Have you ever noticed the huge biceps of Superman, Mike Tyson, or Dwayne Johnson? In all three cases, except for maybe Superman, these people were not born with these huge biceps – they had to hit up the gym in order to gain their big guns. This goal is very popular among young adults, but it also comes with the chance of injury. … Read More

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a hereditary disease affecting the respiratory and digestive systems. CF affects the exocrine glands that primarily secrete substances such as mucus that protect us from pathogens. If individuals have CF, their lungs and pancreas produce abnormally thick mucus, which commonly leads to various types of infections and inflammation in body cavities. Presently, there is no cure … Read More

Have you ever played football, soccer, or tennis before? Have you ever twisted or turned quickly and felt pain in the groin area? If you’ve answered yes to one of these questions, then listen up because sports hernia could affect you. Sports hernia, also known as athletic pubalgia or hockey hernia, is a strain or tear of … Read More

“Chocolate is my Achilles’ heel. What’s your weakness?” The phrase “Achilles’ heel” is often used figuratively, but in the literal sense, it also applies to your body. If you’re an avid sports fan, then you’ve probably heard of the recent Achilles tendon injuries to Kobe Bryant and Steve Smith Sr., basketball and football players respectively. An Achilles injury … Read More

The number of over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications out there is astounding. When faced with dozens of variations of one basic drug, it can be hard to tell your Tylenol from your Advil from your Motrin. However, despite the wide variety of OTC pain medications circulating, there are only two main types: acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs … Read More

Von Willebrand disease is a condition that causes excessive bleeding. Since it is caused by a genetic mutation, it is usually hereditary. However, Von Willebrand can be caused by other factors as well, such as autoimmune disorders or problems related to the thyroid (a gland in the neck that secretes hormones). People who have Von Willebrand cannot … Read More

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