The Rising Rate of Depression in the U.S.

Depression has not always been an illness that was easy to talk about, and to this day it still comes with some stigma. Statistics on depression via the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) show that around 9 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from depression in some form. …

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Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Every year it’s the same: people start getting sick and suddenly all of the witch doctors come out. People at the office swear by things like rubbing mentholadum on your feet at night, drinking only certain types of tea, eating lots of onions and garlic and whatever the latest over …

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Mesothelioma Beyond the Lungs

Most people think of malignant mesothelioma as a type of cancer that affects the lungs. While this is true, the lungs aren’t the only organs affected. In fact, it’s possible for malignant mesothelioma tumors to appear in other parts of the body, including the abdominal cavity and the testicles. This …

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Women

Malignant mesothelioma has long been considered a disease of men. This is due in large part to the fact that the disease affects men up to four times more often than women. Additionally, because the disease has such a long incubation period – sometimes as long as forty years – …

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All About Cell-Free Fetal DNA Testing

For the newly pregnant mother, there’s no greater source of anxiety than not knowing whether the baby you are carrying is truly healthy. We all hope for a complication free pregnancy, but fear of genetic disorders or other birth defects are always quite prevalent. Birth defects, as well as genetic …

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Effective Ways To Recover From A Calf Muscle Strain

Calf muscles are situated at the backside of the lower leg and consist of two muscle groups – gastrocnemius (originating above the knee joint) and soleus (originating below the knee joint). Both these muscle groups connect to the knee bone via the Achilles tendon. When these muscles are stretched beyond …

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Common Complications of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most joyous times of a woman’s life, but it can also be a challenging one. The various changes the body undergoes during this time increases the likelihood of developing certain health conditions. It is important you are aware of what they are. Here is a …

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