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4 Better Ways To Address Pre-Existing Conditions Than Obamacare

Obamacare uprooted the entire market to address a small universe of truly uninsurable patients. A better reform would use a more specialized approach.

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7 in 10 Baby Deaths or Cases of Brain Damage at Birth Caused by Bad NHS Care | Breitbart

A study has found that 71 per cent of baby deaths or neonatal brain injuries could have been avoided if the NHS had given better care.

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Any Breastfeeding -- Even If Combined With Formula -- Cuts SIDS Risk In Half

Even a combination of breastfeeding and formula feeding appears to help substantially protect infants against dying from SIDS in their sleep.

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Ways to Exercise if You Hate to Work Out

You know you need to raise your heart rate a few times a week, but you don’t like to run and the gym’s never been your thing. Here are a few ways to make exercise easier and more fun.

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Energy Foods Slideshow: Foods that Give Your Diet an Energy Boost

WebMD shows you which foods may boost your energy level and have a positive impact on your mood.

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Vitamins You Need as You Age

Your body needs more of certain vitamins and minerals as you hit your 40s and beyond. Find out which ones will benefit you -- and which won’t.

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Contagious Viruses You're Most Likely to Catch at Work (and How to Avoid Them)

Here are the most common illnesses you're likely to catch at work, and everything you can do to prevent getting sick.

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Study Suggests Fructans Might Be More Harmful Than Gluten for Food Allergies - Cooking Light

If you're suffering from a wheat allergy, there's another allergen besides gluten you should be looking out for.

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Slideshow: Checkups and Tests You Shouldn't Miss

When's the last time you had your cholesterol, blood pressure, or weight checked? Learn which medical tests and screenings you should have and how often you should have them.

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Slideshow: 10 Ways to Deal With Menopause Symptoms

Don't let menopause symptoms wreck your day. Get simple tips in this WebMD slideshow for managing hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and more.

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11 Strange Heart Disease Causes and Risk Factors

You probably know the usual heart disease causes: too many pounds, lack of exercise, eating too much fat and salt. But much stranger things can also increase the risk of heart disease.

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FDA Approves New Flu Drug for the First Time in 20 Years | PEOPLE.com

The FDA approved a new drug to treat the flu for the first time in 20 years, just as the new season is ramping up

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Pictures of Viral Rashes

Your skin breaks out in itchy rashes, painful blisters, or crusty sores. Allergies? Eczema? The answer could be a viral infection.

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The Benefits of Eating Breakfast

From controlling your weight and preventing disease to thinking sharp and being in a better mood, there are plenty of reasons to eat a healthy meal to start your day.

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Pictures: Baking Soda for Personal Health

Baking soda is a kitchen staple. But it deserves a spot in your medicine cabinet, too. Here are the ways baking soda can help you stay healthy and clean.

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Slideshow: Exercises to Help Knee Pain in Pictures

Getting over a knee injury? WebMD shows you moves that can help make you stronger, so you're less likely to get re-injured.

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Let down by 'agonising' end-of-life care - BBC News

Variation in care homes in England means some people face distressing and painful deaths, warns expert.

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Study sheds light on differences between male and female fat tissue, and health – Scienmag: Latest Science and Health

Credit: York University News TORONTO, October 23, 2018 - New research from York University on fat tissue is providing an important clue as to how females stay healthier than males, even as their bod..

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Is Your Health Sabotaging Your Sex Life?

Is your health taking the sizzle out of your sex life? Learn what conditions can cause problems between the sheets.

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Organic foods cut your cancer risk, study suggests - CNN

You can protect yourself from cancer by eating organic, a new study suggests. Those who frequently eat organic foods lowered their overall risk of developing cancer, a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine finds. Specifically, those who primari

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Pictures of Common Household Hazards

Learn how things you have around the house -- from batteries to large TV sets -- can cause injuries to you and your kids. Find out what you need to do keep your family safe.

