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How to get rid of bloating fast

We’ve all experienced bloating before. It’s uncomfortable, often embarrassing and sometimes painful. While the occasional bout of bloating after a large meal will usually pass quickly and resolve itself, constantly feeling like you’re bloated may not be normal. If you’re dealing with frequent bloating, you’re in the right place. Let’s discuss some of the most …

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Hyperthyroidism: Signs, symptoms, causes and more

Your thyroid is a small but mighty hormone gland in your neck that plays a big role in your health. Hyperthyroidism, a type of thyroid disease also called overactive thyroid, occurs when your thyroid gland makes more hormones than your body needs. An increase in the hormone thyroxine (T4) increases metabolism, which means the pace …

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Living with psoriasis: Skin care tips and treatments

If you’re living with psoriasis, I don’t have to tell you what it looks like: red scaly plaques often located on the skin of the elbows, knees and scalp. I also don’t have to tell you how uncomfortable and difficult it can be. Fortunately, there are effective ways to manage psoriasis, lower inflammation and prevent …

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How to cope with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Are you constantly battling belly pain, constipation, diarrhea or all of the above? It could be irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The good news is, digestive distress doesn’t have to control you. Let’s cover the basics of IBS—the most common reason people see a gastroenterologist—and offer tips to manage those annoying symptoms. If you’ve already exhausted …

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Is your child sensitive to touch, sounds, sights and smells?

Our sensory systems include touch (tactile), sound (auditory), taste (gustatory), smell (olfactory) and sight (visual). When all of these systems are working together and balancing the world around them, children can adapt to daily changes and feel great! But what happens to a child when these systems are not working together? This is what we …

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What’s that floating in my eye? When to worry about eye floaters

Stare off into a clear blue sky or at any blank surface for long enough, and you’ll notice them creeping across your vision. Translucent black or gray squiggles—sometimes shaped like rods or crescents, hooks or threads—that seem to drift on the surface of your eye, even changing position if you move your eyeball. Firstly, relax: …

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Running low on baby formula? Safe substitutions and alternatives

What’s a parent to do when their usual baby formula is in short supply? Changing any aspects of your infant’s diet can be scary, and with good reason—your baby needs a diet rich in certain nutrients to keep growing strong and healthy. It’s important to be cautious when making any changes to your infant’s diet. …

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