A moment of unresponsiveness — the inability to recall what just happened…convulsions or jerking movements…sudden stiffness of the body.  These are classic symptoms of an epilepsy seizure — triggered by abnormal electrical impulses in the brain. And while these symptoms may indicate...
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The primary symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, often associated with your menstrual period. Although many women experience cramping during their menstrual period, women with endometriosis typically describe menstrual pain that's far worse than usual. They also tend to...
Why do some people who are genetically at risk for Crohn’s Disease eventually get the devastating condition, while others with the same genetic make-up remain healthy? Getting to the root cause of what triggers Crohn’s is increasingly driving researchers...
According to health experts, these are the top ten likely root causes of fibromyalgia: Gluten Intolerance - symptoms of gluten intolerance are not only digestive in nature, but also neurological such as pain, cognitive impairment, sleep disturbances, behavioral issues, fatigue...
If you see someone who is having a seizure, stay calm. Although seizures seem to last a long time, they usually do not last more than 60 to 90 seconds. Time the seizure, if you can. If the seizure...
Pro Golfer Kristy McPherson Diagnosed with systemic-onset juvenile RA when she was only 11 years old, Kristy McPherson went on to become a professional golfer and star of the reality series The Big Break on The Golf Channel. Biking, walking,...
By Efua Andoh (Public Interest Communications) Women and girls living with HIV in America are mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends. Women and girls affected by the epidemic – particularly those of color –deserve a voice and their unique needs and...
They may be beautiful, rich and famous, but celebrities are human too, and they're prone to getting sick like the rest of us. Some even live with chronic conditions. Take a look at 10 celebrities with chronic illnesses and how they...
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