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  • Have you ever wondered why you have such an itchy buttocks? Well, there are various reasons for a case of itchy buttocks, most of which are no big deal. You can breathe a sigh of relief now.

    Symptoms and Causes of an Itchy Buttocks

    Symptoms and Causes of an Itchy Buttocks

    by Kitty Fields0

  • Symptoms of glaucoma often do not show up until considerable visual loss has occurred. This is not the case for diabetics, however. Someone with diabetes is at much higher risk for vision loss.

    How Does Diabetes Affect Glaucoma?

    How Does Diabetes Affect Glaucoma?

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC7

  • Keratitis is a term used to describe inflammation of the cornea. There can be several reasons for this inflammation. This article discusses the causes and symptoms of keratitis.

    What Is Keratitis? — Causes and Symptoms

    What Is Keratitis? — Causes and Symptoms

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC2

  • Did you know there are three different types of pink eye? Or that this condition is more prevalent in the summer? Here's what you need to know to protect yourself and your family.

    What Is Pink Eye? Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    What Is Pink Eye? Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC17

  • Piles (or haemorrhoids) is a common condition that has been documented as far back as the biblical times. Around 50% of the population will suffer from piles at one point or another by the age of 50.

    What Are Piles? Causes and Treatment

    What Are Piles? Causes and Treatment

    by Jo Alexis-Hagues47

  • Spring is in the air, in spite of the six inches of snow outside, we are looking forward to a long hot summer. It's time to dig out those sexy shoes and sandals, time to uncover and show off those gorgeous legs; but wait, what is going on with the...

    How to Get Rid of Toe Nail Fungus

    How to Get Rid of Toe Nail Fungus

    by Jo Alexis-Hagues30

  • The term “wet brain” is an informal (non-medical) term used to describe a number of irreversible, organic brain diseases related to alcohol that cause mental impairment and physical disabilities.

    Wet Brain: Thiamine, Diet, and Abstinence

    Wet Brain: Thiamine, Diet, and Abstinence

    by Kim Harris41

  • Anemia affects both children and adults. Anemia due to low red blood cell counts is different from leukemia which is a low white blood cell count. Anemia affects the ability of the red cells to carry oxygen to all body organs. Leukemia affects the ability of white cells to fight infections.

    Anemia Types, Symptoms and Treatment

    Anemia Types, Symptoms and Treatment

    by Lela14

  • Most of us think that itchy skin is just a nuisance. However, persistent itchy skin could be a sign of a serious medical condition.

    The Unseen Causes for Itchy Skin

    The Unseen Causes for Itchy Skin

    by Helen Murphy Howell26

  • Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease that can be mild or very serious as it causes inflammation of the liver. Learn about the risk factors and symptoms of the disease, as well as how it is diagnosed and treated.

    Autoimmune Hepatitis Causes Cirrhosis of the Liver

    Autoimmune Hepatitis Causes Cirrhosis of the Liver

    by Pamela Oglesby24

  • There are many different kinds of coughs: productive chest cough, non-productive or dry cough, whooping cough, barking cough, psychogenic cough, and reflex cough. When should you see a doctor?

    Different Types of Coughs and When to See a Doctor

    Different Types of Coughs and When to See a Doctor

    by blairtracy18

  • As we get older, everything in the body begins to break down. The eye is no exception! This article explains the five most common problems that affect the eyes of older adults.

    The Five Most Common Eye Problems in the Elderly

    The Five Most Common Eye Problems in the Elderly

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC19

  • This article is about asthma in general, as well as specific triggers and treatments. Written by an experienced nurse.

    Asthma Triggers and Treatments

    Asthma Triggers and Treatments

    by Pamela Oglesby29

  • The term "color blind" is rather misleading. Those who are affected can still see color, just much differently than those with normal color vision.

    Definition of Color Blindness

    Definition of Color Blindness

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC42

  • Know the following dos and don’ts that will serve you well in case a dental emergency happens to you or a loved one.

    Dental Emergency Dos and Don'ts

    Dental Emergency Dos and Don'ts

    by Gary Salwin0

  • Scratched corneas can be very painful, and if left untreated they can cause vision loss. This article discusses causes, treatments, and information about what the condition feels like for the patient.

    How to Treat a Scratched Cornea

    How to Treat a Scratched Cornea

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC38

  • Cataracts will affect all of us at some point in our lives. This article discusses the symptoms and treatments for different types of senile cataracts that are the result of the aging process.

    Types of Senile Cataracts

    Types of Senile Cataracts

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC0

  • So, you're in the hospital and the alarm on the telemetry monitor is going off. But the staff tells you its nothing but PVCs. What gives?!? Well, PVCs aren't a big deal. Read on to learn why.

    What Is a PVC (Premature Ventricular Contraction)?

    What Is a PVC (Premature Ventricular Contraction)?

    by Qaodust2

  • Teeth grinding is fairly common, but when left untreated can seriously injure the teeth, jaw joint, neck, and spine.. symptoms, causes, & natural treatment..

