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August 26, 2022
Seasonal Allergies Are Getting Worse This Year: What to Know and How to Help Yourself

If you experience seasonal allergies, you certainly believed that the season last year was rather mild and is getting worse this year. It is likely that the protective measures you took against COVID-19—spending longer time indoors and using masks outside—aided in easing your allergy symptoms a little bit. Additionally, with so many people starting to […]

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August 25, 2022
What Are Similarities and Dissimilarities between Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Dyslexia and ADHD are two neurological characteristics that can impede learning. The signs of ADHD and dyslexia can be difficult to distinguish at times, as both can cause difficulties with reading and writing. However, while the symptoms may look similar, the underlying causes are very different. Dyslexia is a type of learning problem that is caused […]

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August 19, 2022
Does A Pap Smear Test Also Detect any Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)? What to expect?

Whether a pap smear also detects any STDs, in an essence, a pap test (pap smear) does not help discover STDs such as human papillomavirus (HPV). A pap test detects precancerous cells in your cervix mainly caused by HPV. A yearly pap smear or overall women`s health examination may be the only time many women […]

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August 17, 2022
Debunking Myths About ADHD – is it Over-diagnosed And Overtreated?

ADHD mostly receives negative press coverage relative to other neurodivergent conditions. A common belief among the general public is that doctors tend to over-diagnose ADHD, especially following the global pandemic. While we tend to disagree with this widely held opinion, a 2021 meta-analysis reported evidence of overdiagnosis of ADHD in both children and adolescents. This […]

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August 12, 2022
Diabetes and Blurry Vision: Causes and Concerns

Diabetic blurry vision makes it difficult for a person to distinguish minute details in what you are seeing. Diabetes can have several origins, as it might be an indication that your glucose level is out of range – either too much or too low. Fluid draining into the lens of the eyes might be causing […]

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August 10, 2022
Learning About Tree Nut Allergies: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment.

Many of the 1.2 percent of individuals in the United States who possess allergic reactions to peanuts mistakenly assume they are allergic to nuts, although peanuts are legumes, similar to black beans and lentils. One of the most frequent food allergies for both children and adults is a tree nut allergy. Tree nut allergies can range from moderate […]

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August 5, 2022
How Does Caffeine Affect ADHD?

ADHD and Caffeine One of the most prevalent mental illnesses affecting children is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 2.5% of adults and 8.4% children are believed to have ADHD. Have you ever wondered how caffeine may affect ADHD? The impact of ADHD is known to affect a person in many areas of their life, including academic and professional […]

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August 2, 2022
Are Acid Reflux And Diabetes Linked?

What is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux, medically known as gastroesophageal reflux (GER), is a condition in which the contents of the stomach retrograde through the esophageal sphincter back up into the esophagus. Along with food, the stomach contains enzymes and acids which cause a burning sensation in the esophageal walls. Normally, a band of muscles […]

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July 29, 2022
Living With ADHD – What It Is Like

Putting together the feelings of a person living with ADHD into words is tricky. It gets even trickier writing about life with ADHD for a particular person since it is different for everyone. Two people with ADHD may have an entirely different perspective on a shared experience. However, the one thing that most ADHD life […]

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