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Hair-grooming syncope, expert decodes viral phenomenon

A Tennessee woman took to social media to raise awareness about the condition that caused her 10-year-old sister to collapse while getting her hair done last week. The results? A now-viral Facebook post that has garnered more than 45,000 comments, 222,000 shares and countless questions about hair-grooming syncope (pronounced SIN-kuh-pee), a fainting disorder associated with…
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Late Disney star Cameron Boyce suffered from epilepsy: what you need to know

Actor Cameron Boyce, who rose to fame on the Disney Channel, died in his sleep on Saturday after suffering from a seizure due to “an ongoing medical condition”. His family recently confirmed the condition that caused the 20-year-old star’s death was epilepsy. Boyce was best known for his role as Cruella de Vil’s teenage son…
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Stroke from cracking neck? Our expert weighs in.

If you thought there was nothing worse than having a crick in your neck – think again. A 28-year-old man recently made national news when he suffered a stroke after cracking his stiff neck. The stroke left him temporarily wearing an eyepatch due to nerve damage, KOCO news reported. Josh Hader, a former police officer…
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Game of Thrones’ star suffered two brain aneurysms; Here’s what it means.

The long anticipated eighth and final season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones (GoT) will finally premiere today.  As predictions and fan theories fly on how the popular show will end, one thing is for certain: actress Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, is a survivor on and off screen. Clarke’s character, also…
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What we know (and don’t) about acute flaccid myelitis, polio-like illness affecting U.S. children

A rare but serious condition affecting children is causing concern nationwide this fall. Acute flaccid myelitis, abbreviated as AFM, and described as a polio-like illness, has afflicted a confirmed 72 individuals in 24 states so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). AFM affects the “Gray Matter” area of the spinal…
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Two HCA hospitals celebrate telemedicine that saved a stroke patient’s life

Two HCA Healthcare affiliate hospitals used the power and connection of telemedicine to save Ginger Duease’s life. The avid runner, sports enthusiast and Gulfport, Mississippi resident suffered a stroke at her home earlier this year. Duease, who had just returned from vacation with friends and was ready to resume training for her next Spartan Race…
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