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Tips for Taking an Autistic Loved One to the ER

Going to the emergency room under any circumstance can be incredibly stressful. However, bringing someone with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be overwhelming for both of you. People with autism often have sensory issues, which means that the bright lights, loud noises, and large amounts of...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
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Could It Be IBS? Know the Symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common condition affecting anywhere from 6-18 percent of people worldwide. The exact cause of IBS is still unknown, but the syndrome has many well-documented symptoms that doctors can use to reach a diagnosis. Think you might have IBS? Check out the symptoms below and...

Digestive Health
General Health & Wellness
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Why Measles Is Making a Comeback

Keeping you and your family healthy is one of your main priorities, but as more and more cases of measles pop up throughout the U.S., you might be feeling a little stressed. Here’s what you need to know about this disease so you can make informed decisions to keep your loved ones safe. How Did We...

Children's Health
General Health & Wellness
Infectious Diseases
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Why Do We Get Sick When We're Stressed?

Long-term stress that just doesn’t seem to go away can not only harm your mental health, but it can also negatively impact your physical health. Learn how stress affects the body and what you can do about it. The Impact of Stress on Your Body When you become stressed, your body immediately goes...

General Health & Wellness
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6 Reasons You Shouldn't Ignore Heartburn

If you experience heartburn, you might brush it off as a temporary, yet uncomfortable, side effect of eating certain foods. However, this condition can actually be an indicator of something more serious. Heartburn is one of the most noticeable symptoms of acid reflux, which most people experience...

Digestive Health
General Health & Wellness
Acid Reflux
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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