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15 Possible Causes of Stomach Pain

Nearly everyone has had a stomachache at some point. But really, any organ in your abdomen (there are many) could be to blame. Tummy trouble can be short-lived, come and go, or show up only after you eat—all clues to the cause. Doctors can also run a number of tests to narrow it down, says Vivek Kaul, MD, acting chief of the division of gastroenterology

What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Smoking?

Of all the things you can die from, smoking ranks at the top of the list as far as preventable deaths go, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency’s findings show

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10 Serious Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

From time to time, we all don’t feel well. Sometimes the cause seems obvious: We’ve caught a cold or the flu. We overdid it at the gym. The occasional ache

8 Warning Signs of Pain Killer Addiction

One of the most frequent reasons people go to the doctor is for pain relief. There are a number of different drugs that can ease pain. About 20% of people

Are You Dealing With These Symptoms of Ketosis?

The ketogenic diet is a popular, effective way to lose weight and improve your health. When followed correctly, this low-carb, high-fat diet will raise blood ketone levels. These provide a

8 Reasons You’re Always Cold 

Certain medical conditions can cause your hands and feet to always feel chilled. As anyone who has worked in a shared office space can tell you, people have different body

Early Symptoms of a Heart Attack You Should Know

The sooner you get help for a heart attack, the better your chances for a complete recovery. Unfortunately, many people hesitate to get help, even if they suspect there’s something

Symptoms Your Pain Is an Ulcer

About one out of every 10 Americans will suffer from the burning, gnawing abdominal pain of a peptic (or gastric) ulcer at some point in life—and these facts are really

6 Reasons You Have Bad Breath 

You shouldn’t ignore bad breath. What you eat and drink can cause halitosis. Foods are absorbed into your bloodstream and move to the lungs, affecting the air your exhale. Brushing

Here Are the Signs of an Underactive Thyroid

Your thyroid gland is the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck that secretes two all-important hormones that control major bodily functions (including how you use energy, regulate body

6 Medical Reasons You’re Always Tired 

This isn’t the kind of tired you can get over by spending a weekend sleeping or even going on a full week’s vacation on the beach. It’s a deep muscle,

8 Reasons You’re Losing Weight Without Trying

Unexplained or unintentional weight loss might be welcomed by some people but asking about the potential causes is extremely important because this type of weight loss might indicate an underlying

Clear Signs You’re Having an Allergic Reaction

As you know, your immune system guards your body against harmful bacteria and viruses. In certain cases, your immune system will also defend against substances that normally don’t pose a

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