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When to Get a Mammogram - Consumer Reports

When should you be screened for breast cancer? Because there's conflicting advice, Consumer Reports offers a guide on when to get a mammogram.

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Probiotic Foods: A Must in Daily Diets of All

Probiotic foods are very beneficial to health if added to our daily diet as they boost the performance of the digestive system.

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LeBron James makes Lakers debut, reveals secret ingredient to success: oatmeal | Fox News

Minutes after NBA superstar LeBron James walked off the court Thursday night following his highly anticipated debut in purple and gold, the four-time MVP shared the key ingredient necessary to resuscitate the legendary but languishing Los Angeles Lakers

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Pictures of Things That May Live on Your Body

You may try not to think about it, but the truth is there are tiny creatures living all over your body. Learn which ones are OK and which ones are not.

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Why Is My Stomach Bloated? 15 Causes of Abdominal Bloating

You know the feeling: Your pants feel a bit tight, your belly feels a little too full -- your face might even be a bit puffy. You’re bloated. Find out why it happens and what you can do about it.

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Healthy Songs: The Amazing Power of Music Therapy | music therapy | Oliver Sacks | Gabby Giffords

When I was a child, on most Fridays, my dad, mom, brother, and I would travel to Cape Cod to visit my grandparents. For my father, this drive would come after a long day of work, during which he had already commuted from our home, an hour outside of the c

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Microplastics found in 90 percent of table salt: potential health impacts?

A new study looked at sea, rock, and lake salt sold around the world. Here’s what you need to know.

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Unusual Asthma Symptoms: Cough, Sleep Problems, Anxiety, and More

Learn more from WebMD about unusual asthma symptoms that may point to other health conditions.

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Health Insurance Premiums to Decline in 2019, CMS Predicts | ACA | Affordable Care Act | center for medicare and medicai

Health insurance premiums are expected to decline on average next year, for the first time since 2014, the year the Affordable Care Act went into effect.

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Pictures: Reasons You're Always Cold

Do you sometimes feel cold for no reason? Find out more about conditions that can make you feel chilly.

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Pictures of Heart Palpitation Causes

Why does your heart race or skip a beat? Learn what causes heart palpitations and when to see your doctor.

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Slideshow: 8 Habits That Are Bad for Your Heart

You want your heart to be strong and healthy. But are you making any of these mistakes? It’s time to get back on track!

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Pictures of Foods That Fill You Up Without Weight Gain

We all want to enjoy our food and feel full, but we don’t want to gain weight. Find out more about which foods fill you up the most without packing on the pounds.

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Pictures: Bad Habits and Your Health

We all have them, but some can be worse for you than others. Find out just how bad your habits may be.

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Infections are on the rise: Sepsis, UTIs and skin infections are becoming more common in the US | Daily Mail Online

A new study from the CDC has found that people with diabetes are almost three times more likely to be hospitalized with an infection than the general population.

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Men's Health Slideshow: Health Lessons Men Can Learn From Women

Women do a lot of things better than men. WebMD shows you how men can learn from women when it comes to taking care of their health.

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What Your Period Says About Health Explained With Pictures

Some things about your period -- like heavy flow and type of cramps -- offer clues to problems in your body. Find out what's normal and when to see the doctor.

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Asthma Survival Guide for Allergies

You can live a full and active life even when you have allergic asthma.

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Slideshow: Exercises to Help Knee Pain in Pictures

Getting over a knee injury? WebMD shows you moves that can help make you stronger, so you're less likely to get re-injured.

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Faster. Slower. How We Walk Depends on Who We Walk With, and Where We Live. - The New York Times

Men tend to walk differently with other men than with women. And Americans walk faster with children, whereas Ugandans move more leisurely.

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Osteoporosis: Effects of Bone Fractures

When you have osteoporosis, the effects of a bone fracture go beyond the initial pain and discomfort. Learn about the most common fractures and how they might affect your life.

