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What Causes Nightmares? 7 Common Triggers

What Causes Nightmares? 7 Common Triggers

You may remember, as a kid, occasionally waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, startled out of your slumber by one of those frighteningly vivid nightmares. Perhaps the experience still pops up from time to time; bad dreams may be more common in children, but

HDL vs. LDL: Which Is the More Important Cholesterol Number?

HDL vs. LDL: Which Is the More Important Cholesterol Number?

You’ve probably heard high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol described as the “good” cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) as the “bad” cholesterol. But when it comes to which type of cholesterol is most important to control, who wins the HDL vs. LDL matchup?

If only it were that simple.

There’s considerable debate in

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

Anaplasmosis Is Gearing Up for the Season

Anaplasmosis Is Gearing Up for the Season

Ticks are nasty bugs that transmit disease, including anaplasmosis. Anaplasmosis is caused by the bacteria Anaplasma phagocytophilum, which the tick shares when it bites a host. Dogs, cats, horses, cattle, and sheep are among the animals that can also be infected with anaplasmosis.

Anaplasmosis is the second-most common tick disease, after

Blurred Vision Is Often a Sign of a Serious Condition

Blurred Vision Is Often a Sign of a Serious Condition

If you’re blessed with the gift of decent eyesight, it can be quite jarring when you first experience a significant period of blurred vision. You’re not sure whether it’s a temporary occurrence or a sign that you might be losing your eyesight.

Blurred vision refers to a lack of sharpness in

7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

When it comes to hypertension symptoms, a low blood pressure diet can be your medicine. Generally speaking, increasing the amount of plant-based foods (especially fruits and vegetables) in your diet is a must for anyone suffering from high blood pressure. Furthermore, research is showing that certain plant foods are especially

Maintain Your Oral Health to Avoid Periodontitis

Maintain Your Oral Health to Avoid Periodontitis

You’ve heard since the time you were small that brushing your teeth is vital to stave off oral hygiene problems. Even so, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that nearly half of all Americans aged 30 and older have some degree of periodontitis (gum disease). The number increases

How to Treat a Bee Sting

How to Treat a Bee Sting

You’re outside on a hot day, minding your own business as you rake around the shrubbery when, out of the blue, you feel the unmistakable jab of an angry bee’s stinger. If you’re lucky, it’s just one. Your first goal is to get the heck away from the scene of

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