This Is How Long Coronavirus Actually Lasts If You Get Sick

As the coronavirus epidemic continues in the US, you might be wondering just how long you'll be sick if you do contract COVID-19. Every case is different, but after months of scientific study and data collection, experts have a fairly good idea. Here are the symptoms you'll be dealing with, when they'll likely strike, and how long it will take […]

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ICE Detention Center Allegedly Forced Hysterectomies on Women Detainees: 'It Was Like They’re Experimenting With Our Bodies'

A nurse at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Ocilla, Georgia, is speaking out about high rates of hysterectomies being performed on immigrant women under custody, allegedly without their full knowledge and consent. The accusation came to light in a whistleblower complaint filed on Monday. Human rights and immigration advocacy groups filed the complaint with the US […]

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The Brain Disorder in the New Netflix Show 'Away' Really Can Cause Stroke-Like Symptoms—Here's What Doctors Say About It

The new TV series, Away, dropped on Netflix earlier this month, and at the heart of this space drama is a little-known brain condition called cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM). Hilary Swank stars as NASA astronaut Emma Green, and Josh Charles takes the role of her on-screen astronaut husband, Matt Logan. While Swank's character embarks on a mission to Mars, her […]

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Amy Schumer Reveals She Has Lyme Disease in an Instagram Post

Comedian Amy Schumer announced she’s been diagnosed with Lyme disease. The stand-up star and actress revealed the news in an Instagram post Tuesday afternoon. The post features a throwback photograph of Schumer, now 39, holding a fishing pole as a little girl. “My first fishing pole. Anyone get LYME this summer?” she asked. “I got it and I’m on doxycycline."  […]

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I was told I needed to get clearance from a pediatric cardiologist, before I start cross country, due to my fast heart rate. My appointment is next week and I am a little nervous. What should I expect? Will anything hurt?

This is a great question! It’s smart that you are having your fast heart rate checked out by a pediatric cardiologist (a doctor who specializes on hearts in children and teens), before you start cross country. You shouldn’t experience any pain or discomfort during the cardiology appointment. A lot of time during your appointment will be talking with the cardiologist. […]

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Sleep tips for the back

Tension and back pain plagues many people. Incorrect or lumpy mattresses and an uncomfortable sleeping position can be the cause of that. Click here to read how to make your bed properly. Not only grief and Worry can Rob us of sleep: Even an uncomfortable bed with too hard or too soft mattress can sleep, prepare for lots of nights. […]

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When I sit, even for a short period of time, I tend to have pins and needles in my legs to the point that I don’t feel my legs anymore. Sometimes it also happens to my arms and hands. What is this? Is there anything I can do to stop it?

Thanks for your question! Paresthesia is the unusual and unexpected burning or prickling sensation in the hands, feet, arms, and or legs, aka “pins and needles.” There are other causes such as spinal nerve problem in your neck or back or a vitamin deficiency, meaning your body is lacking some super important vitamins, such as vitamin B-12, B-6, B-1, and E. […]

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