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All About Menopause and Perimenopause With Pictures

Menopause affects every woman in time, and although it's not a disease, menopause can have a big effect on a woman's health. Learn about the causes, side effects, treatments, and complications of menopause.

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Having sex once a week can make you feel 15 years younger, study shows

Neo G, an orthopaedic support firm, also found that petting animals, going on holiday and spending time with your partner also helps shave off the years

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Digestive System: All About Your Stomach, Gallbladder, and More

Do you know how your digestive system works? Test your knowledge with WebMD.

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Fox News - Breaking News Updates | Latest News Headlines | Photos & News Videos

Breaking News, Latest News and Current News from FOXNews.com. Breaking news and video. Latest Current News: U.S., World, Entertainment, Health, Business, Technology, Politics, Sports.

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New technique could see humans live to 150 and regrow organs ‘for the price of a coffee a day’  | Daily Mail Online

An extraordinary new anti-ageing technique being developed by Australian researchers could see humans live to 150 and regrow their organs by 2020 - costing as much as a cup of coffee each day.

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Quiz: What Is Mindfulness?

How much do you know about mindfulness? Test your knowledge of this practice that connects your body and mind.

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Did you get whooping cough vaccine? Don't assume you're protected

Decatur teen's experience with whooping cough illustrates resurgence of that disease in U.S.

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Fatal heart attacks could be predicted years in advance

A new method of reading routine heart scans that can pinpoint those most at risk proved successful in its first major trial.

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It's not 'meat' in Missouri unless it comes from an animal

Meat must come from animals, not plants or labs, according to the new law.

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Listening to yoga music before bed could prevent deadly heart attacks | Daily Mail Online

Researchers from Sunil Memorial Superspeciality Hospital, Jaipur, India, found that hearing soothing, meditative tunes just before a person nods off increases their heart rate variability.

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Pictures: Baking Soda for Personal Health

Baking soda is a kitchen staple. But it deserves a spot in your medicine cabinet, too. Here are the ways baking soda can help you stay healthy and clean.

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Mosquito Repellents That Work Explained With Pictures

Mosquito bites are itchy, annoying, and can even make you sick. Find out what works (and what doesn't) to protect you from these blood-sucking bugs.

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Germs Slideshow: Dirty Public Places

A lot of public places have more germs than a toilet seat. WebMD shows you where the bacteria and viruses lurk, from playgrounds to elevators to hotel rooms.

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New cervical cancer guidelines start making Pap smears obsolete

New USPSTF recommendations say most women can get an HPV test instead of a Pap smear to check for cervical cancer risk, and can wait five years between tests.

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Sex and Aging Quiz: Beyond Menopause and Erectile Dysfunction

Take this WebMD quiz to see how much you know about aging and sexual activity.

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L-citrulline: Uses and Risks

WebMD explains the uses and risks of the supplement L-citrulline.

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All About Honey

Honey’s been used to heal wounds, ease allergies and sweeten things up for centuries. What is it? Where does it get these special powers, and can it really do everything it gets credit for?

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Slideshow: Kids’ School Lunches: Tips, Meal Ideas, and More

You want your child’s school lunch to taste great and give them all the energy and nutrients they need for a super school day -- without a lot of effort. It can be simple! WebMD shows you how.

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Is Red Rice Yeast A Good Statin Alternative For High LDL Cholesterol Levels? - DrWeil.com

This tip is brought to you courtesy of the Weil Vitamin Advisor - visit today for your completely free, personalized recommendation of vitamins and

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E-cigarettes can damage DNA

The popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to grow worldwide, as many people view them as a safer alternative to smoking. But the long-term effects of e-cigarette usage, commonly called "vaping," are unknown. Today, researchers report tha

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Doctor’s orders: Let children just play | National | bakersfield.com

Imagine a drug that could enhance a child’s creativity, critical thinking and resilience. Imagine that this drug were simple to make, safe to take, and could be had for free.

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The doctor is out? Why physicians are leaving their practices to pursue other careers

Why are so many experienced doctors leaving the field — and why are more medical students choosing not to follow a career in medicine after they graduate?

