Ticks are eight-legged arachnids—meaning they’re not actually insects—that feed on the blood of mammals. When they feed, they usually spread disease. Nasty critters. If you’ve experienced the discovery of a tick on your pooch, your instinct likely was: Grab it! Before you dig in, though, it helps to know how
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Most nose bleeds occur on the front of the nasal septum—the tissue that separates the two sides of the nose. Other types happen higher on the septum or deeper in the nose, which makes them harder to control. However, they are rarely, if ever, life-threatening.
Causes of Nose Bleeds
They often occur
Nasal polyps are benign, soft-tissue lesions in the nose or sinuses. These grape-like swellings of the mucous membrane (mucosa) that lines the airways can cause unpleasant nasal symptoms or airway obstruction. Many people are unaware, in the early stages, that they have them. Nasal polyps affect up to 4 percent
Q. I fell getting out of the bathtub and fractured my wrist last year, and a friend said the fracture could be a sign that I have osteoporosis. Is she correct?
A. Your friend is correct—your broken wrist could signal possible osteoporosis. In fact, osteoporosis-related wrist fractures represent about 250,000 fractures