Author Archives: Emily Lockhart

6 Facts About Amblyopia and Lazy Eye

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Amblyopia, sometimes referred to as “lazy eye,” is a condition that emerges when the eye is out of sync with the brain, resulting in it lacking coordination with its partner eye. Although amblyopia can be present in both eyes, in most cases it’s limited to just one eye — hence the term “lazy eye” rather   …Continue Reading


6 Things You Need to Know About Superbugs

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We’ve all caught a so-called “bug”, or virus, that can leave us feeling more than a little under the weather for days or even weeks at a time. The typical bug can result in upset stomach, vomiting, coughing, sneezing, headaches, and overall pain and fatigue while your body fights it off. Often, the bug doesn’t   …Continue Reading


8 Signs and Symptoms of Liver Failure

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Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body. How so? Think of it as a filter that takes all of the less than ideal elements that make their way into your system — such as by drinking alcohol or consuming unhealthy foods — and removes them from the bloodstream. And that’s   …Continue Reading


6 Causes of Hemorrhoids

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While they may not be particularly life threatening, hemorrhoids represent a highly delicate topic in medical discourse. That’s because they affect parts of the body — specifically, the anus and rectum — that few of us want to discuss openly. And yet, millions of Americans suffer from hemorrhoids, also known as piles, which are swollen   …Continue Reading


8 Treatment Options for Ovarian Cancer

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There’s no denying that being diagnosed with ovarian cancer — or any form of cancer, for that matter — can be very scary. The good news is that there are a number of treatment options available to patients based on how early the cancer was detected. In terms of how invasive these treatment options are,   …Continue Reading


10 Symptoms of Colon Cancer

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Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most prominent and dangerous forms of cancer. It starts with the buildup of polyps along the wall of the colon; as these polyps reproduce, they present the patient with serious digestive problems. Should the polyps remain benign, meaning non-cancerous, typically they only present the   …Continue Reading


8 Risk Factors For Gallstones

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There’s a good chance you’ve heard of gallstones, but what you may not know is that they’re not really stones at all. Instead, they’re bits of organic matter that gather together in the gallbladder, the organ residing just below the liver in the human frame. Gallstones can actually form without causing any significant health problems   …Continue Reading


6 Signs and Symptoms of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Parents of children know one thing all too well: kids get sick, and they tend to get sick pretty often. The good news is that most children rebound quickly, thanks to the generally resilient immune systems of young people. Parents often acquire the illnesses spread by their children and rarely is their rebound time so   …Continue Reading


7 Treatment Options for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Say the word “arthritis” and most people think of joint pain affecting middle-aged and older adults. Unfortunately, it’s not just people in these age groups that suffer from the pain associated with arthritis. In fact, many young people struggle with what is known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which is the most common type of arthritis   …Continue Reading


8 Health Conditions Caused By Diabetes

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Diabetes is one of the most prevalent health problems affecting people in North America right now. Although type 1 diabetes starts at birth, type 2 diabetes can emerge later in life and is often the result of years of poor dietary choices. In any case, once a diabetes diagnosis is made, patients need to make   …Continue Reading