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What is Multiple Scleroisis?

What is Multiple Scleroisis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) disrupts communication between the brain, nerves, muscles and other parts of the body. It is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath—the protective covering around some nerve cells which speeds transmission of nerve signals. This results in slowing of nerve impulses and

Take Precautions Before Cervical Cancer Symptoms Manifest

Take Precautions Before Cervical Cancer Symptoms Manifest

In years past, cervical cancer was one of the leading causes of cancer death among American women. One of the primary reasons why it was so deadly is because most women experience no cervical cancer symptoms until the disease has spread.

But in the past 30 years, deaths from cervical cancer

Sunburn: How Bad Is It for Your Health?

Sunburn: How Bad Is It for Your Health?

Guess what! I’m a bad mother (well, at least some of the time). The other day I was playing in a pool with my kids. We had finally escaped the winter to a place where the warm sun shone, and our goosebumps dissolved into a distant memory. We were having

Pneumonia Vaccine: It Could Be a Lifesaver

Pneumonia Vaccine: It Could Be a Lifesaver

Pneumonia is often relatively mild in healthy people, but it can be life-threatening for older adults, young children, and people whose immune systems are compromised by disease or medications. The good news is that there is an effective pneumonia vaccine available to fight it. In fact, according to the Centers

Anti-Inflammatory Diet: It Could Be Your Key to Pain Prevention

Anti-Inflammatory Diet: It Could Be Your Key to Pain Prevention

Does an anti-inflammatory diet play a role in pain prevention? It’s a worthy—and natural—strategy, considering that pain management has spawned an opioid crisis—one of the worst public health crises of our time. (See the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services post “HHS Acting Secretary Declares Public Health Emergency to

The Future May Bring a Reliable Bipolar Test

The Future May Bring a Reliable Bipolar Test

If you’re looking for a bipolar test because you’re dealing with mood swings and worried you have early signs of bipolar disease—also called manic depression or manic-depressive disorder—you’re going to be disappointed.  There is no reliable, confirmed diagnostic bipolar test to confirm a diagnosis for the over-the-top shifts in a

Water Filtration Starts at the Municipal Level

Water Filtration Starts at the Municipal Level

More and more people are concerned that tap water isn’t safe so they’re choosing instead to purchase bottled water, believing it has been through “water filtration” and is therefore safer to drink. Maybe. Water filtration isn’t a cut-and-dried process, and bottled water isn’t necessarily the safest choice.

Many methods

Gastritis Diet: Foods That Heal and Foods to Avoid

Gastritis Diet: Foods That Heal and Foods to Avoid

Gastritis is an inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly (acute gastritis), lasting one to three days, or it can be chronic, lasting several days to weeks. Can a gastritis diet help relieve symptoms? Fortunately, it can, as we’ll find out below.

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