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Gout
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Gout

What Is Gout and How Is It Treated? Gout or gouty arthritis is a complex type of arthritis. It causes sudden attacks of joint pain, redness and swelling. Gout often occurs in the base joint of the big toe, but it can develop anywhere in the body. Gout stems from high levels of uric acid...

Gestational Diabetes
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Gestational Diabetes

What You Should Know About Gestational Diabetes What Is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a condition where a woman has elevated blood sugar levels during pregnancy. This is a common pregnancy complication. It can lead to other complications, such as excessive weight gain and preterm birth. Fortunately, most mothers are able to deliver healthy babies...

Type 2 Diabetes
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Type 2 Diabetes

Reducing Your Spare Tire Around the Middle Could Help to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes It may be time to do something if belly fat is getting in your way, you’re significantly overweight, and you’re wondering if you’re a candidate for Type 2 diabetes. The truth is that a large waist or apple shape is often...

Type 1 Diabetes
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Type 1 Diabetes

Juvenile Type 1 Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed in only a small minority of diabetics. It ordinarily affects children and adolescents. It’s a chronic non-preventable autoimmune disease that was formerly known as juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes. Autoimmune diseases An autoimmune disorder occurs when the body mistakenly identifies good cells for foreign cells and...

Diabetes Management
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Diabetes Management

Learning to Manage Your Diabetes If you have recently been diagnosed with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, you need to make sure you are involved in a proper diabetes management program. Type 2 diabetes management can help you take control of the disease and delay or prevent some of the life-threatening health issues that are...

Diabetes Treatment
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Diabetes Treatment

Aggressive Diabetes Treatment May Help Avoid Future Complications Millions of people around the world have Type 2 diabetes. Many can go for years with blood glucose levels that are too high but are not causing significant symptoms that cause them to seek treatment. Diabetes can lead to significant complications such as blindness, kidney failure, heart...

Diabetes
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Diabetes

Diagnosed with Diabetes: What Does It All Mean? A diagnosis of diabetes can be confusing and upsetting. People with diabetes have a high risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Learning to understand diabetes is the first step in learning to manage your diabetes. What Tests Will the Doctor Request? The doctor will request...

Nursing Schools
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Nursing Schools

What to Look for in a Nursing School If you are thinking about going to nursing school and pursuing a degree and career as a nurse, you might be overwhelmed by all of the options that are out there. From LPN nursing schools to registered nursing programs, there are a lot of different schools and...

Nursing
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Nursing

The Benefits of a Career in Nursing Nursing is a field that encompasses so many different activities, and you will certainly meet a lot of people. Despite these two components, you might still not be certain if this program is the right one for you. Consider these benefits of getting a degree in nursing. Jobs...

Cholesterol
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Cholesterol

Understanding the Importance of Cholesterol Cholesterol is a fatty-like substance that is required for normal body function. Cholesterol exists in various ways in the human body. The low density lipoprotein (LDL) is a type of bad cholesterol, and the high density lipoprotein (HDL) is a type of good cholesterol. A doctor can perform a fasting...