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When It Comes To Pain Relief, One Size Doesn't Fit All

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Some patients describe chronic fatigue syndrome as feeling like an "unrelenting flu." iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Cracking The Conundrum Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely

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How Music May Help Ward Off Hearing Loss As We Age

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Many people with sleep apnea wear a CPAP machine mask in bed to help them breathe. Amy Walters/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Sleep Apnea Makes Quick Comeback When Breathing Treatment Stops

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From Kings To The Average Joe: Gout Makes A Comeback

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Keratoconus is an eye condition in which the normally round cornea thins, causing a cone-like bulge to develop. Courtesy of JirehDesign.com hide caption

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An Affliction Of The Cornea Gets A Closer Look

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Peggy O'Brien-Murphy receives a massage from therapist Loretta Lanz. O'Brien-Murphy was among the participants in a study that found both relaxation and deep tissue massage are effective treatments for lower back pain. /Group Health Research Institute hide caption

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Got Low Back Pain? Massage Therapy May Rub It Out

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Being overweight or obese is a big risk factor for hypertension. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Nearly 1 In 5 Young Adults Has High Blood Pressure

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Artificial hips have been a big advancement in treating debilitating arthritis. But there have been reports of medical issues — some serious — in patients with all-metal implants. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Metal Artificial Hips May Need A Hip Check

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A tattoo artist prepares inks before working on a client. The FDA says it wants to learn more about what goes into tattoo inks. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Tattoo Ink Stained By Safety Concerns

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Most Americans spend the majority of their waking hours sitting still in front of a computer or television. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Sitting All Day: Worse For You Than You Might Think

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