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Making a Case for Health Literacy
Inability to understand and effectively use health information linked to higher rates of hospitalization, reduced preventive care and increased health costs
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Getting Ahead of the Next Pandemic: Is the World Ready?
The world is more interconnected than ever, emerging diseases continually threaten health, and drug resistance continues to grow
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Nearly 20M Americans Live Near Oil, Gas and Fracking Wells
Studies reveal living within a mile of active wells has been correlated to increased risk for heart and neurological problems, cancers and adverse birth outcomes
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Overcoming Last Line of Antibiotic Resistance Against Bacterial Infections
Common type of bacteria causing major healthcare crisis as we get closer towards the last line of antibiotic resistance against bacterial infections
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Global Study Finds Massive Health Care Inequity
Study finds massive inequity of access to and quality of health care among and within countries - concludes people are dying from causes with well-known treatments
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Mercury in Fish and Seafood Possibly Linked to Higher Risk of ALS
Preliminary study finds eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury may be linked to a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
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Zika Virus Risk Map for U.S. Cities
US cities face potential risk in summer of low, moderate, or high populations of the mosquito species that transmits Zika virus
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Zika Virus Congenital Syndrome
Strong evidence that Zika virus can cause a range of abnormalities in pregnant women infected with the virus
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El Nino May Be Spreading Diseases to New Places
El Nino could be transporting and spreading waterborne diseases like cholera thousands of miles, across oceans, with significant impacts for public health
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Yellow Fever Virus: General Overview
Information regarding Yellow Fever, a virus transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, and found in subtropical and tropical areas of Africa and South America
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Zika Virus: Increase in Neurological Disorders & Neonatal Malformations
WHO statement on first meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations
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Gulf War Illness: General Information
Information regarding Gulf War Illness, also referred to as chronic multi-symptom illness in veterans of the Gulf War
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Nitrogen Dioxide: Respiratory & Health Problems
Information regarding Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), an air pollutant that can aggravate respiratory diseases such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis
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Dracunculiasis or Guinea Worm Disease: General Overview
Information regarding Guinea worm disease, a condition caused by a parasitic worm that migrates through subcutaneous tissues causing severe pain
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Zika Virus: Transmission & Prevention, Symptoms & Treatment
Information regarding Zika Virus, a disease similar to chikungunya and dengue viruses spread by the same type of mosquitoes
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Cemeteries: Environmental Pollution and Groundwater Contamination
Information regarding toxic chemicals used in the burial process that can cause environmental contamination and groundwater pollution
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Microbial Diseases: Transmission & General Overview
Information regarding infectious Microbial Diseases, including microbe transmission and protection methods
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Cystinuria: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Information regarding Cystinuria, an inherited disease that causes stones of amino acid cysteine to form in the bladder, kidneys and urethra
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Alcoholic Liver Disease: Types, Symptoms & Treatment
Information regarding Alcoholic liver disease, a condition that can occur after years of drinking alcohol
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Dysautonomia: General Overview and Information
Information regarding Dysautonomia, a term used to describe different medical conditions that cause a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system
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Hyper IgM Syndromes: Definitions & Information
Information regarding the types of Hyper IgM Syndrome including diagnosing and treatment methods
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Renal Failure: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
Information regarding the basics of renal failure, a condition when the kidneys lose the ability to filter waste products from the blood
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Cryptosporidiosis: Facts, Treatment and Prevention
Information regarding Cryptosporidiosis (crypto), a form of disease caused by microscopic germs with a common symptom of watery diarrhea
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Seafood Poisoning: Ciguatera & Scombroid
Information regarding Ciguatera and Scombroid, types of fish, seafood and shellfish poisoning
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Forms of the Plague: Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention
Information regarding various types of the plague and how plague can spread and be transmitted to humans
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Vibrio Vulnificus: Risk Factors, Diagnosing & Treatment
The bacterium Vibrio Vulnificus may cause disease in people who consume contaminated seafood, or have an open wound exposed to seawater
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Fracking: Health Risks of Gas Well Drilling
Information regarding some of the health risks associated with the process of fracking gas wells
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Rickettsia Felis: Facts & Information
Information regarding rickettsiosis caused by R. felis, also known as flea-borne spotted fever or cat-flea typhus
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Water-borne Diseases: Types and Information
Information regarding types of water-borne diseases caused by water people drink that is contaminated by animal or human feces
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Rat Bite Fever: General Information
Information regarding Rat Bite Fever, a condition sometimes transmitted to humans in around 10% of rat bites
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Signs & Symptoms of Anthrax Infection
Signs and symptoms of anthrax depend upon how a person is infected and may range from vomiting to skin sores to shock
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Lassa Fever: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
Information regarding Lassa fever, an acute viral illness that is endemic in parts of west Africa
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Electronic Waste: Medical and Health Issues
Information regarding the growing health dangers of electronic waste
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H58 Antibiotic Resistant Typhoid: Facts & Information
A strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that causes typhoid fever has spread to several countries and reached epidemic levels in Africa
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Organ Transplantation: Eligibility, Cost & General Information
Information regarding human organ transplants including eligibility, cost, preparing for an organ transplant of liver, lungs, kidney, heart and small intestine
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Toxic Shock Syndrome: Symptoms, Treatment & Outlook
Information regarding Toxic shock syndrome including treatment methods and symptoms experienced
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Information
Information regarding Carbon Monoxide (CO) an odorless, colorless, poisonous and potentially deadly gas
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Trigeminal Neuralgia: Causes & Treatment Information
Information regarding Trigeminal neuralgia a painful condition that affects the trigeminal nerve
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Everyday Bacteria on Verge of Becoming Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs
Antibiotic resistance may spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings
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Chikungunya Virus - Coming to a City Near You
Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, a painful and potentially debilitating disease, predicted to soon spread to the U.S.
