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What is a spinal cord injury?

Generally speaking, a spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal nerves, the body’s central nerve bundle, as a result of trauma to the backbone, or spine.

What is impostor syndrome?

What is impostor syndrome? It’s when you feel like a fake – that you don’t deserve the success you have achieved. But you’re more capable than you think.

What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

Polycystic ovary syndrome — commonly abbreviated to PCOS — is a hormonal, genetic, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects up to 10 percent of women. Not only is the cause of PCOS

What is Bell’s palsy?

Bell’s palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis that affects one side of the face. Find out more about it here.

Cast removal: Step-by-step photos

Once you know how a cast saw works without cutting you, you may want to see what the process actually looks like. Here are 10 step-by-step pictures taken while getting a fiberglass cast removed!

Uterine fibroids: Basic guide

What are uterine fibroids? They are common non-cancerous tumors that grow within the wall of the uterus, often found among women of reproductive age.

What is malware? The basics

Malware is short for ‘malicious software,’ and includes viruses and spyware that get installed on your computer without your consent.

What is phishing? The basics

When internet fraudsters impersonate a business to trick you into giving out your personal information, it’s called phishing. Phishing: The bottom line Don’t reply to email, text, or pop-up messages

What causes depression?

Most likely, depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors, such as…

Depression: Getting a diagnosis

It’s way more than sadness, and can usually be effectively treated. Here’s how to find out about getting a depression diagnosis so you can get help.

Basic guide: What is a pacemaker?

What is a pacemaker? It’s a small device that’s placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. Find out more of the specifics here.

How do bones break?

How do bones break? Once in a while, a bone is put under more stress than it can handle – and when that happens, it breaks, or fractures.

Concussion ABCs for parents

A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious.

What is gluten?

What is, gluten, anyhow? Get the short answer, longer answers and even a video response here!

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