Correct ICD 9 Code for Knee Pain

ICD 9 code for knee pain is not a very familiar term for common people and is mostly used by doctors or patients who are looking for a solution to knee injuries. These codes are used and implemented by medical professionals to understand the condition of the patient and the treatment done or required for…

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Why your Eyelids get Heavy When you are Tired

Most people will have noticed that when they are tired, their eyelids will start to droop and it can take a fair amount of concentration to ensure that eyes are kept open. This can be difficult after a long day; even more so if there has been a period of late nights, early mornings and…

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Quicker Cold Sore Relief?

Many people who endure painful and ugly oral fever blisters have wished for a magic pill that would heal their cold sores. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a new indication for a drug that may make these dreams a reality – a pill that is proven to shorten the duration…

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Satyriasis

In classical mythology, satyrs were male half-human, half-beast creatures; they accompanied Dionysus and Bacchus and joined in their revelries, especially their sexual excesses. They were depicted in mythology as being part goat and possessing goat-like appetites, especially for lechery. The modern term, “satiriasis” has its roots in the definition of a satyr; it relates to…

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Allergic Reactions: What’s in That Cookie?

FDA report finds food manufacturers don’t list ingredients that cause potentially fatal allergic reactions. Allergic to peanuts? Before you take a bite out of that cookie, how sure are you that it doesn’t contain nuts, even if the label doesn’t list any? While food labels are supposed to tell all, they don’t. After a two-year…

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Asthmatic Mothers Beware

Should Fluffy go bye-bye? Maybe. If Mom has asthma, then a cat in the home actually triples the risk that her child will develop persistent wheezing–an initial indicator of asthma – by age 5. So says a recent study by the medical journal The Lancet. Yet, the same study, sponsored by the National Institute of…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Drinking Problems

Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions about alcoholism and alcohol abuse. I’m not an alcoholic. Can I be helped with a drinking problem? You don’t have to be an alcoholic to need help, or to get help. If your health care provider determines that you are not alcohol dependent, but you…

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Allergy Diagnosis

Learn the right questions to ask your allergist and how an allergy test is performed Taking the first step By now you probably suspect you, a family member or a friend has an allergy. To get a diagnosis, you should consult with your physician or an allergist/immunologist, a physician specially trained in this area. While…

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Alcohol for Women

Women and alcohol really don’t mix. The health consequences of drinking alcohol are more serious for women than men. It’s commonly believed that men can hold their liquor better than women can, but that’s only part of the story. Research shows that alcohol also takes more of a toll on women physically, mentally and socially….

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5 Main Causes of Skin Discoloration

We all grow older and as we age the years-and what we’ve done with them-has a tendency to reveal themselves on our skin. Diet, environment, illnesses, even sleeping patterns will affect the skin as people age. Skin discoloration is the most common result. Most discoloration is harmless, but some can be serious—even life-threatening. In all…

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