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What Is Trypophobia? Is It a Real Phobia or a Faux-Phobia?

If you’ve ever experienced intense disgust or horror at the sight of small clustered holes, you may have trypophobia. So what is trypophobia? It is the fear of small holes or clusters of dots or bumps. Often, the offending image...

Lower Respiratory Tract Infection and Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases

Lower respiratory tract infection is often used as a synonym for pneumonia. However, this condition can refer to a host of illnesses affecting the airways below the larynx. While many people recover quickly from lower respiratory tract illnesses, these diseases...

Allergic to Peanuts? Learn About Peanut Allergy Symptoms and Treatment

Allergic to peanuts? A common condition, peanut allergies are unfortunately on the rise in this country. In fact, the affliction now impacts nearly 2.5% of all children in the United States, though about 20% of those young people go on...

Life-Threatening Sepsis: Here’s What You Need to Know

Sepsis occurs when your body goes into overdrive trying to fight an infection and instead turns on itself, creating a toxic situation that can lead to tissue damage and organ failure. Sepsis can become life-threatening very quickly and medical attention...

What Is Hantavirus? Symptoms and Treatments

Hantavirus might not be a common disease—in fact, only 728 cases had been reported as of January 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Still, the condition is not one to be viewed lightly. An infectious disease transmitted by...

Pulmonary Embolism: How to Reduce Your Risk

Pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when a clump of material, most often a blood clot, gets wedged in an artery within your lungs. It can be life-threatening, but when the condition is diagnosed and treated promptly, the risk for it turning...

Cardiovascular Disease: Causes, Treatment, Prevention

Heart disease, otherwise known as cardiovascular disease (CVD), is a silent killer that affects more unsuspecting people than any other health complication. Heart disease risk factors and symptoms can be insidious and, without proper education or medical care, can go...

Pernicious Anemia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Anemia is a common condition in which one does not have enough red blood cells or has blood cells that do not function properly. The result is a lack of oxygen flow to the body’s organs and tissues. There are...

Vasculitis: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

A potentially life-threatening condition in which blood vessels become inflamed, vasculitis refers to a group of rare diseases with disparate effects. While there are multiple types of vasculitis, the primary symptoms include changes in the walls of blood vessels, especially...

Blood Clot in the Leg: Deep Vein Thrombosis Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Blood clots are clumps of blood that have changed from a liquid to a gel-like or semisolid state. They are beneficial in stopping bleeding and preventing people from losing too much blood when they are injured or cut. A blood...

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