5 Signs You Could Have High-Functioning Depression

Just because you’re not too sad and listless to get out of bed doesn’t mean you may not be depressed. Here’s what you need to know about high-functioning depression. You decline social invitations High-functioning depression can impact your quality of life, dampening your enthusiasm for work, school, family, and even social activities. A change in

6 Subtle Signs of Colon Cancer

Colon, or colorectal cancer, is any cancer involving the large intestine and/or rectum, and can be as painful as that sounds. Unfortunately, it is very common, with almost 150,000 new cases diagnosed each year. “In the United States, it remains the second most lethal cancer in men and third most in women,” Amir Masoud, MD,

These 20 Strange Symptoms Can Signal a Serious Disease

So often your lumps, bumps, rashes, and red spots are harmless. Occasionally, they’re a sign of something far more serious.  Your neck looks dirty A rash-like discoloration called acanthosis nigricans “almost looks like dirt but has a velvety feel,” says Todd Jeremy Sontag, DO, a family medicine specialist with Orlando Health Physician Associates in Orlando,

9 Signs Your Upper Abdominal Pain May Be an Emergency

Upper abdominal pain can be no big deal—or it can merit a trip to the ER. Here’s how experts say you can tell the difference. If it’s accompanied by sweating You should not be breaking out in a sweat due to pain. “Pain associated with sweating is always an indication of something bad,” says Cwanza

4 Signs of a Brain Aneurysm You Should Know

A brain aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel in the brain, according to the Mayo Clinic. It’s been described as looking like a berry hanging from a stem. While most aneurysms don’t rupture or create health problems, those that do trigger bleeding into the brain result in a hemorrhagic stroke. Strokes can lead

11 Heart Attack Warning Signs Hiding in Plain Sight

Heart attacks aren’t always the chest-grabbing, arm-numbing events you’d imagine. In fact, according to one study from the American Heart Association, 45 percent of all heart attacks in the United States are “silent,” meaning they don’t come with obvious symptoms. So how can you protect yourself from something that’s silent but deadly? Well, in addition

6 Subtle Signs You Could Have PTSD

When looking at the various ways people attempt to cope with exposure to one or a series of traumatic events, it’s important to recognize the ways that they may manifest, says Gary Brown, PhD, a licensed psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA who has worked with organizations like NASA and the Department of Defense. “You probably

11 Body Odors You Shouldn’t Ignore

Body odor, from head to toes, can alert doctors to potential health issues—even cancer. Find out what those distinctive smells may signal.

9 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Vitamin B12

There are eight B vitamins, and all of them give your body energy by helping to convert food into fuel. Vitamin B12 is especially important in producing DNA and maintaining healthy nerve and blood cells. One way it protects blood cells is by preventing megaloblastic anemia, a condition that reduces the amount of oxygen your

10 Signs You Could Have Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a disease that kicks skin-cell production into overdrive. New cells surface in a matter of days, instead of weeks, piling up faster than they’re shed. With plaque psoriasis, the most common type of this skin condition, rapid skin-cell renewal creates scaly, raised patches, called plaques, on the skin’s surface. Psoriasis is an autoimmune

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