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Alzheimer’s Disease

7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Every person with Alzheimer’s experiences the disease differently, but people tend to experience a similar trajectory from the beginning of the illness to its end. The precise number of stages of Alzheimer’s is somewhat arbitrary. Some experts use a simple three-phase model (early, moderate and end), while others have found a granular breakdown to be […]

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Acid Reflux

Can Exercise Help My Acid Reflux?

Exercise and acid reflux Acid reflux refers to the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. When this happens, you may taste sour liquid in the back of your mouth. This backwash can irritate the lining of your esophagus and cause heartburn. If you experience acid reflux infrequently, you likely won’t need to make […]

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Osteoporosis

10 Things You Should Know About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is one of the most common diseases in the country, affecting more than 10 million Americans with another 30 million at risk. Top 5 Things to Know about Osteoporosis 1. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease in humans and it literally means “porous bones.” It is characterized by decreased bone strength […]

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Lyme disease

Justin Bieber: Singer reveals he has Lyme disease

Singer Justin Bieber revealed he recently received a diagnosis of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that can cause fever, rash, joint pain, fatigue, and neurological problems. Another common symptom people with Lyme disease experience is depression, which can appear both before, and linger long after, the illness is treated. This can result […]

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20 things you didn’t know about stroke, that may save a life

Stroke is a leading cause of preventable death, but lack of awareness, education and resources are major barriers to stopping it. During May, American Stroke Month, the American Stroke Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization devoted to saving people from stroke, reveals 20 important things you probably didn’t know about stroke, in recognition of its 20th Anniversary: There […]

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Multiple Myeloma

10 Things You Need To Know About Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a treatable but incurable blood cancer that typically occurs in the bone marrow. It is a relatively uncommon cancer, affecting approximately 30,000 new people each year. Difficult to diagnose until it is in the advanced stages, it is mainly treated with chemotherapy and stem cell therapies. But the survival rate is increasing, […]

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Gastric Bypass

9 Things I Wish I Knew About Gastric Bypass Surgery Before I Had It’

“I wasn’t hungry, but I still wanted to eat.” Elizabeth Wolinsky was 29 in early 2011 when she decided to have LAP-BAND surgery. Although she wasn’t suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, or any other obesity-linked conditions that lead many women to consider bariatric surgery, she was tired of the number on the scale. “I’ve struggled with […]

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Acid Reflux

9 ways to relieve acid reflux without medication

A few lifestyle changes are worth trying before resorting to drugs for controlling gastroesophageal reflux. If you are sounding a little hoarse and have a sore throat, you may be bracing for a cold or a bout of the flu. But if you’ve had these symptoms for a while, they might be caused not by […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease

15 Things No One Tells You About Alzheimer’s Disease

Every 65 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s, and their family and friends must become caregivers. Experts share the 15 things no one tells you about the challenges—and rewards. Your loved one may do wildly inappropriate things JACOB LUND/SHUTTERSTOCK “Sometimes people say and do things that are out of character,” says Ruth Drew, director of Information and […]

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Acid Reflux

10 Things to Stop Doing If You Have GERD

When you suffer from chronic heartburn that can be associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), this condition can affect your entire life. It may be necessary to stop eating some of your favorite foods. The heartburn may interfere with your sleep. It may even interfere with your availability to work well. Even when you and doctor decide on for […]