Understanding Bunions and How They're Treated

A bunion is a hard, bony bump that forms on the foot. They occur when the big toe joint bends inward toward the other toes. The bunion bump itself is a deformity in the bone on the outside of the toe. These uncomfortable bumps affect about a third of all Americans, and they tend to get worse if left untreated. So it's important to pay attention to them. You're at higher risk of developing a bunion if you are older, have arthritis or flat feet, have a job that puts a lot of stress on your feet, h...

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5/3/2022 2:06:00 PM Comments(0)

Develop healthy social media habits

Social media can be great for connecting and keeping in touch with people. But it can have a dark side too. If you've ever felt lonely, depressed, inadequate or anxious after scrolling through social media, you're not alone. Recent studies have found links between increased social media use and negative feelings and behaviors. Those include: • Spending less time with people in person. • Being distracted at work or school. • Developing low self-esteem, a negative body image or d...

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Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

If you deal with unstable menstrual periods, facial hair and acne, you may be one of the 5% to 26% of women with polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS . PCOS is common among women between the ages of 15 and 44, or during their childbearing years. Most patients are diagnosed when they struggle to get pregnant in their 20s and 30s. In fact, PCOS is the most common reason for infertility. The disorder is caused by an imbalance in reproductive hormones, which hinders a woman's egg release and ovulation cyc...

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Could your achy joints be rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis RA is a type of arthritis that causes inflammation pain and swelling in your joints or the areas where two bones meet. If you've been dealing with joint pain, you may want to learn about RA. We're here to help with answers to five common questions about RA. 1. How is RA different from osteoarthritis? RA is an autoimmune condition, meaning your body attacks the tissues that line your joints and causes inflammation. In contrast, osteoarthritis is often caused by aging, as the ...

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3/28/2022 10:39:00 AM Comments(0)

Could it be melanoma?

Many of us may not be too keen on taking an up-close-and-personal look at our own bodies, but there's a very good reason to do just that: It's one of the best ways to discover melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. Though less common than other skin cancers, melanoma can spread to other parts of the body if not caught early. It can even be fatal if diagnosed at a late stage. But if found before it has had a chance to grow, melanoma is very treatable. How to spot melanoma Melanoma can loo...

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