Author Archives: Emily Lockhart

6 Things You Need to Know About Stuttering

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We all stutter from time to time, but some people struggle with speech impediments on a daily basis. It’s a problem that often begins in childhood and, for many people, leaves a lasting mark on their confidence, particularly in social situations. There is no universal condition for stuttering and there is no universal cure. Just   …Continue Reading


7 Complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

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Although it’s not a particularly well-known illness, polycystic kidney disease, or PKD, is very serious and in some situations may prove fatal. The disease involves the development of non-cancerous cysts within the kidneys, causing them to grow larger and, in time, become significantly less functional. These cysts, although not cancerous, can become filled with liquid   …Continue Reading


8 Ways to Reduce Bloating

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Bloating: for a lot of people, it’s a consistent problem that can ruin just about any occasion. Put simply, it’s tough to enjoy a night on the town if you feel like someone inflated a balloon just inside your abdomen. Often, the problem is associated with digestion and is a constant issue for people with   …Continue Reading


7 Foods that Can Help Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

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It may not get as much press as many other types of cancer, but colon cancer can be very deadly, particularly if you follow a diet that raises your risk of developing it. Unlike many other types of cancer, diet is a crucial part of colon cancer because the part of the body affected is   …Continue Reading


7 Long-Term Effects of Sepsis

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Sepsis is a scary topic, particularly for people being treated in a hospital or long-term care facility. If you’re not familiar with sepsis, it’s the body’s response to a serious infection. It generally occurs when an infection affecting one part of the body, such as the lungs, stomach, skin, or urinary tract, spreads throughout the   …Continue Reading


8 Best Foods to Eat After a Workout

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Generally speaking, you want to eat something light and healthy — such as a yogurt, piece of fruit, or energy bar — prior to getting your workout on. That way you’ll have the energy to power through your workout without getting bogged down by the digestive issues that might accompany a heavier meal. But what   …Continue Reading


8 Symptoms of Dependent Personality Disorder

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Have you ever wondered why a close friend or family member seemed so concerned with the opinions, attitudes or outlooks of someone close to them, such as a parent or partner? It’s possible this person was struggling with dependent personality disorder, or DPD, which if commonly described as a disorder in which someone becomes obsessed   …Continue Reading


7 Signs and Symptoms of Sickle Cell Anemia

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You may have heard of sickle cell anemia before. It’s a serious illness that’s caused by the development of irregular hemoglobin — a protein found inside our red blood cells that is capable of carrying oxygen through the body — known as hemoglobin S. When hemoglobin S emerges, it has a dramatic effect on the   …Continue Reading


7 Ways to Manage Pain Associated with Aging

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If you’ve ever spent some time with older adults, like your grandparents, then there’s a good chance you’ve heard the line “whatever you do, don’t get old.” Half joke, half advice, it’s a testament to the pain that can accompany aging. For many adults, both young and old, pain is a part of daily life.   …Continue Reading


7 Foods That Help Prevent Ovarian Cancer

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One of the deadliest forms of cancer unique to women is ovarian cancer, which can strike at any age. And while ovarian cancer isn’t nearly the most prevalent cancer that affects women, in terms of sheer numbers, for too many women a diagnosis of ovarian cancer is essentially a death sentence. Even more frustrating is   …Continue Reading