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NASH: The Elephant in the Room

NASH: The Elephant in the Room

When liver disease comes to mind, many are more familiar with the types that occur in heavy drinkers of alcohol or from hepatitis C. On the contrary, the most common chronic liver condition in Western populations is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD affects people who drink little to no alcohol, but face the same …

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Bunion Removal Surgery

Bunion Removal Surgery: What You Need to Know

Bunions are often the result of prolonged stress on the joint in the big toe. They can be extremely painful, but shoe modifications, splints, and pain medications provide relief in most cases. If these measures don’t help, your doctor may suggest bunion removal surgery (bunionectomy). If you’re considering bunion surgery, knowing the surgical options and …

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Why bunions are so painful

Why Bunions are So Painful

Discomfort is a feeling never far from individuals with bunions. From foot structure to how we walk, multiple factors occur in the years leading up to developing a bunion. By learning how they are formed, we can understand why bunions are so painful. A Disturbance in the Force There’s a start to everything, and with …

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It's never too early to take care of your kidneys

Kidney Disease: Ways to KEEP Healthy

Kidney diseases are a leading cause of death in the U.S., with 1 in every 3 adults at risk. If your kidneys can’t filter blood as well as they should, this can lead to other health problems. Fluid buildup, heart disease, and stroke are a few of the complications of kidney disease. Taking an active …

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Some wounds aren't visible.

PTSD: Some Wounds Aren’t Visible

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has many names. Though we often associate it with combat veterans, PTSD can occur in people of any age, ethnicity, gender, and background. A person can have profound, lasting emotional and physical scars after experiencing a traumatic event. While some wounds aren’t visible with PTSD, hope lies in treatment, support, and …

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Familiar with the common

5 Common Causes of Kidney Disease

Your kidneys are responsible for cleaning your blood, helping control blood pressure, making red blood cells, and more. When your kidneys are damaged, waste products and fluids can build up in your body. Various health conditions can affect the functions of the kidneys and may eventually lead to them failing if left untreated. Here are …

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Schizophrenia and the Brain

Schizophrenia and the Brain

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder affecting over 20 million people in the world.  There is still a lot we don’t know about why and how this chronic condition develops. However, ongoing clinical research efforts show growing evidence of chemical and structural differences in the brains of individuals with schizophrenia. These new developments may eventually help …

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BUNION

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DEPRESSION

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