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I Am Too Fat!

Over the past 20 years, clinical obesity among adolescents has skyrocketed all over the world and it is considered an epidemic. Definition Obesity means having too much body fat. A BMI at or above the “95th percentile” line on the chart is considered in the obese range. A BMI number …

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Bone Pain

Introduction Many teens present with bone pain especially pain at limbs. Sometimes the pains are short-lived and sometimes it may last for several months. Some of the pain might originate from the bone or it might come from the muscle or joints or other tissues in the joints. Causes Most …

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Wearing High-Heels Shoes

1.     Introduction “High Heels” shoes raises the heel of the wearer’s foot significantly higher than the toes.  High heels tend to give the aestheticillusion of longer, more slender legs. The heels are found in many different shapes, including stiletto, pump (court shoe), block, tapered, blade, and wedge. “Low heels” (flat …

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Non-Painful Red Eyes

Red eyes usually will cause us to be concerned that something is wrong with our eyes. In this condition we notice that our eyes become reddish. The surface of our eyes looked red because of swelling or dilatation of the blood vessels in the eye. There are many conditions that cause …

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Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways in the respiratory system. In other languages and dialects, it is also known as ‘lelah’, ‘semput’ and ‘penat’ in Malay, and ‘Chei Har’ in Chinese. However these terms tend to be used loosely with other respiratory conditions. How does your respiratory system function? …

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Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways in the respiratory system. In other languages and dialects, it is also known as ‘lelah’, ‘semput’ and ‘penat’ in Malay, and ‘Chei Har’ in Chinese. However these terms tend to be used loosely with other respiratory conditions. How does your respiratory system function? …

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Nail

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when someone mention the word nail? You will imagine a hard material covering the tip of your fingers and toes which may look nice if kept long and clean; with nail polish or ‘inai’ applied to it. Well, there is …

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