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Common Foot Problem Pictures: Corns, Callouses, Blisters, Bunions, and More

Learn to spot bunions, corns, athlete's foot, plantar warts, and other common foot problems in this WebMD slideshow -- and learn what treatments may help these conditions.

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Pictures: Sudden Health Problems After 50

After you hit 50, those aches and pains can suddenly turn serious. Here are a few things to watch out for in middle age.

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Uncommon and Common Food-Poisoning Dangers in Pictures

WebMD's pictures show the most common culprits in food poisoning, symptoms to look for, possible complications, and how to keep your food safe.

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Pictures: What Are Personality Disorders?

What does it feel like to have a personality disorder? It can be confusing and upsetting to do everyday things like going to the store or asking for a favor. Find out if you have signs of these conditions and what to do if you think you might have one.

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Pictures: Things That Can Affect Your Medication

You’ve been to the doctor, picked up your prescription, and are taking your medicine as directed. But if it’s not working like it should, check out these things you eat and drink that can change the way some medications work.

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Glyphosate, weed-killing Roundup chemical linked to cancer, found in children's breakfast foods - CBS News

31 out of 45 tested products had glyphosate levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children

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New tick causes epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

The brown dog tick is responsible for an epidemic in the Mexican border town of Mexicali that threatens to spread into the U.S., researchers say.

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57K Un-Vaccinated Kids Could Cause Texas Measles Outbreak, Says Physician

Up to 57,000 children whose parents who opted out of school vaccinations could fuel an outbreak of measles in Texas.

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Pictures: Forgetfulness -- Dementia Symptoms or Normal?

It’s not unusual to have a few “senior moments” as you get older. But how do you know when to be concerned?

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Health Problems, Medical Marijuana, and Treatment in Pictures

See the types of medical marijuana and find out what conditions it can treat in this WebMD slideshow.

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Cancer Symptoms: Skin Spots, Weight Loss, Fatigue, and More

From lumps and redness to weight loss and fatigue, WebMD shows you possible cancer symptoms, what these signs might mean, and when it could be time to call your doctor.

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Pictures of What Your Nails Say About Your Health: Ridges, Spots, Lines, Bumps, and More

Subtle changes in the color or texture of your nails may be a sign of disease elsewhere in the body. WebMD shows you what secrets might be hiding at your fingertips.

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Lax Oversight Leaves Surgery Center Regulators And Patients In The Dark | Kaiser Health News

A Kaiser Health News and USA Today Network investigation finds that a hodgepodge of state rules governing outpatient centers allow some deaths and serious injuries to go unexamined. And no rule stops a doctor exiled by a hospital for misconduct from openi

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Men get postpartum depression too - MarketWatch

New dads experience anxiety, loss of sleep and burnout at work.

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Common Adult Skin-Problem Pictures: Identify Rashes, Eczema, Hives, and More

Is your skin itching, breaking out, covered in a rash, or playing host to spots of some sort? It may be the result of infection, a chronic skin condition, or contact with an allergen or irritant. This WebMD slide shows you how to spot skin problems common

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New research shows blue light from electronics leading to blindn - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Our cell phones are practically connected to us. Now, scientists at the University of Toledo say the blue light that comes from electronics is doing permanent damage to our vision. 

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Video on Hidden Triggers of Asthma

Dust and pets are common allergens, but what not-so-obvious triggers are making it hard to breathe?

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Lyme disease now found in all 50 states - SFGate

If you thought you were safe from Lyme disease because you don't live in New England, where the tick-borne illness first appeared, think again.

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8 Reasons to Take Probiotics

Your body is home to trillions of microorganisms—known collectively as the microbiome—that outnumber...

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7 Tips to Soothe Your Dry, Itchy Skin

Common household products can strip your skin of moisture and cause dry, itchy skin. WebMD offers simple tips that can help soothe your dry skin.

