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Medical News Today: Six fixes for cracked heels

Cracked heels, also referred to as heel fissures, are a common foot condition, which can cause discomfort or even pain. They result from dry skin and are accompanied by thickened skin, plus sometimes yellow or brown calluses around the heel edge. Often, the only problem with cracked …

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Medical News Today: Diet tips to improve insulin resistance

Insulin is a hormone that helps the body absorb glucose, keeping blood sugar levels in balance. Insulin resistance makes it harder for glucose to be absorbed. This causes problems for muscles, fat, and the liver, as they need glucose (sugar). Over time, insulin resistance can cause high blood sugar …

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Medical News Today: How do alcohol and caffeine affect A-fib?

Some people with atrial fibrillation say it feels like their heart could flop out of their chests. Others feel like they’re about to pass out. And still others feel nothing at all. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is the most common form of heart arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, affecting 2.7-6.1 …

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