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Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) Test: Facts & Information
A creatine phosphokinase test may be used to detect inflammation of muscles or serious muscle damage, or to diagnose rhabdomyolysis
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Ataxia: Types, Causes & Symptoms
Information regarding ataxia, a neurological sign consisting of lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements
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Health Disparities & People with Disabilities
Reducing the incidence of preventable diseases in this population could lead to improved quality of life
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Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), Bacteria and Infection
Information regarding Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria commonly found nearly anywhere in the world
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Measles: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
The first sign of measles is commonly a high fever that starts around 10 to12 days after exposure to the virus
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Screw Worms and the Spread of Disease
There are two types of screw worm fly, Chrysomyia bezziana, and Cochliomyia hominivorax found predominately in tropical areas of the American continent
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Combating Infections Caused by Enterovirus D68
Class of compounds could be effective in combating infections caused by enterovirus D68, which might be associated with polio-like symptoms
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Bourbon Virus: Information, Treatment and Prevention
New virus linked to death of Kansas resident during the summer of 2014
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Uses of Antimicrobial Metals in the Health Field
There are currently hundreds of antimicrobial copper healthcare-related products available in America today
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Weight Loss Surgery May Lessen Urinary Problems
Weight loss surgery may lessen increased frequency and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms
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Weather - How it Can Affect Your Health
Does the weather actually affect a person with arthritis for example? If it does, how does it affect them? The fact is there has not been a great amount of research into the subject
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Adrenal Fatigue: Causes, Symptoms, and Susceptibility
Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms that result when the adrenal glands function below the level necessary
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Gene Therapy: Safe, Long-term Relief for Patients with Severe Hemophilia B
Gene therapy provides men with hemophilia B reliable relief from the bleeding disorder
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Chagas Disease: Diagnosing, Treating, Preventing and Control
Information regarding Chagas disease also known as American trypanosomiasis caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi or kissing bug
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Hemophilia: Causes, Issues & Treatment
Symptoms of hemophilia range from increased bleeding after injury, trauma, or surgery to sudden bleeding with no apparent cause
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Hypothyroidism: Underactive Thyroid Gland - Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Information regarding Hypothyroidism, a condition caused when the thyroid gland does not produce enough of certain important hormones
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Urinary Tract Infections: Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Information regarding urinary tract infection (UTI) in females and males, includes symptoms and current treatment options
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Hantavirus: Symptoms, Precautions and Prevention
Information regarding Hantavirus, a disease caused by breathing contaminated dust after disturbing or cleaning rodent nests or droppings
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Tularemia: Symptoms - Causes - Prevention - Treatment
Information, testing, and diagnosing Tularemia, a rare infectious disease that can attack the eyes, skin, lungs, lymph nodes and possibly internal organs
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Clostridium Difficile: Infection Symptoms and Treatment Information
Information regarding Clostridium difficile, also known as C. difficile or simply C. diff, a bacteria with symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon
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High Caffeine Energy Drinks Can Cause Cardiac Problems
According to research presented at ESC Congress, energy drinks can cause heart problems including angina, cardiac arrhythmia, and even sudden death
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Leishmaniasis Parasitic Disease - Symptoms Treatment and Prevention
Information regarding Leishmaniasis a parasitic disease found in parts of the tropics, subtropics and southern European regions
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Health Issues Most Stressful Event in American Lives
Study provides statistics and looks at how health problems are the major stress event in average American lives
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KDS: King-Denborough Syndrome - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment
Information regarding KDS a rare and life-threatening condition caused by a usually inherited reaction to exposure to general anesthesia and its component drug-like and volatile anesthetics
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Schistosomiasis: Snail Fever a Common Type of Parasitic Disease
Information regarding Snail fever a common type of parasitic disease found in contaminated fresh water
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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Information
Information relating to Ebola hemorrhagic fever a currently un-treatable virus with potential to create world outbreaks
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Trimethylaminuria (TMAU) - Fishy Body Odor Causes and Treatment
Trimethylaminuria or TMAU is a rare metabolic disorder also known as fish odor syndrome or fish malodor syndrome that creates a fishy body smell
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Enteroviruses: Non-Polio and Polio
Information relating to various types of common contagious Enteroviruses and their possible health effects
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Chikungunya Virus: Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment
Information regarding Chikungunya a viral disease with no current known cure spread by mosquitos
