Are You a Mouth-Breather? Here's What You Should Know

Breathing through the nose is typically healthier; as Healthline points out, the nose can filter out pollen in the air and other small particles that you don’t want in your lungs or bloodstream. Breathing through your nose can also help increase lung function. On the other hand, breathing through your mouth can interrupt your sleep, which messes with your overall...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Isn’t Really Arthritis. And Other Things You Didn’t Know About RA

When you hear the word arthritis, what do you think of? Many of you probably associate that word with the type of arthritis that affects the cartilage and joints. This is Osteoarthritis—a common form of arthritis found in older adults. What many people don’t know is that arthritis comes in many forms, over 100 of them actually. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an often misunderstood form...

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Venus Williams, Sjögren’s Syndrome and Living A ‘New Normal’

Venus Williams is one of history’s most decorated tennis players. Having won seven grand slams and ranked No. 21 in the world, Williams is considered by many to be one of the best players of all time. She recently played the U.S. Open, winning her first two matches. It was her twelfth tournament this year. You would never guess that...

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Dry mouth. Dry eyes. Could you have Sjögren’s syndrome?

Although Sjögren’s syndrome affects nearly four million Americans, it is one of the lesser-known autoimmune diseases. Compared to diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, many people don’t know what Sjögren’s is and how it can affect the body. Because of this, many people could be suffering from Sjögren’s and not even know it. According to the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, Sjögren’s...

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