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Colonic (Colorectal) Polyps

What are colonic polyps? Colonic polyps, also known as colorectal polyps, are growths that appear on the surface of the colon. The colon, or large intestine, is a long hollow tube at the bottom of the digestive tract. It’s where the body makes and stores stool. Polyps in the colon …

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What You Should Know About Mucus Fishing Syndrome

Mucus fishing syndrome is condition in which you repeatedly “fish” or pull strands of mucus from your eye. A number of eye problems can cause mucus to form. When the sticky substance starts to irritate your eye, it might seem like a good idea to pull at the strands to …

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Get Relief from Chronic Dry Eye

Chronic dry eye is a painful condition marked by the sensation that your eyes are literally dried out and not producing enough moisture. While anyone can have the condition, it mostly affects older adults particularly women who are either pregnant, taking birth control pills, or going through menopause. Having dry …

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Acute Kidney Injury Predicts Heart Failure

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an independent predictor of incident heart failure, researchers concluded. Nisha Bansal, MD, of the Kidney Research Institute, Division of Nephrology, University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues studied a national cohort of 300,868 hospitalized US veterans with no history of heart failure. They defined AKI as …

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The World’s First Human Head Transplant Has Been Successfully Carried Out

The world’s first human head transplant has been carried out on a corpse in China, according to a controversial Italian doctor who said Friday that he and his team are now ready to perform the surgery on a living person. Dr. Sergio Canavero, chief of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, …

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Chronic Pain Treatment Options

Treating chronic pain Recognizing that chronic pain is a problem is the first step in finding treatment. Start by talking to your doctor about chronic pain symptoms. Together you can identify the source of the pain and come up with a comprehensive treatment plan that takes into account your overall …

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What Is Chronic Pain?

Everyone experiences occasional aches and pains. In fact, sudden pain is an important reaction of the nervous system that helps alert you to possible injury. When an injury occurs, pain signals travel from the injured area up your spinal cord and to your brain. Pain will usually become less severe …

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A Gym Guide for People Who Hate the Gym

There are plenty of reasons to avoid the gym. It can be expensive. It’s hard to carve time out of your schedule. The ice cubes in your mojito keep bouncing out of your glass while you’re on the treadmill … we totally get it. But if you stay away from …

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Are 5-Minute Daily Workout Routines Really Beneficial?

If you’re running out of time to exercise today, you should probably just skip it, right? Wrong! You can reap the benefits of working out with sweat sessions as short as five minutes. You read that correctly: five minutes. Still skeptical? Keep reading to learn more about how micro-workouts can …

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Why Women Love Funny Guys

Everyone likes a good laugh, especially when someone else is in on the joke. And when it comes to romantic connection, laughing can really seal the deal, according to three recent studies done by the same researcher. In “Sexual Selection and Humor in Courtship: A Case for Warmth and Extroversion,” …

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