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Dengue Fever: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
Information regarding Dengue Fever a dangerous tropic and subtropic illness caused by viruses transmitted by mosquitoes
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Dangers and Health Effects of Depleted Uranium
Information relating to Depleted Uranium (DU) a chemically toxic and radioactive heavy metal potentially hazardous to human health
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What Are Body Electrolytes and How do They Work
Information on human body electrolytes including what they are and what can happen when an imbalance occurs
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Human Parvovirus - Fifth Disease
Human parvovirus or Fifth Disease is a mild rash illness caused by parvovirus B19 the disease is also referred to as erythema infectiosum
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Knowing When You Have to Pee
The epithelium layer in the bladder is able to sense bladder fullness through the activity of integrins
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Connection Between Well-being and Giving, Getting, Gratitude
New research highlighting surprising benefit of good sleep and more feelings of gratitude for relationships
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Behcet's Disease - Interesting Information Unfolds Along the Ancient Silk Road
Researchers have identified new regions on the human genome associated with Behcets disease a painful and potentially dangerous condition found predominantly in people with ancestors along the Silk Road
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Toxoplasma Gondii Disease Information
Cats are the main hosts of Toxoplasmosis however it usually does not cause people to experience any symptoms as the human immune system prevents parasites from causing illness
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Essential Thrombocythemia Information
Information on Essential Thrombocythemia a disorder that involves the body producing excessive numbers of blood platelets
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Chronic Diseases Threaten Health and Economies in Poor and Middle-Income Countries
Heart disease cancer diabetes chronic respiratory conditions and other non-communicable diseases increasingly threaten health and economic of lower and middle-income countries
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Healthy Living During the Summer Months
A major barrier to Americans being healthy is the stress of their daily lives caused by demanding jobs and hectic lifestyles
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Q Fever Information, Symptoms and Risk Factors
Information on Q fever a bacterial infection disease caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii that can affect the lungs liver heart and other parts of the body
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Test Could Give SLE Patients a Tolerable Life
Currently it can take up to a year before a patient is diagnosed with SLE as the symptoms are diffuse and are often mistaken for other diseases
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Obese Suffering Avoidable Disease and Disability
Patients with severe obesity face premature death disease and disability as a direct result of their condition which could be prevented or eliminated
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Treatments to Increase Height
Studies showing that treatment with growth hormone significantly increased adult height in patients with Turners syndrome
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and Treatment of Disabilities
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen within a sealed chamber that is pressurized
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Dwarfism Gene Linked to Protection from Cancer and Diabetes
Over 22 years the team documented no cases of diabetes and one non-lethal case of cancer
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Health, Wellness and Financial Security for 2011
We are all faced with choices these days regarding our personal health wellness and financial security
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Is Kissing Dangerous to Your Health
With just one kiss couples can share more than 500 different types of disease causing germs and viruses
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Progress and Challenges in Achieving Health Equity
American differences in income race ethnicity and gender make a difference in how likely they are to be healthy sick or die prematurely
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Effects of Lead in Drinking Water
Lead is just one of the many different chemicals which contaminate our public water supply
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Black Lung Disease
Information including causes diagnosis symptoms and treatment options for Black Lung Disease
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Climate Change May Affect Plague Distribution and Incidence
As temperatures are rising and levels of snowfall are decreasing incidences of the plague are decreasing
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Rabies Symptoms, Information and Treatment
Rabies is a form of viral disease that affects mammals and transmitted mostly through the bites of animals that are rabid
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Higher Risk of Death with More Time Spent Sitting
Study links more time spent sitting to higher risk of death independent of physical activity level
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Alzheimer's disease, Down syndrome and Atherosclerosis Linked
Down syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes appear to share a common disease mechanism with Alzheimers disease
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Tuberculosis Facts and Information
Tuberculosis or TB still remains a global pandemic One third the human population is currently infected with tuberculosis
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Listeriosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Information on Listeriosis a disease that mainly affects seniors newborns pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems
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Patients Being Discharged Against Medical Advice
When patients leave hospital before the physician recommends discharge they may involve risk of inadequately treated medical conditions and need for readmission
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Chronic Disease Management - The Expert Patient
Health concerns are usually classified as either acute or chronic
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Take Charge of Your Own Health
Take charge of your own health by researching health and medical condition websites on the Internet
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