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Is it PCOS, or Hypothyroidism — Or Both?

One of the most common signs of PCOS — ovarian cysts — are also frequently seen in women with hypothyroidism. If you have ovarian cysts and your doctor suspects that you have PCOS, make sure that he or she evaluates your thyroid before diagnosing you with or treating you for PCOS.

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Does Your Weight Affect Your Risk of Flu Complications?

People who are significantly underweight and those who are morbidly obese are at increased risk for serious complications and hospitalization from the flu.

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Young Adults Getting Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney used to be rare among young adults, but in recent years, the probability of death from chronic kidney disease has gone up almost 26.8 percent.

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Hypoglycemia: 10 Signs of Low Blood Sugar

If you live with diabetes, you should know these signs of low blood sugar so you can catch it early to prevent dangerous complications.

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Childhood Abuse Ups Bariatric Surgery Risk

Bariatric surgery complications may be more common for obese people who have experienced childhood physical or sexual abuse, according to this study.

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Symptoms of Advanced Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia enters the blood quickly and spreads to various areas around the body, such as bones, joints, and vital organs, within months.

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You Might Have an Underactive Thyroid if…

If you’re feeling extra tired or can’t seem to lose weight despite your best efforts, you might have an underactive thyroid. Check into these 12 symptoms of hypothyroidism.

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10 Common Causes of Low Back Pain

Injuries, osteoporosis, and even fear can contribute to back pain. Learn these 10 common reasons why your back might be bothering you.

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10 Surprising Reasons Your Back Hurts

Back pain isn't always the result of a serious injury. You might be surprised by some of these simple, everyday causes of back pain.

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Mistakes You’re Making That Are Making Your Back Pain Worse

These are such simple everyday things that you probably don’t even realize they’re contributing to your back pain — like the foods you eat. Yep, they could be the culprit.