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Why Are Pregnant Women Prone to Diabetes?

Pregnancy can be a beautiful, exciting experience. However, about nine percent of all pregnant women develop symptoms of diabetes while carrying their child. Whether you’re pregnant or you’ve been thinking about having a baby, learning about gestational diabetes can help you understand your risk...

Maternity
Women's Health
Diabetes
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In a Flash: How Epileptics Can Avoid Seizure Starters

For those with epilepsy, the causes of seizures vary from person to person. If you have epilepsy, it can be helpful to notice patterns in what causes your seizures so you can attempt to avoid them in the future. Take a moment to learn about some noteworthy seizure starters to aid you in this...

Neurology
Emergency Care
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Why You Should Go to the ER After a TBI

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are frightening events. Symptoms might not immediately appear following an injury to the head, and some people may insist they feel normal and don’t need to go to the hospital. However, a TBI can cause an epidural hematoma, or a pooling of blood inside the skull....

Neurology
Emergency Care
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3 Surprising Things That Increase Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, a disease that typically affects people age 45 and older, occurs when the body develops a high level of insulin resistance. This resistance builds up over time, but there are steps you can take to increase your insulin sensitivity. Learn about three little-known things that can...

Diabetes
General Health & Wellness
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At Risk of MS? Look out for These Signs

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune condition in which your immune system damages the coating of your nerves in your central nervous system, as well as cells that produce these nerves. The cause is still unknown, but scientists are hard at work trying to determine why it happens and how to...

Neurology
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12 Signs of Diabetic Ketoacidosis You Need to Know

If you have diabetes, you’ve probably heard about diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, from your doctor. Unlike ketosis, which is a harmless state of fat-burning resulting from a low-carb diet, diabetic ketoacidosis is a medical emergency. Learn more about this condition and the steps you can take to...

Diabetes
Emergency Care
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Food for Thought: A Brain-Boosting Diet

Many foods are on the market because they’re heart-healthy, but have you considered which foods are essential for your neurological health? Next time you’re thinking up your weekly menu, remember the following foods to help you clear any brain fog.   Healthy Fats When most people see the word “fat...

Neurology
Healthy Aging
General Health & Wellness
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Do Special Diets Put You at Risk of Nutritional Deficiencies?

Whether it’s due to an allergy, a desire to lose weight, or ethical reasoning, many people choose diets that avoid specific foods. While it’s possible to get a wide variety of nutrients when eating this way, removing a food group from your diet can result in deficiencies of necessary nutrients. If...

Diet & Fitness
Digestive Health
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
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Fertility & PCOS: What You Need to Know

Polycystic ovary syndrome, otherwise known as PCOS, is a hormonal imbalance that affects 1 out of every 10 women, according to the Office on Women’s Health. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and common treatments for this condition. What Is PCOS?   Polycystic ovary syndrome occurs when a woman has...

Women's Health
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The Ultimate Cardio Circuit to Get Your Heart Pumping

Experts recommend getting 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of high-intensity aerobic activity per week. And you don’t have to be a fan of running or a member of a gym to meet your minimums. A cardio circuit you can do anywhere might be just what you need! It’s a combination of several...

Diet & Fitness
Cardiovascular Care