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  • The Symptoms of Multiple Myeloma

    Multiple myeloma is the second most common hematological cancer, according to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). A hematological cancer is a disease caused by an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the blood. Multiple myeloma predominantly affects middle-aged and elderly men, many of whom are black. The University...
  • The Symptoms of Skin Cancer

    General Skin Cancer Symptoms Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. It is also one of the few types of cancer that affect similar subsets of the population regardless of age, gender, or race. There are three different types of skin cancer: basal...
  • What Causes Skin Cancer

    What causes Skin Cancer? Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. It is also one of the few types of cancer that affect similar subsets of the population regardless of age, gender, or race. There are three different types of skin cancer: basal...
  • What are the Causes of Dental Caries?

    Dental caries, which are also known as cavities or tooth decay, occur when the teeth are unable to protect themselves from outside damage. While this problem is relatively common and their rates are on the rise, caries can actually pose some serious health risks when left untreated. Since the...
  • Meningitis

    Meningitis is the inflammation of your membranes that surround your brain and spinal cord. In the U.S., most cases of meningitis are caused by viral infections, but bacterial infections can also lead to meningitis. Depending on the severity of the infection, meningitis can get better on its own in...
  • Treatment Options for Epilepsy

    Epilepsy, a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurring unprovoked seizures, affects more than 3 million people in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). There is no cure for epilepsy, but there are several treatment options available that make a seizure-free life possible. Epilepsy is usually...
  • How is Epilepsy Diagnosed

    Diagnosing epilepsy is much like solving a puzzle. The process involves gathering information, ruling out possible causes, and testing. If you have had a seizure and have not been previously diagnosed with epilepsy, it is crucial that you consult with your physician. Often the first step toward a diagnosis...
  • The Symptoms of Epilepsy

    When you hear the word “epilepsy,” you probably think of one particular kind of seizure, but there are dozens. Seizures affect both men and women of all age groups, and will most likely occur during childhood or after the age of 55, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Recurring unprovoked...
  • The Different Types of Leukemia

    Leukemia is a form of cancer that occurs when white blood cells develop mutations in their DNA. These abnormalities cause cells to grow and divide more rapidly than usualĀ and to keep living when normal cells would die. This leads to healthy white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets...