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Natural Medicines

Natural Medicines

Turmeric for pain and inflammation Turmeric has been used, primarily in South Asia as a part of Ayurvedic medicine. When it comes to proven medicinal purposes, the golden spice may be best for treating pain — specifically pain associated with inflammation. Several studies have found that curcumin is responsible for turmeric’s “wow” factor. In one study, people with arthritis pain…

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What is CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and what happens during CPR?

What is CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and what happens during CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest. What Happens During CPR? The person giving CPR — called a rescuer — follows three main steps,…

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Diagnosing Arthritis

Diagnosing Arthritis

Diagnosis During the physical exam, your doctor will check your joints for swelling, redness, and warmth. He or she will also want to see how well you can move your joints. Depending on the type of arthritis suspected, your doctor may suggest some of the following tests. Laboratory tests The analysis of different types of body fluids can help pinpoint…

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Learn about HIV basics

Learn about HIV basics

What is HIV? HIV is a virus that can make you sick. There is no cure for HIV, but there is treatment. Without HIV treatment, your immune system can become weak and you can become sick with life-threatening illnesses. This is the most serious stage of HIV infection, called AIDS. Anyone can be infected with HIV, no matter: Your age.…

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