    How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth

    How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth

    by Kate P8

  • I have had several bowel obstructions, so I've learned a lot about how to recognize the signs and symptoms. I hope to help others tell whether they might be suffering from this painful condition.

    How to Know If You Have a Bowel Obstruction

    How to Know If You Have a Bowel Obstruction

    by BEAUTYBABE91

  • Diabetes can wreak havoc on the body. No where is this more prevalent than in the eye. Learn how diabetes causes problems in the retina, how these issues are diagnosed, and their possible treatments.

    Retinal Problems With Diabetes

    Retinal Problems With Diabetes

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC10

  • I hate dental crowns and caps. This statement may surprise you coming from a dentist with more than 25 years experience. This article will explain why crowns usually fail and what to do instead.

    Why You Shouldn't Let the Dentist Crown Your Tooth

    Why You Shouldn't Let the Dentist Crown Your Tooth

    by DocEastin0

  • Canker sores are a very common complaint that pharmacists hear. Very effective treatments are available with over-the-counter products. Not sure which one to choose? Read more here.

    Help! I Have the Worst Canker Sore Ever

    Help! I Have the Worst Canker Sore Ever

    by Brandon Young5

  • I am frequently asked about rare blood types. The most common questions are about the Rh Negative blood type. The next most common questions are about rare blood types being special in some way. This article will be helpful in answering questions and superstitions in "golden" or "special" blood.

    Why Are Rare Blood Types More Common Than You Think?

    Why Are Rare Blood Types More Common Than You Think?

    by Lela1

  • The emotional pain of getting a sexually transmitted disease, or STD, is devastating. You question the fidelity of your relationship, the risks to your health, and the future of your quality of life.

    How to Cope With Emotional Pain of STD Diagnosis

    How to Cope With Emotional Pain of STD Diagnosis

    by Janis Leslie Evans24

  • Follow these 8 basic techniques of proper brushing and notice a world of difference in the appearance of your gums and teeth!

    How to Brush Your Teeth Correctly

    How to Brush Your Teeth Correctly

    by Kate P14

  • A heart attack is a very scary thing, and landing yourself in the ICU is even scarier. An experienced cardiac ICU nurse explains why you shouldn't necessarily panic.

    A Heart Attack and the ICU - Time to Panic?

    A Heart Attack and the ICU - Time to Panic?

    by danygirl19990

  • Diabetes can cause a myriad of problems not only in the body, but in the eye as well. It can even lead to blindness. This article discusses the different ways diabetic disease can cause vision loss.

    How Does Diabetes Cause Blindness?

    How Does Diabetes Cause Blindness?

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC7

  • A common misconception is that certain foods like nuts and seeds can cause diverticulitis. However, there is no scientific evidence for this. Here is a general guideline for what foods you can and can't eat when you have diverticulitis.

    Foods You Can or Can't Eat When You Have Diverticulitis

    Foods You Can or Can't Eat When You Have Diverticulitis

    by healthhubs100

  • Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome is a rare but serious, sometimes deadly, respiratory disease that has been found mostly in rural areas of the western U.S. The disease is caused by a hantavirus that is carried by rodents and passed on to humans through infected rodent body fluids and droppings.

    Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome: What You Need to Know

    Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome: What You Need to Know

    by Liz Hardin2

  • Raccoon roundworm is a serious parasite that can cause scary neurological symptoms in humans and dogs. Find out what the symptoms are, how it's acquired, and information about diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

    How Do You Get Roundworm Parasites From Pets or Wildlife?

    How Do You Get Roundworm Parasites From Pets or Wildlife?

    by Layne Holmes0

  • Oral cancer can be deadly, especially when it is overlooked. This article covers examination techniques when it comes to checking yourself for cancerous markings in the mouth.

    How to Check for Mouth Cancer at Home

    How to Check for Mouth Cancer at Home

    by Kate P34

  • Lipoma is a skin condition that causes many people to worry. It affects many people in the world today. Here is everything you need to know about it.

    The Ultimate Guide for Lipoma

    The Ultimate Guide for Lipoma

    by Chloe Ben5

  • When your spouse passes away, you may experience broken heart syndrome, which puts you, as the grieving mate, at a higher risk for cardiovascular events. Tips for the bereaved spouse along with suggestions for family and friends to help get through the grieving process are included.

    What Is Broken Heart Syndrome?

    What Is Broken Heart Syndrome?

    by Pamela Oglesby11

  • Shingles is a very serious and painful viral infection. If you have had chicken pox in the past, you have a higher risk. This article explains symptoms, typical treatments, and risk factors.

    Shingles: A Serious and Painful Disease

    Shingles: A Serious and Painful Disease

    by Pamela Oglesby116

  • Cataract surgery has been around since 800 BC, but the intraocular lens (IOL) is a recent invention. An IOL is a device implanted into the eye to correct vision after a cataract is removed.

    Definition of an Intraocular Lens

    Definition of an Intraocular Lens

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC2

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