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Early Flu Symptoms: Common Warning Signs—and How to React

Early Flu Symptoms: Common Warning Signs—and How to React

Every year, between 5 percent and 20 percent of the U.S. population contracts the influenza virus, tens of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands die from flu-related illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Therefore, it’s critically important to recognize the first symptoms of flu—and seek medical attention quickly. Waiting for

Graves’ Disease: Do These Symptoms Sound Familiar?

Graves’ Disease: Do These Symptoms Sound Familiar?

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). And it’s not particularly rare: It affects 1 in 200 Americans. If untreated, Graves’ disease can cause serious health issues within many of the body’s systems—and it even can prove fatal.

Graves’ disease is up to eight times more common

How Long Is the Flu Contagious?

How Long Is the Flu Contagious?

If you’re among those who, unfortunately, become infected with the influenza virus, the first questions you’ll no doubt ask will be “How long will I suffer with symptoms?” and “How long is flu contagious?”

According to a national survey conducted in 2013, confusion abounds when it comes to flu facts.

9. Diseases and Disorders of the Colon

After the small intestine, digested food moves through the six-foot-long large intestine (also known as the colon) where water, some nutrients, and electrolytes are absorbed. The remaining solid waste then travels from the colon into the rectum as stool. It is in the colon where people suffer from many of

Sorting Out Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms

Sorting Out Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms

Among the potential causes of extreme fatigue is a condition called chronic fatigue syndrome. Symptoms are affecting more of us than you might imagine. More than 1 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among adults,

Catch Glaucoma Before Symptoms Show to Slow Disease Progression

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) causes damage to the optic nerve, resulting in impaired vision. Glaucoma accounts for as much as 12 percent of all cases of blindness in the U.S., and it is the leading cause of blindness among African Americans, according to

Early Diagnosis, Treatment Can Limit Vision Loss from Glaucoma

As many as four million Americans have glaucoma, a disease that can lead to blindness if untreated—but half of them don’t know they have it, since there are rarely any warning signs. The good news is that glaucoma can be detected during a routine eye exam.

“By definition, glaucoma is caused

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