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11 Causes of Shoulder Pain

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Some of you may be experiencing shoulder pain for the first time. Others are no stranger to it. Whichever one you are, there’s one thing everybody can agree with. Shoulder pain is not pleasant to deal with. You may not know it, but you use your shoulders for just about everything you do. You work out, pick up heavy objects, ...

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11 Causes of Blood in Your Stool

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The first time you’ve ever seen brightly colored stool may have freaked you out. It’s okay to be concerned since it’s not the most pleasant sight. In fact, you may be relieved to hear that this is more common than you think. In addition, the symptoms often range from harmless to mild. With that said, it’s still important to identify ...

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11 Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure

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Hypertension can affect us at many points in our lives. Sometimes caused by stress other times caused by poor diet and lifestyle. Hypertension can bring headaches and other low-key symptoms however the main risk is behind long term, untreated high blood pressure. While high blood pressure can also be caused by genetic factors, most cases are related to excessive salt, ...

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12 Treatments for an Ingrown Toenail

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Ingrown toenails occur when the edge, or the corner, of a nail grows downward into the skin, causing inflammation and pain. They more commonly affect adult men, but women, and occasionally adolescents and children, can also suffer from the condition. The big toe is the most likely to be affected, followed by the little toe. Ingrown toenails can have a ...

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12 Foods Low in Carbohydrates

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Refined carbohydrates, such as white flour, white sugar and white rice, are quickly converted to glucose by the body and absorbed into the bloodstream. This causes a huge jump in blood sugar levels, endangering the health of the veins and capillaries since a high blood sugar level is highly corrosive. To counter this, and protect the veins and capillaries, the ...

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12 Home Remedies for a Cold Sore

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Cold sores, also called fever sores, are small sores that appear on the lips. They start out as a small red swelling, like a pimple, and grow into a blister-like sore that later breaks open, leaking a clear fluid. A scab then forms, but as it dries it often repeatedly cracks and bleeds, causing pain and discomfort. They can be ...

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10 Health Benefits of Practicing Yoga

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When it comes to living an active and healthy lifestyle, there are many ways that people swear by in order to have the “best” of this or that. Some individuals swear by a clean diet, low carb fads, whereas some simply lead a healthy lifestyle by obeying the rules of a religion. Leading a healthy and happy life entails many ...

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11 Health Benefits of Honey

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All natural, with a host of health benefits, honey can truly be called a miracle food. It’s been used for centuries as a food, a medicine and for skin care. Honey’s super health powers are due to the multitude of nutrients it contains – carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and amino acids. In addition, honey is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and contains no fat, ...

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11 Health Benefits and Nutritional Facts About Beets

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Beets have been eaten for centuries in the countries around the Mediterranean. Originally people ate the tops, it was only in Roman times that the beet root became a recognised food. These days, most people equate beets with sugar – the often genetically modified sugar beet is the most common form cultivated. This is a pity because beets, in their ...

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12 Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

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The term heart failure might sound frightening as though sudden death is imminent, however heart failure simply means the heart is unable to pump sufficient blood around the body to maintain the blood flow, keeping all the cells and organs satisfied. Since the organs have their jobs to perform, insufficient blood flow, the fuel for the cells, means the organs ...

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