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Is Detoxing In A Mud Bath Helpful Or Harmful? - DrWeil.com

Mud baths are an acquired taste, but they can be healthy and therapeutic. Researchers have found that the application of warm mud - as opposed to cosmetic

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In silly San Francisco disease-ridden needles are A-OK but a plastic cocktail stirrer will soon be illegal | Fox News

Liberal San Francisco is starting to pay dearly for its embrace of drug culture and an out-of-control homeless crisis.

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Slideshow: Get a Good Night's Sleep -- Tips for Better Sleep

See how to get better sleep with tips about diet, exercise, scheduling, and more with this WebMD slideshow.

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The 15 Dirtiest Thing You Touch Every Day

You touch lots of stuff every day. Where do the germs hide? Find out more about where you pick up the germs that make you sick.

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What Your Nose Says About Health Explained with Pictures

Do you smell something no one else does? Is it hard to breathe? Different conditions affect smell and breathing. Learn what your nose says about health.

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Homocysteine Test: MedlinePlus Lab Test Information

A homocysteine test measures the level of homocysteine in your blood. High homocysteine levels may be a sign of a vitamin deficiency, heart disease, or a rare inherited disorder. Learn more.

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C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test: MedlinePlus Lab Test Information

A c-reactive protein test checks for inflammation in the body. Inflammation can be caused by infection, injury, or chronic disease. Learn more.

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Pictures: 12 Foods That Leave You Hungry

Ever notice that some foods just don’t satisfy your hunger very well? Or for very long? Find out more about why this happens.

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Bug Bites - Pictures to Identify Bug Bites and Bugs

Learn to identify ticks, poisonous spiders, fleas, chiggers, and other bugs in this WebMD slideshow. See what their bites and stings look like -- and how to find relief.

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13 Eye Conditions That Could Indicate Potential Eye Health Warning Signs

Will your eye condition clear up, or is it a warning sign of a critical eye health issue? Learn about common eye symptoms, what they could mean, what you can do about them, and when to see your eye doctor.

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Worst Shoes for Your Foot Health and Beauty With Pictures

Stilettos, platforms, or flip-flops. … Which are the worst for your feet? This WebMD slideshow examines the hottest styles and shows how damage and foot pain can happen.

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Report: US Therapists See Increase in Patients With 'Trump Anxiety Disorder' | Fox News Insider

Therapists say there's been a rise in anxiety stemming from the country's politics, and it is being called "Trump Anxiety Disorder."

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Study: 4 In 10 Men Have Experienced 'Inexplicable Sadness' After Sex - Study Finds

Having sex may feel like a badge of honor for many men, but for others, it's an act that, once finished, brings about intense feelings of sadness thanks to a condition known as PCD.

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Loneliness kills: A new public health crisis (and what we can do about it) | TheHill

Bill Frist and Donato Tramuto note studies show social isolation is a health hazard at least as significant as smoking and suggest medical interventions and policy changes to reverse the trend.

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Pictures: What Too Much Sugar Does to Your Body

The bitter truth: How too much sugar can harm your physical and mental health.

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Is Sweating Good For Your Skin? Embrace The Heat Wave Because There Are Lots Of Benefits, People

Sweating can feel horrible, it's true. And after experiencing weeks and weeks of it from the comforts of my own home, I've pretty much had enough. However, sweating isn't all bad. Yes, it can make you long for a cold shower and that feeling of dry,…

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Teen infected with hookworms after being buried in sand at Florida beach - CBS News

The teen has reportedly been left home-bound by the infection and needs to soak in bleach water each day

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Fatigue Quiz: Understanding Acute Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and More

Take this WebMD Quiz to test your knowledge of dealing with chronic fatigue and acute: What’s Normal, When to Get Help, treatments and solutions, other conditions that may cause fatigue and more.

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Pictures: Surprising Things That Can Hurt Your Kidneys

Your kidneys do a lot for you. But are you helping or hurting them? Click through to find out how you might be damaging your kidneys without even knowing it.

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Why Do I Feel So Cold All the Time? 5 Possible Causes

Do you find yourself shivering when no one else is? WebMD explains possible causes for the condition.

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People are breathing in antibiotic resistant genes in major cities around the world | Daily Mail Online

Research by the American Chemical Society has revealed there are antibiotic resistant genes floating in the air of at least 19 major cities around the world, adding to the global failure of antibiotics.

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11 babies die after pregnant women given Viagra in Dutch study | Fox News

A Dutch trial with sildenafil, sold under the brand name Viagra, has been immediately halted after 11 babies of mothers using the medication died, one of the participating hospitals said on Tuesday.

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New Ibuprofen study: NSAID irregular heartbeat, cardiac risk increased

Some prescription pain relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen may be linked to irregular heartbeat, a condition that can increase your risk of stroke and heart failure.

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Common painkillers triple side effects of dementia, study says

Common painkillers have previously been linked to heart risks. Now scientists believe the medication could also triple the side effects of dementia.

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Tax Code Penalizes Increasingly Popular Direct Primary Care Arrangements

There are two disruptive innovations that threaten the sweetheart deals in the Swamp: Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and DPC — Direct Primary Care or Direct Patient Care.

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Nasal Irrigation Pictures: Colds & Allergy Symptom Relief

Clogged sinuses and congestion bothering you? Nasal irrigation can relieve sinus symptoms associated with colds and allergies. Learn how to do nasal irrigation with this visual guide.

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Can You Reverse Sun Damage?

Can sun damage to skin be reversed? In some cases, yes. WebMD sheds light on the subject.

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Chemicals in food may harm children, pediatricians' group says :: WRAL.com

A major pediatricians' group is urging families to limit the use of plastic food containers, cut down on processed meat during pregnancy and consume more whole fruits and vegetables rather than processed food. Such measures would lower children's exposure

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Pictures: Causes of Neck Pain

When your neck hurts, you know it. But what brought on that pain? Find out more about the causes and their treatments.

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Test Your Knowledge of Body Temperature

Your body temperature can tell more about your health than just whether you have a fever. How much do you know about the other things it can show?

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Why Is My Stomach Bloated? 15 Causes of Abdominal Bloating

You know the feeling: Your pants feel a bit tight, your belly feels a little too full -- your face might even be a bit puffy. You’re bloated. Find out why it happens and what you can do about it.

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Asthma Facts in Pictures: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, & More

This WebMD slideshow takes a look at asthma symptoms and treatment options, as well as the most common causes of asthma and what can trigger an asthma attack.

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10 Health Myths Debunked With Pictures

Does deodorant cause breast cancer? Will touching a toilet seat make you sick? Here are 10 common health worries and the truth behind each one.

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Quiz: What Do You Know About Probiotics?

What can probiotics do for your health? Test your knowledge about the

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How To Tell The Difference Between An STI and UTI, According to Experts

Most of us briefly learned about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and urinary tract infections (UTIs) in high school health, but probably weren’t clued in to how common both these kinds of infections are — and how similarly they can feel. Accor�

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IBS Slideshow: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diarrhea, Constipation, Help, and Support

A quick overview from WebMD of IBS symptoms, causes, medicines, and trigger foods – along with lifestyle tips for managing this disruptive, but common, irritable bowel condition.

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Pictures: Get Enough Vitamin B Today? All Kinds?

You may have heard of vitamin B12 and folic acid. But did you know there are other important B vitamins? Find out more from this WebMD slideshow.

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Is Carrageenan Unhealthy - And Are You Ingesting It? - DrWeil.com

This tip is courtesy of Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging: Your Online Guide to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. For more nutrition and health guidance, start your 14-d

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Pictures: Can Your Swimming Place Make You Sick?

When you go for a dip, you can come across some nasty bacteria, viruses, and chemicals. Find out what to watch out for and how to protect yourself.

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Quiz: Do You Know the Truth About Painkillers?

