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What Steroids Do to Your Body: A HealthCentral Explainer

On October 22, 2012, cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles amid doping allegations, despite no positive tests. Numerous baseball players already have been left out of the Hall of Fame for admitting to—or even suspici...

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Alternative Chronic Pain Treatments

When a patient is experiencing chronic pain, a simple diagnosis and treatment pattern is not always effective. Test your knowledge about alternative chronic pain treatments.

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8 Interesting Facts About Urine

Sometimes, urine can smell. Sometimes it smells like a specific food. Asparagus, for one, causes a characteristic odor due to asparagines, an amino acid. Foul-smelling urine can be indicative of bacteria and potentially a urinary tract infection. In ...

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Is a Gluten-Free Diet a Cure to ADHD? A HealthCentral Explainer

From time to time, someone will claim to have found a “cure” for ADHD. Some are behavioral strategies, some herbal supplements, while still others are diet-based. Recently, numerous sources have contended that ADHD could be a product of gluten intole...

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5 Ways to Avoid Carpal Tunnel at Work

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very painful condition caused by excessive compression on the primary nerve in the wrist. Overtime many work habits contribute to the development of carpal tunnel. Here are five ways to avoid carpal tunnel at work.

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Common Foods that Cause Pain

Sugar causes pain by promoting inflammation. Researchers have found that those who ate diets with a lower glycemic load will tend to have lower levels of inflammation as measured by the c-reactive protein. To learn more about foods that will not incr...

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8 Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be mild or debilitating. It can be caused by trauma, injury or a long-term degenerative condition. Learn more about what could be causing the pain in your shoulder.

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Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is the Carpal Tunnel? What are the symptoms? What causes the condition? Learn how to prevent this condition and when to see a doctor.

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Why Being Overweight Causes Pain

Obesity does not directly cause osteoarthritis, but it increases the amount of stress that the weight-bearing joints must carry and contributes to joint wear and tear. Here are five facts about how obesity and arthritis are linked.

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Exercise Tips for People with Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Safely strengthening the muscles around painful joints is one of the best ways to alleviate joint pain and keep the pain from returning. In fact, keeping muscles strong and flexible is one of the best ways to keep joint pain from occurring in the fir...