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A woman touching her neck.
A woman touching her neck.

Lymphoma

The lymphatic system is a set of vessels in the body that transport an infection-fighting fluid throughout the body to the heart. The immune system will not be able to protect the body if the lymphatic system is not working properly. Unfortunately, this crucial part of the immune system is also very susceptible to developing […]

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A person holding their stomach, with a drawing of the large intestine over top of the photo.
A person holding their stomach, with a drawing of the large intestine over top of the photo.

Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a painful condition that can disrupt the lives of those who have had the misfortune of being diagnosed with this disease. Fortunately, modern medicine has made treating and managing UC (ulcerative colitis) slightly easier than it has been in the past. Nonetheless, it is important to know what you’re up against as […]

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A woman who has to go to the bathroom
A woman who has to go to the bathroom

Incontinence

Every year, many people suffer from the debilitating symptoms of incontinence. Incontinence is the loss urinary bladder or rectal control, which results in the involuntary release of urine or feces. Incontinence is often a symptom of an underlying illness or medical condition, rather than necessarily being an illness on its own. Incontinence can appear in […]

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Strands of DNA
Strands of DNA

DNA Testing

As technology improves, our ability to understand our own bodies is improving, too. One of the main ways people seek to learn about their genetic background and predict their future health is through DNA testing services. Many of these services claim that they can tell you about your risk for developing various health problems in […]

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A woman pressing on her temple, as if she has a headache
A woman pressing on her temple, as if she has a headache

Anemia

Anemia is a condition that affects many people in the United States. Women, children, and people with certain diseases are at a greater risk of the condition. Anemia occurs when the body has a low level of healthy red blood cells. Usually, there is also a problem with the hemoglobin, a substance that gives red […]

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