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The Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

The mineral iron is responsible for generating hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that enable the latter to circulate oxygen around the body. Lack of hemoglobin leads to iron deficiency anemia. Symptoms may vary but the following are the most common as listed by an internal medicine physician in...
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About Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common type of birth defects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CHDs can affect the structure of a baby’s heart as well as the way it works. They can also affect how blood flows through the heart and out...
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What is an Aneurysm?

Aneurysms happen when one portion of an artery wall weakens, making it balloon out or abnormally widen. Its causes are often unknown. Some may be congenital, meaning a person was born with them. Conditions like aortic disease or an injury can also cause an aneurysm. A family history of aneurysm...
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COVID-19 Vaccine: Safe for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a list of recommendations of people who are to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in the first phase of distribution. At the top of that list are healthcare employees, a population that consists of over 300,000 pregnant or lactating women. Are these women safe...
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Americans Are Hesitant to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

Although there already are two COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States, many are still hesitant about getting vaccinated once their priority group is called. According to a recent survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, an estimated 27% of Americans are vaccine-hesitant, saying they “probably or definitely...
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How to Treat Ear Infections

Ear infections happen when there is a viral or bacterial infection affecting the middle ear. They can either be acute or chronic. Whatever the case may be, they can be painful and uncomfortable for you. The Causes Before getting to the treatment options, you first need to know the possible...
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