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What Causes Gallstones?

Gallstones are solid deposits in the gallbladder, a small pear-shaped organ that sits beneath the liver. The gallbladder has a simple function: to store and concentrate bile, a digestive enzyme made by the liver. In the United States, between 1 and 3 percent of adults develop gallstones each year and … Read More

Thinning Hair Can Have Myriad Causes

Forget using the hair you see in your hairbrush or bathroom sink as a gauge of thinning hair.  It’s normal to lose 50 to 100 strands of hair a day, says the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA). What makes thinning hair diagnosable is evidence of bald patches and sections … Read More

Tick-Borne Diseases: 12 Types to Beware

Want to know something that really grosses me out? Ticks. These tiny pests hide in tall grass or bushes, waiting to jump on their next meal. They’re not picky about who they choose—any mammal, reptile, or bird will do. Then, bam! They’re on you, grabbing hold with their little hypostomes … Read More

Is Skin Cancer Itchy?

Is skin cancer itchy? The easy answer to this question is, “No, itchy skin by itself is not likely to be a symptom of skin cancer,” but it’s important to look beyond the easiest answer. Each type of cancer has its own set of symptoms, and there is some overlap … Read More

When Do You Need a Bone Marrow Test?

Your recent blood tests have produced some troubling results. Maybe your red blood cell count is too low. Or, perhaps your platelet level is too high. In either case, your physician may order a bone marrow test to try to identify what’s causing these abnormalities or to diagnose other potential … Read More

17 CoQ10 Benefits You Can Enjoy Yourself

CoQ10, or Coenzyme Q 10, is a naturally-produced enzyme found in the mitochondria in every cell of your body. CoQ10 is needed to make ATP, the major energy source needed for cell growth, maintenance and to power several of the body’s biological processes. CoQ10 also functions as an antioxidant, which … Read More

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