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3 Unusual Things That May Cause A Blood Clot In Your Leg

While most people who develop a deep vein thrombosis, or blood clot, have risk factors such as genetic predisposition, family history, high blood pressure, or diabetes, it can occur in people who are perfectly healthy and who have no family history. There are certain lifestyle factors or things that you may do every day that may raise your risk for a blood clot in your leg or elsewhere in your body. Read More 

New Knee Replacement Technique May Decrease Recovery Time

Doctors recommend knee replacement when your knee is severely damaged by arthritis, or an injury. Damage to the knee not only causes pain, but may limit your mobility and prevent you from performing normal daily activities. Non-surgical options are often the first line of treatment. However, if those are no longer effective, knee replacement may be your best option. Roughly 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed each year. For people with knee arthritis, a new procedure may boost your recovery time. Read More 

Two Spices You Didn’t Know Could Help You Manage Your Cholesterol Levels

When you have arteriosclerosis, managing your cholesterol levels is important for keeping your arteries clear enough for blood to pass to important organs, such as the brain and heart. Making the lifestyle changes needed to decrease LDL and increase HDL cholesterol can be challenging. One simple step you can take on the road towards better cholesterol numbers is to add these two spices to your diet.  Cinnamon Cinnamon is commonly added to foods to give them a sweet flavor. Read More 

Three Tips To Promote Healing After Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is becoming more popular for those who want to get rid of some ink that they just aren't in love with anymore. This process is quite a bit more expensive than the traditional tattoo cover-up method. It is also quite a bit more involved than covering up old ink with new ink. However, the results are much more preferable for those individuals who want to move on with no traces of the old tattoo, or those who want to get rid of any trace of their old life and old tattoos. Read More 

Got Lower Back Pain? Here’s When You Should Be Concerned

The spinal column is made up of a complex series of tendons, muscles, vertebrae, and nerves. Therefore, even the slightest injury or strain could leave you in a lot of pain--especially when it comes to your lower back. Lower back pain is easily one of the most common complaints from the average person, and does usually fade on its own with simple remedies, such as over-the-counter medications and a little rest. Read More