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inflammation

Eye Health
May 13, 2019

What to do about that painful bump in your eyelid

Do you have a bump or swelling on your eyelid? Don’t worry, it’s probably just a chalazion (the plural is chalazia), a small bump that forms on the eyelid.
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
May 13, 2019

Is your hand getting numb? Here are your treatment options


Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, weakness and tingling in the hand and arm. Early diagnosis and treatment are important. Initially, symptoms can often be relieved with wearing a wrist brace or avoiding certain activities. In most patients, however, carpal tunnel syndrome can get worse if left untreated.
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Medication & Treatment
May 12, 2019

Which painkillers are best for an injury?

When you’ve been injured, it’s easy to pop a pill to ease the pain. Unfortunately, this could do more harm than good. Anti-inflammatory medications are often used to treat muscle aches and pains. It’s important to know when and how to use anti-inflammatories and when to use alternative methods.
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
May 12, 2019

Could your swelling be from lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a long-term condition where excess fluids in your tissues cause swelling in your arms and legs. It develops when your lymphatic system doesn’t work properly, and this can be due to several causes – some quite serious.
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Recipes
May 12, 2019

3 tasty recipes to help with arthritis

An anti-inflammatory diet can be helpful in easing and controlling the painful symptoms of inflammation in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Here are three wholesome and hearty recipes to try.
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
April 8, 2019

Is your job causing your elbow pain?

If the outside of your elbow feels sore, tender or weak, you could have tennis elbow, even if you’ve never picked up a racquet in your life! Tennis elbow refers to pain on the outside of the arm, where your arm meets your elbow.
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Allergies
March 19, 2019

Can you treat seasonal allergies with your diet?

Your allergies are acting up again and the usual remedies aren’t helping. Maybe it’s time to change your approach and start at the root of the problem? First stop:  your gut health.
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Food & nutrition
December 3, 2018

Cacao vs. cocoa

Whether as a creamy drink, a crunchy bar or drizzled on a treat, everyone knows that chocolate is delicious. The root of its delectable taste comes from its core ingredient, either cacao or cocoa. While these super ingredients look similar, they have very different health properties, benefits, flavours, nutritional values and costs. So, which should you choose for your sweet treats? Here are the differences and nutritional benefits of cacao and cocoa to help you decide. Cacao Loved by health enthusiasts; cacao is a raw chocolate base that comes from cacao fruit tree beans. Also known as the Theobroma Cacao,…
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ArthritisBone, Muscle & Joint
October 8, 2018

The 10 best foods for arthritis

Arthritis is a group of diseases that cause swelling, stiffness and pain in your joints. Arthritis can affect anyone, of any age. There are many types of arthritis. These include osteoarthritis, which develops if your joints are overused, and rheumatoid arthritis which develops if your immune system attacks your joints. No matter which type you have, living with arthritis can be tough as there’s no cure. But there are ways to manage the condition. Certain foods can help ease the symptoms by fighting inflammation (a condition where different parts of your body become reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful), and…
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