Find out how much you know about how different pain medicines work, the side effects they can cause, and more.

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Slideshow: Cooling Heartburn Year-Round

WebMD shows you how to avoid or minimize heartburn during the holidays.

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Pictures: What Makes You Faint?

Find out how dehydration, low blood pressure, arrhythmia, and other problems can make you feel woozy and even faint.

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Aches and Pains Slideshow: How to Get Relief

Many things that hurt can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers and rest, ice, compression, and elevation. When is it time to call the doctor?

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Pictures: What Does Your Face Say About Your Health?

The eyes are the window to the soul -- but what about the face? It may say more than you know about the state of your health.

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A bad marriage can seriously damage your health, say scientists | Life and style | The Guardian

Psychologists monitored 373 couples over 16 years and found that couples who continuously disagree have poorer health

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U.S. to Make More Drugs Easily Available, Cutting Role Docs Play - Bloomberg Quint

U.S. to Make More Drugs Easily Available, Cutting Role Docs Play

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Keto's Fans Boost Controversial Diet's Profile

Nearly a century after Mayo Clinic physicians developed it as a last-ditch therapy for epileptic children, the ketogenic diet is back and hitting the mainstream, lauded as everything from a quick way to drop pounds to a promising therapy for neurological

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The Truth About Coffee Quiz - Caffeine, Espresso, Decaf, and Coffee Origins

WebMD tests your knowledge on the good, the bad, and the surprising about America's favorite beverage.

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End Of BO? Scientists Discover Protein That Causes Body Odor, Could Lead To Stronger Deodorants - Study Finds

Scientists have pinpointed a key cog in the development of body odor, and the finding could lead to tougher deodorants down the road.

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Are You Eating Farmed Fish? 5 Reasons To Rethink That - DrWeil.com

This tip is courtesy of Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging: Your Online Guide to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. For more nutrition and health guidance, start your 14-d

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Pictures: How Blood Sugar Levels Affect Your Body

High blood sugar can be a sign of diabetes or prediabetes. The drugs that treat it sometimes cause low blood sugar too. WebMD helps guide you through the effects of both.

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Pictures: How Blood Sugar Levels Affect Your Body

High blood sugar can be a sign of diabetes or prediabetes. The drugs that treat it sometimes cause low blood sugar too. WebMD helps guide you through the effects of both.

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    Pictures of Body and Brain Changes When You Sleep

    Sleep is a mystery to many of us, but scientists know quite a bit about how it affects us. Here’s what happens to your body when you fall asleep.

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    Good Posture: 9 Tips to Straighten Up

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    Allergies making you miserable? WebMD shows you a dozen natural allergy treatments, from fresh fruit and vitamin D to acupuncture and air filters.

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    In an experiment with global implications, Australian scientists have successfully wiped out more than 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes in trial locations across north Queensland.

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    They’re sometimes seen as a kind of magic bullet for our health problems. Find out more about what antioxidants can do for your health.

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    Locking up addicts in jail and prisons instead of providing the treatment they desperately need is the wrong way to deal with the opioid addiction epidemic.

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    They’re sometimes seen as a kind of magic bullet for our health problems. Find out more about what antioxidants can do for your health.

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    Beyond yogurt, WebMD shows you foods that have a surprising boost from probiotics -- good bacteria that may help tame your digestive problems.

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    Tea tree oil is a powerful disinfectant and useful herbal remedy. Extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a native tree of New South Wales, it

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    New research points to the cancer risks associated with weight: researchers discovered that of all the cancers diagnosed in the U.S. in 2014, 40 percent were related to overweight and obesity.

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    A new study finds that testing for HPV was linked with significantly fewer cases of precancer in a 48-month period compared with using Pap smear testing.

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    Physicians can respond to patient requests for prayer by first pausing, listening respectfully, and reflecting back their understanding of the request.

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    George Washington University has taken the lead in preparing trainees to meet patients’ spiritual needs by integrating spirituality into its curriculum.

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