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How important is the cornea?

The cornea is the front-most part covering the pupil, refracting lights entering the eye and thus it enables us to see. The cornea is our eye’s first defense against germs.

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Sudden Death and Genetically Inherited Heart Disease

One of the main factors behind athletes suffering sudden cardiac arrest, can be a condition associated with genetics called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Most athletes with this condition are completely unaware of it, as they think their symptoms must be a result of their intense exercise routine.

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How do you know if you have a corneal problem?

How do you know if you have a corneal problem Blurred vision or distorted images , Sensitivity to light

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Osteoarthritis of the knee is a treatable condition

The most common cause of knee osteoarthritis is the prolonged use of our knees, over the lifespan substantial wear and tear affects the joint. In severe cases, this can cause debilitating pain, especially when standing up or walking. Prevention should be the first and is always the best course of action.

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How to care for an artificial knee

Artificial knees are very similar to the real thing, but require special consideration. The lifespan of the replacement knee lasts usually between 15–20 years, although this is dependent on the usage and care taken by the recipient. Therefore Dr. Pitt explains how to look after your artificial knee.

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Time for “Tdap booster”, the best protection against the life-threatening diseases “Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis”

If you are 19 years or older, it’s time to think about “Tdap booster shot” that should be received every 10 years throughout your lifetime. For life-long protection against 3 life-threatening diseases “Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis”, only your childhood vaccination is not enough!

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis, otherwise known as jogger’s heel, causes pain that starts in the heel, but spreads throughout the sole of the foot. It is a common condition among the over 40s and is caused by strain on the foot, such as standing for long periods, obesity, unsuitable footwear, or conditions, such as Achilles tendon injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or physical conditions, such as being flat-footed, etc.

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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful condition that tends to affect the tendons in the wrists due to chronic overuse of the wrist and thumb, as well as repetitive, improper use of the wrist joint.

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Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendonitis is caused by overuse associated with exercise or excessive walking, which leads to pressure and inflammation affecting either the tendon itself or the point at which the Achilles tendon attaches to the bone. The condition tends to start out as a mild ache at the back of the heel or an acute swelling and redness that can seem unbearable.

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