10 Common Causes of PCOS Flare-Ups

PCOS (poly cystic ovary syndrome) is a complicated medical condition that causes enlarged ovaries and cysts to form on the outer edges of the ovaries. This condition is the leading cause of infertility in cisgender women. This condition causes problems on its own, but it can also contribute to other medical conditions, including diabetes and …

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Cold Sores: What To Do

What do approximately 48% of people in the United States have in common? According to the CDC, herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1), otherwise known as the virus that causes cold sores. What are cold sores? There are two primary forms of the herpes virus: herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2). HSV-1 most commonly …

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Noticing the Signs: How to Tell if You Have Anemia or Iron Deficiency

Anemia, or iron deficiency, can cause a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. Because anemia can be difficult to diagnose, it’s essential to pay attention to your body and recognize any signs of its presence early on, before more serious complications occur. This guide will help you recognize the warning signs of anemia …

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Types of Skin Cancer with Pictures (and How Deadly They Are)

Get ready to protect your skin because the most common cancer in the United States is skin cancer, according to the CDC*. Medical providers typically divide skin cancer into two primary categories: malignant melanoma (often just called melanoma) and non-melanoma (sometimes spelled nonmelanoma). However, there are also plenty of sub-categories of skin cancer worth knowing …

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12 Quick & Easy Remedies for Canker Sores

Canker sores are no fun. Even though canker sores are often hidden behind the gums, the pain and discomfort that canker sores cause make you unable to smile, talk, eat and drink. Canker sores are no laughing matter. Even though they aren’t permanent and don’t signify a serious underlying disease, they wreak havoc on your …

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Canker Sore Causes You Need to Know

Canker sores (mouth ulcers) are ulcers that occur within the mouth. Since canker sores are incredibly painful, it’s natural that you would want to do everything in your power to avoid them. Of course, avoiding canker sores first begins with being able to identify them as well as understanding their most common causes. Canker sores …

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