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  • The Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

    Disorders of the digestive tract can be difficult to diagnose. Symptoms like stomach cramps, nausea and alternating diarrhea and constipation can indicate anything from anxiety to colon cancer. But there’s one symptom of ulcerative colitis that lets you know that this is the condition you might be suffering from....
  • 10 Common Reasons for your Diarrhea

    Diarrhea is a condition that causes a person’s stool to be looser and more liquid than normal. While diarrhea affects almost everyone at some point in their lives, its origins are not always identical. Here is a look at ten of the most common causes of diarrhea. Medications that...
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Small-cell lung cancer represents between 10% and 15% of all lung cancer diagnoses. The most common cause of lung cancer, including small-cell, is tobacco smoking. Smoking not only predisposes the smoker to lung cancer, it also raises the likelihood of development in anyone routinely sharing the smoker’s space. Other...
  • Symptoms of Leukemia

    Leukemia is a type of cancer that causes your white blood cells to grow abnormally. There are different types of leukemia that will produce different symptoms. In fact, some types of leukemia may not cause any symptoms at all, while others may produce very severe ones. Many of the...
  • Treating Diarrhea

    What is Diarrhea If you are experiencing three or more loose bowel movements in a day, you are suffering from a condition known as diarrhea. An episode of loose bowels simply means that the increase of water is present in the fecal matter, sometimes making the bowel movement a...
  • The Risks of Atrial Fibrillation

    Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rate that results in poor circulation. In most instances, people with this condition have very rapid heartbeats. During atrial fibrillation, the two upper chambers of the heart beat out of sync with the heart’s two lower chambers. Symptoms of the condition include fatigue,...
  • How is Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosed

    Atrial fibrillation is caused when the heart’s atria, which are its two upper chambers, start to beat in an irregular way. It’s one of the most common forms of heart arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation can prevent the body from getting the blood that it needs. This is why some people...
  • Meningitis v Encephalitis

    Infections in the brain and spinal cord can lead to dangerous inflammation. As a result of the inflammation, a wide range of symptoms can occur. These can include fever, headache, seizures, changes in behavior, and confusion. In the worst cases, it can also lead to brain damage, stroke, or death....
  • Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination

    According to the CDC, there are two types of meningococcal vaccines available in the United States. The first is the meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or Menomune. The second is the meningococcal conjugate vaccine, which is otherwise referred to as Menactra, Menveo, and MenHibrix. Both vaccines work to prevent four types of...