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Looking closer at Whooping Cough

Whooping cough (also known as pertussis) is a respiratory tract infection that affects mostly children, but can affect adults as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 48,277 cases of whooping cough in the United States in 2012. Each year, there are 16 million cases worldwide, and the number of […]

 

 

 

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A Guide to Eating Disorders

You see the messages all the time about weighing the right amount, and looking the way society demands. “Use our product to look beautiful!” “Look fabulous by eating this one ingredient!” We are constantly bombarded with images and messages that tell us that we need to change our weight, even if we already are a […]

 

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Down with the Blues: 5 Things You May Not Have Known About Depression

Depression is a mental illness that affects millions of people each year. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, depression is “a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in general.” These symptoms can last from two weeks to two years. Here are 5 facts about […]

 

 

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Metabolic Syndrome: The Silent Killer

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that increase the probability of heart problems, such as stroke or heart disease. It is also known as Syndrome X, insulin-resistant syndrome, obesity syndrome, and the silent killer. Knowing about this particular group of risk factors can help you prevent problems later on in life. Although researchers […]