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By Katy Siwirski For many years, doctors thought the connection between mental health and heart health was strictly behavioral. Chemical factors that cause mental health issues can trigger heart problems. There is a growing belief that there is a biochemical connection between mental health and ...

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By Mark Ryan Unresponsive, bed bound and breathing with the aid of an oxygen mask, it looked like the elderly man’s days were numbered. He hadn’t opened his eyes or spoken in two days in the intensive care unit at Buffalo General Medical Center. Chronic kidney disease had progressed to the p...

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By Tehniyet Azam According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. There are two ty...

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By Tehniyet Azam According to the Center of Disease Control, the flu attacks the lungs, nose, and throat of its victims. Young children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with chronic disease or weak immune systems are at high risk for infection. Common symptoms include fever, chills, muscle ...

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By Shahneel Ahmed The flu is a contagious viral infection that can spread through the air in droplets when someone with the infection coughs, sneezes, or talks. One can inhale the droplets directly, or the virus can be picked up from an object or surface, such as a telephone, or doorknob, and the vi...

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By Shahneel Ahmed 30.3 million adults in the U.S. currently have diabetes, and in the last 20 years, the number of adults with diabetes has more than tripled. Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose levels are too high. Glucose is your body’s main source of energy and comes from the ...

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By Tehniyet Azam   According to American Diabetes Association, in 2012, 29.1 million Americans were diagnosed with diabetes. This includes all the types of diabetes. About 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes on average each year. The number of Americans diagnosed increases eve...

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