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Breast Augmentation: What You Need to Know Before You Undergo Surgery

Did you know that breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures worldwide? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), approximately 300,000 breast augmentation surgeries were done in the United States in 2015 alone. This reflects a 31 percent rise in procedures performed since 2000. Due to the increasing demand …

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It’s Going Down: Explaining the Correlation of Fallen Arches and Low Back Pain

Does low back pain — dull and constant or sharp and sudden — disrupt your daily activities? Does it get so bad that it leads to missed work days and social gatherings? According to a study by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 80 percent of adults experience low back pain. Many of these …

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Management Strategies for Gestational Diabetes

Pregnancy is generally the happiest moment in most couples’ romantic lives. One of the issues that could dampen this happy period, however, is gestational diabetes mellitus or gestational diabetes as it is commonly known. The condition develops between the 24th and 28th gestation week and is manifested by abnormally high sugar levels. It is characterized …

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Patient Lifts: How to Choose the Right One for You

Caring for a family member—whether a parent, spouse or child—is a fulfilling experience where the rewards may be few and far between but completely worthwhile. This is a major reason why many families choose to take on the responsibility of caring for an aging or disabled relative, rather than hire a professional caregiver. However, assuming this role …

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