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My Chest Hurts. Could I Be Anemic? (8 Silent Symptoms of Anemia)

Anemia refers to a medical condition when a patient doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells in order to carry the proper amount of oxygen throughout his/her body. Anemia comes in many forms. For example, some people who deal with certain conditions such as sickle cell anemia or thalassemia, are actually anemic from birth. The

7 Medical Conditions That Are Mistaken For Arthritis

Joint pain is a common issue that can appear from any part of a joint. In general joint pain is associated with arthritis, the inflammation or pain that comes from the joint itself. If you’re experiencing joint pain, you’re far from alone. In fact, in a recent survey, about one-third of adults reported experiencing it

10 Symptoms of Cancer You Might Be Ignoring, But Shouldn’t

This year, approximately 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone. An estimated 276,480 women and 2,620 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, which makes it the most common cancer diagnosis. The second most common cancer diagnosis is lung and bronchus cancer, with an estimated 228,820 new cases. A

9 Golden Rules for Choosing a Great Primary Care Doctor

Choosing a great primary care doctor is no easy task. It can be particularly harder when you have moved to another town or worst… another state. Asking for recommendations from friends or coworkers may seem like a good idea, but it’s not enough in this case. Your primary care physician is probably your most important

7 Eating Habits That Raise Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that’s found in your blood. Your body needs it in order to make hormones, vitamin D, and certain substances that help you digest foods. However, high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. Note that a healthy target for a total cholesterol reading from a simple blood

7 Things You Should Know About Online Doctor Visits

Virtual healthcare represents “virtual visits” that occur between patients and their doctors via communications technology in real time. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual appointments could solve a lot of problems. However, if you’ve never done a virtual visit before, you most likely have many burning questions about this topic. So, do you want to find

9 Reasons Why Your Shoulder Hurts

There are many different medical reasons for your shoulder pain. From osteoarthritis to heart problems—yes, you read that correctly—shoulder pain is annoying no matter the root cause. Aging is the number one factor of shoulder pain and while there’s no cure for it, because it’s a normal and natural process, there are certain treatments that

7 Types of Cancer That Are Almost Impossible to Detect in Early Stages

In 2020 alone, roughly 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in our country. Up until now, there are nearly 103,000 deaths from COVID-19, so that’s clearly something to think about. We’re not suggesting that the coronavirus is a mild disease, we just want to point out that the world’s oldest documented case of

11 Essential Things You Must Have in Your Emergency Kit

It’s always good to be prepared with an emergency kit in your car and home—you never know what is going to happen, whether it’s a hurricane, fire hazard, earthquake, flood, or disease outbreak, you should prepare for the worst. “We’re looking at seasonal weather-related disasters going on at the same time as Covid-19,” says Jeff

10 Age-Related Changes in Your Body That Hurt Your Heart

As you probably know, the number one killer in our country is heart disease. It is actually responsible for nearly one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A survey from HeartFlow, a medical technology company notes that most women think that their biggest threats when it comes to

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