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Common Thyroid Issues & How They’re Treated

Common Thyroid Issues & How They’re Treated

An essential part of the endocrine system, the thyroid, which is a gland shaped somewhat like a butterfly and located at the neck's base beneath the Adam's apple, manufactures the hormones that work in the regulation of the body's metabolism. While small, this gland...

The ABCs of Hepatitis

The ABCs of Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a viral infection that affects the liver. There are essential differences in the symptoms and treatments between the three types--Hepatitis A, B, and C. Hepatitis A The hepatitis A virus (HAV) is the least dangerous type because it rarely causes liver...

The Ins and Outs of Sinus Infections

The Ins and Outs of Sinus Infections

Healthy sinuses are openings filled only with air. When a sinus infection occurs, they get bogged down with mucus. Then, bacteria and viruses can start to replicate and spread. Sinus infections can be very annoying. The symptoms can include headaches, fever, bad...

Combating Seasonal Allergies

Combating Seasonal Allergies

For millions of people, springtime means fresh air, sunshine, and blooming trees and flowers. For other millions, it means fighting seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever, that make them feel miserable and keep them from going outside to do the things they love....

Mental Health During Social Distancing

Mental Health During Social Distancing

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, many people's first concern is protecting their physical health. Hence, it's especially helpful for individuals to maintain their distance during these times to reduce the spread of this pandemic. However, while social distancing, another...

Hand Washing 101

Hand Washing 101

More people are paying attention to their cleanliness habits, and that includes the proper washing of hands. Washing your hands regularly can prevent you from catching diseases spread by disease-causing microbes and pathogens like the coronavirus. Hand washing has to...

What Is Bariatric Surgery?

What Is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a term that encompasses weight-loss surgeries such as gastric bypass. These procedures help implement changes to the digestive system to let the patient lose weight. Bariatric surgery has its place when exercise and diet have not worked, as well...