthood, even later in life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 18.4 million adults and 6.2 million children in the United States have asthma.
Asthma causes inflammation in the

4. Noncancerous Skin Conditions

Among the infinite number of conditions that could do harm to your skin are the 30+ discussed in this chapter. They range (alphabetically) from athlete’s foot to wrinkles.
Athlete’s Foot
Bacterial and fungal infections (including athlete’s foot) develop because feet spend a lot of time in the perfect breeding ground of warm,

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of topical conditions. In fact, aloe gel was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gel is composed of 95 to

Migraine Symptoms: Treatment (and Prevention) Tips

Migraine Symptoms: Treatment (and Prevention) Tips

People who suffer migraine symptoms know they can include an intense pulsing or throbbing ache on the front or side of the head. The pain can last anywhere from four to 72 hours, and it’s severe enough for many sufferers to describe it as feeling like a vise grip is

Cold Extremities: Why Do I Have Cold Hands and Feet?

Cold Extremities: Why Do I Have Cold Hands and Feet?

If you’re starting to experience cold extremities more frequently these days, you may want to share those symptoms with your doctor at your next visit. Chances are there is nothing seriously wrong with your health to trigger chilly fingers and toes. But because circulation problems may be to blame, it’s

Is a Low Heart Rate Dangerous?

Is a Low Heart Rate Dangerous?

A low heart rate may be a sign of an efficiently working heart. Or, if the rate becomes too slow, a low heart rate could be a sign of health complications down the road.

A normal or healthy resting heart rate for an adult is between 60 and 100 beats a

6. Stress and Anxiety Treatment—Medical Options

Now that you know the causes and effects of stress and anxiety, it’s time to learn how to deal with them. Don’t despair: Both are highly treatable. Many of the ill effects caused by anxiety and stress can be reversed (or at least improved) by treating the causes of your

Are Your Meds Making You Depressed?

A recent study (Journal of the American Medical Association, June 12) suggests that more than one-third of U.S. adults may be using prescription medications that have the potential to cause depression. The data also underline a trend of increasing polypharmacy (the simultaneous use of more than one drug) involving these

Medications on Your Mind

Before 1942, many Americans died from the simplest infections. Then something miraculous happened: Penicillin came into use and dramatically changed the health-care landscape. Since then, the development of medications has exploded, ushering in incredible advances in quality of life and survival.

Depression Is a Common Side Effect. But there is a

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