Cushing Syndrome

Moon face is a medical abnormality caused by large fat deposits in the face, back or abdomen. It is a sign usually associated with Cushing’s or Cushing syndrome.

Cushing’s Syndrome is a group of related signs and symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to medications (glucocorticoids) such as Prednisone and Hydrocortisone (Cortisol) or a tumor such as tumors of the pituitary or adrenal glands.

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prince hiv aids

The world continues to mourn megastar Prince Rogers Nelson who died at age 57 in an elevator at his 66,000 sq ft Paisley Park residence near Minneapolis last Thursday.

Insiders confirm the pop icon was diagnosed with “full blown AIDS” in the months before he died.

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Porsha Williams has lunch with friends

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams recently experienced a mid-air emergency on a flight from Atlanta to Miami.

Williams, 34, suffered a hypoglycemic attack, which means low blood sugar. Williams’ sister, Lauren, told gossip tabloid TMZ.com that her sister often suffers from attacks of low blood sugar.

Low blood sugar is defined as blood glucose that is lower than 70 mg/dl on a glucose monitor. Normal blood sugar is 80-100.

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Nancy Reagan

Actress and former First Lady Nancy Reagan died Sunday of Congestive heart failure. She was 94.

Mrs. Reagan had been in poor health for years. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, while her husband, Ronald Reagan, was president. Then 2 falls landed her in the hospital. She was confined to a wheelchair in the final years of her life.

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heart attack

Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in America. About 1.5 million people die from heart disease annually in the U.S.

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women (more deaths than all cancers combined).

Even if you think you’re fairly healthy, you can drop dead of a heart attack at any time if you don’t know how to prevent heart attacks.

So what can you do to prevent a heart attack? Read on.

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Charlize Theron

South African actress Charlize Theron had her hands full dragging her 4-year-old son, Jackson, to her car after ballet class.

The little boy’s temper tantrum was caught on camera — unfortunately for the 40-year-old mother-of-2 who was quickly branded a “monster mom” by OK! magazine.

Single women like Charlize Theron mean well, but boy children are more at risk for emotional and behavioral problems when there is no father present.

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Dr. Jackie Walters

Does your vagina have a musty, fruity or fishy odor? Are you a diabetic? Do you eat a lot of onions or garlic? Did your man accidentally leave a used condom inside you?

Essence contributor and popular Atlanta OB/GYN, Dr. Jackie Walters breaks down the good vs. bad vaginal odors.

“All healthy vaginas will have some type of aroma,” she writes.

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August Alsina

Men, do you sometimes experience a heavy feeling in your testicles? Is one of your testicles larger than the other? Do you see blood in your semen when you ejaculate?

You might be suffering from Orchitis, or swelling and inflammation in one or both of your testicles.

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