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11 Reasons Your Stool is Green

It can be alarming to see green stools (or any other weird looking stools for that matter) floating in the toilet bowl. Green stools are, however, not all that uncommon, especially among children, and can have a number of causes, most of which are not serious. They most often occur as a result of something in the diet that changes ...

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11 Natural Remedies for a Fever

A fever is defined as having a temperature above the normal, as a response to infection caused by viruses or bacteria, such as a cold or flu. It is accompanied by symptoms such as headaches, runny nose, sore throat, sweating and sore muscles and joints. A fever is the body’s natural reaction to the infection and the annoying symptoms are ...

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11 Signs That You Are in Labor

If you’re pregnant for the first time you might be a little anxious about when, exactly, you are going to start going into labor. Maybe you can’t wait to get it over with and resume your normal size and life, but you’re still a little apprehensive about the whole thing. Actually, it’s not all that easy to accurately predict when ...

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11 Common Causes of Joint Pain

Most of us will experience joint pain of some sort or another in our lifetimes. The good news is that most joint pain is harmless and will subside with time. Most often it’s the result of overuse of a joint(s) resulting from unaccustomed exercise, such as gardening or some other job around the home. Weekend warriors playing sport often end ...

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11 Common Causes of Jaw Pain

Jaw pain affects all of us at some time or the other in life. Whether it’s just a dull ache or severe pain it is never pleasant. There are many varied causes of jaw pain, ranging from simple causes, such as an injury to the jaw, to something more serious like having a heart attack. In general, jaw pain is ...

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11 Symptoms of Vitamin A Deficiency

Vitamin A is an essential part of an all-around nutritious diet. There’s a good reason for this too. Vitamin A contributes to better respiratory function, urinary function, and vision. You can typically find vitamin A in fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Being deficient in vitamin A would mean that you get little of these types of foods in your diet. ...

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11 Symptoms of Heart Attacks for Women

Heart attacks can be tricky to identify since the symptoms can be disguised as the flu. Symptoms of the flu can include acid reflux and fevers. Turns out, a symptom of a common cold or the flu can be warning you about something bigger. As a result, women will dismiss the symptoms as something that will go away. If you’re ...

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11 Foods That Are Rich in Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12, part of the B-vitamin family, is one of the most complex vitamins out there. Though, being complex doesn’t make it any less important. Vitamin B12 is important for creating red blood cells and promoting proper brain and nervous system functioning. B vitamins are typically harder to find in foods than, say, vitamin A or C. As a result, ...

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11 Foods That Are Rich in Vitamin A

When it comes to overall health, vitamin A is the powerhouse of all vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A is good for proper immune system performance, overall vision, and the reproduction of cells. On top of that, vitamin A can help keep your heart and lungs healthy. According to the recommended daily value, you need 800 mcg of vitamin A to ...

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11 Foods That Are Rich in Vitamin E

When it comes to common nutrients, vitamin E is more obscure. Turns out, vitamin E is just as important as other essential nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and D. Much like common nutrients, vitamin E can be found naturally in everyday foods. These foods include nuts, seeds, dark leafy greens, and so on. If you’re getting enough vitamin A ...

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