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Turning Depression Around

Most people feel sad or down at times, but when the sadness lasts longer than a few days, it could be depression. More than just feeling "blue,"...

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Understanding Heart Failure

Heart failure may sound like the heart stops working, but actually it means the heart is having trouble working optimally. The heart's job is to...

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Thyroid Disease

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck, with 1 “wing” on either side of the windpipe. It’s small—only about 2...

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Managing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (ahs-tee-oh-puh-roe-sus), which means, “porous bone,” is a disease of the bones that happens when you lose too much bone, make too...

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Understanding Hospice Care

Hospice care is a program with services designed for people who are terminally ill and not expected to recover. Some people with a terminal...

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Seasonal Flu Primer

Influenza (ihn-floo-ehn-zuh) (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Exposure to...

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Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with the development of rickets (a disease leading to soft bones and skeletal deformities), but research...

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Chronic Pain Management

Everyone experiences pain at times. Often, pain is short-lived, or acute, and results from an injury or infection. Acute pain is useful in that it...

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