April 1-7, 2013 - Original Health Articles

Uterine Cancer: What You Need to Know

Uterine cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women in the United States and the most commonly diagnosed gynecologic cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Close to 50,000 women will be diagnosed with the disease, and nearly 8,200 killed by it in 2013.

Insulin Resistance: Symptoms and Solutions

Insulin is the hormone that regulates your metabolism, and it helps cells absorb the glucose (sugar) in your bloodstream so it can be used for energy. But if you're insulin-resistant, your cells have trouble using the insulin, so glucose starts building up in the blood.

Osteoporosis-Related Pain: Causes and Treatment Options

Osteoporosis is sometimes called "the silent disease" because the decreased bone mass and fragile bones that characterize the condition may not be accompanied by any obvious symptoms. If you do feel pain, it is mostly likely the result of a bone fracture or break you were not even aware you had.

Your Guide to Juvenile Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition usually associated with older adults, but it can affect children as well. In fact, roughly 300,000 children in the U.S. have arthritis or some other rheumatic condition. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (arthritis without a known cause), formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, describes a group of about 100 conditions that affect children ages 17 and younger.

A Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Arthritis?

If you've ever been stung by a bee, you've experienced the pain, itching, and swelling caused by the proteins found in bee venom. If you are allergic to bee venom, you may have had a more serious reaction. And even if you are not allergic, the toxins from multiple stings can cause muscle damage, heart and liver problems, and kidney failure.

5 Important (But Rarely Explained) Medical Terms, and What They Mean

No one wants to seem ignorant when they see their doctor, but no one should be expected to be bilingual either. If your doctor's medical jargon is incomprehensible, you're not getting your money's worth. In fact, not knowing what your doctor is talking about can be downright dangerous.

The Brain-Boosting Benefits of Turmeric

More than one scientific study has found that a spice you may have in your kitchen may prevent the breakdown of brain cells that can lead to the most common form of dementia. What Is Alzheimer's? Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a degenerative brain disease.

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