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The Healthy Dose

Doctor examining throat of patient in clinic
Tags: men's health, head and neck cancer, human papillomavirus, HPV, STD, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol, tobacco, vacccine, oral hygiene

Historically, the most important risk factors for head and neck cancer — which can strike anywhere from the lips to the larynx, and up into the sinuses and nasal cavity — consisted of alcohol use, tobacco use (... read more

Girl connected with cables for EEG for epilepsy testing
Tags: epilepsy, children, human genome, genetic mutations, DNA, SCN8A, seizures, traumatic brain injury, infection, turmors, quality of life

Epilepsy is the fourth most-common neurological disorder in adults, and the most common neurological condition in children. About 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy over the course of their lifetime.People with epilepsy have... read more

DNA autoradiogram in a petri dish
Tags: heart health, long QT syndrome, genetics, medications, environment, lifestyle

Almost every medication we take comes with some side effects. From nausea to headaches, dizziness to fatigue, each time a person pops a pill into their mouth they risk getting one or more of the side effects listed on the side of... read more