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9 Top Warning Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency

Some people who have a vitamin D deficiency have no immediate symptoms. Those who do have symptoms may experience restless sleep, muscle cramps, general fatigue, joint pain, muscle pain or weakness, inability to concentrate, headaches, constipation or diarrhea, and bladder problems. Here are nine other serious medical conditions that have been linked to a vitamin […]

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Smoking is a risk factor for back pain and disc disease

    Smoking is a known risk factor for back pain and disc disease. In a new study presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), researchers reviewed smoking cessation rates and related pain in 6,779 patients undergoing treatment for spinal disorders with severe axial (spine) or radicular […]

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Flossing Won’t Prevent Heart Disease, Experts Say

  Flossing Won’t Prevent Heart Disease, Experts Say For decades, the belief of some medical experts has been that gum disease can cause heart disease. The theory is that a bleeding mouth causes bacteria to enter the bloodstream and promote plaque accumulation in the arteries, in addition to an increased inflammatory response in the cardiovascular […]

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