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Ear Infection

Ear Infection

Friday, April 8, 2011 6:27

Infection can affect the ear canal (otitis externa), the eardrum, or the middle ear (otitis media). Most ear injuries are caused by pressure changes during direct injury (such as a blow to the ear) or sport scuba diving, but, a persistently painful ear may signal an infection that ...

Knees Pain

Knees Pain

Monday, April 4, 2011 6:46

When was the last time you skinned your knee? It's probably been a while since you experienced this commonplace ailment of rough and tumble youthful times. But even if your grown-up ways have made frequent knee scrapes a thing of the past, your habits in adulthood could still ...

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Outsmart Your Pain

Outsmart Your Pain

Monday, April 4, 2011 6:18

When it comes to persistent, chronic pain, such as back pain, migraines, and arthritis, things are a bit more complicated than when you stub your toe or cut your finger. Let's explore some common pain myths....

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Leg Ulcer

Leg Ulcer

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 5:00

What is a leg ulcer? A leg ulcer is a breakdown of an area of skin on the leg which extends into the lower layers and may produce discharge....

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Knee Anatomy and Joint Pain

Knee Anatomy and Joint Pain

Monday, March 28, 2011 4:37

Introduction to knee joint anatomy The knee joint is the largest joint in the body, consisting of 4 bones and an extensive network of ligaments and muscles. Injuries to the knee joint are amongst the most common in sporting activities and understanding the anatomy of the joint ...

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Hearing Aids Types

Hearing Aids Types

Monday, March 28, 2011 4:20

All hearing aids contain the same parts to carry sound from the environment into your ear. However, hearing aids do come in a number of styles, which differ in size and the way they're placed in your ear. Some are small enough to fit inside your ear canal, ...

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Finger Dislocation

Finger Dislocation

Monday, March 28, 2011 4:04

A finger dislocation is a joint injury in which the finger bones move apart or sideways so the ends of the bones are no longer aligned normally. Finger dislocations usually happen when the finger is bent backward beyond its normal limit of motion. [caption id="attachment_1585" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Finger Dislocation"]...

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Elbow Bursitis

Elbow Bursitis

Saturday, March 26, 2011 6:37

Bursae are thin, slippery sacs located throughout the body that act as cushions between bones and soft tissues. They contain a small amount of lubricating fluid that allows the skin to move freely over the underlying bone....

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Lump on Back of Neck

Lump on Back of Neck

Saturday, March 26, 2011 4:06

The word 'lump' basically means an elevated structure that may occur in any part of the body. It is a type of localized enlargement, or an abnormal protrusion of the skin. Lump on back of neck is certainly an unwelcome change as it interferes with the normal movement ...

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Candida Symptoms in Women

Candida Symptoms in Women

Saturday, March 19, 2011 6:06

Candidiasis can present a wide variety of symptoms, the exact combination and severity of which are unique to each individual case. Because candidiasis can manifest itself through many seemingly unrelated symptoms, the diagnosis is very often missed. Please see our self-administered Symptom Assessment Questionnaire on our Candida Diet ...

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