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What Should You Do if Someone Is Having a Heart Attack?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 40 seconds, someone has a heart attack in this country. Every year, about 805,000 people have a heart attack. Of that number, 605,000 are first heart attacks. And 1 in 5 heart attacks is a silent one, meaning the person isn’t aware that it’s even happening….

How You Can Ease Your Aches and Pain With Meditation

When everything hurts, the last things on your mind are mantras and deep breathing. But meditation can be a great tool for easing pain — and reducing stress overall. It’s also free, and the only side effects you’ll have to worry about are feeling blissed out or possibly dozing off. How meditation can help manage pain  “In…

8 Potential Warning Signs of Stomach Cancer

Though we all get stomachaches from time to time, pain isn’t typically an early symptom of stomach cancer. So, what should you be on the lookout for instead? General surgeon Daniel Joyce, MBBCh, shares what symptoms you might experience and when to see a doctor. What is stomach cancer? Stomach cancer, also known as gastric…

Is High Cholesterol Hereditary?

Genetics paint the color of your eyes, assign your blood type and carve out those adorable dimples in your cheeks. But mom and dad may have passed along something else, too: high cholesterol. An inherited condition known as familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) can increase your risk of heart disease at an early age. For some, that…

Do You Need Surgery To Remove Large Colorectal Polyps?

The results of your colonoscopy come back with some … well, big news. You have colorectal polyps — and they’re large. It turns out that some polyps can grow to the size of a person’s thumb. Sizeable polyps can be tough to remove. Often, these giants can’t be taken out during a colonoscopy. So, what…

Vomiting 101: Why You Throw Up and the Best Way To Recover

It’s that feeling you wish you’d never had. You’re suddenly queasy. Your digestive system shifts violently into reverse. And that meal you just ate comes back to see the light of day. Vomiting is definitely not fun. But it has a purpose. “Vomiting is a reflex that allows the body to rid itself of ingested…

How Long Does It Take Colon Polyps To Turn Cancerous?

Q: How long does it take for cancer to form on a colon polyp? A: Time is on your side when it comes to colorectal cancer forming in a polyp. The process is estimated to take 10 years — a period that leaves ample opportunity for early discovery and treatment. We’ll get to the detection…

The Galleri Test: A New Blood Test for Cancer Screening

By the end of 2022, according to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 609,360 deaths caused by cancer in the United States. As the second leading cause of death in the U.S., it’s important that we catch, diagnose and treat cancer as early as possible. While there are standard screening tests for…

How Does Aging Affect Your Bones?

You rely on bones and joints to support your body and help you navigate around the world. But how exactly do your bones grow, and what happens to them over time? Rheumatologist Chad Deal, MD, Head of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease, explains how your bones change as you age and what…

Impostor Syndrome: What It Is and How To Overcome It

Have you ever felt like you’re not good enough to do the job you’ve been hired to do — and that your boss might figure it out at any moment? Or maybe you’ve felt like you’re only pretending to be an adult who’s capable of buying a home or raising a human being, even though…

5 Simple Ways To Prevent Hemorrhoids

If you have hemorrhoids, you have plenty of treatment options at your disposal. But if you have hemorrhoids, you’d probably advise others to avoid getting them in the first place. Hemorrhoids — swollen, inflamed venous cushions in your anal canal — can be occasionally painful and itchy and can cause bleeding. But it’s possible to avoid these…

What To Know About the Second COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

The COVID-19 pandemic lingers on, and as researchers keep an eye on a rise in cases driven by a new mutation of the omicron variant, it’s time for some people in the United States to once again booster up. The CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)…

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