Auntie Fee

The recent untimely deaths of Internet stars Auntie Fee (pictured above) and Q Worldstar serve as reminders that heart disease is the number 1 killer of men and women in the U.S.

For many people the first sign or symptom of heart disease is death. This is why heart disease is called the silent killer.

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Samira Wiley hands

Last night, while I was editing photos, I noticed actress Samira Wiley had a dark vertical line on one of her thumbnails.

Most people have flat or slightly raised vertical lines or ridges on our fingernails and toenails. Long vertical lines that run the length of the nail are usually not a health concern.

But dark brown or black vertical lines or bands on nails should be evaluated by a doctor.

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prostate cancer

Music industry veteran Joe Simpson, father of pop singers Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He underwent surgery to remove his prostate gland after being diagnosed two months ago.

Page Six reports the 56-year-old photographer has already returned to work.

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Election anxiety

The mental health community reported a rise in stress disorder cases long before Donald Trump was elected 45th president of these United States of America.

Doctors saw a spike in stress-related phone calls the morning after Trump was elected.

There are different levels of stress disorders ranging from mild anxiety, Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Election anxiety

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Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter

The following is a repost of my Medical Minute on raising narcissistic children, originally published on April 21, 2013.

The values we instill in our children while they’re young will shape the adults he or she will become.

Photos in this post are shown for illustrative purposes only.

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Viola Davis hot flashes

If you are over 45 years old, you may be experiencing hot flashes caused by premenopause or menopause.

Premenoupause is early onset menopause, or premature ovarian failure, usually beginning before age 45.

Viola Davis, 51, recently discussed her experience with hot flashes.

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Serena Williams dry skin

Your breath, skin, and muscles may be telling you that your body is dehydrated.

Many people who are dehydrated have no idea until their bodies begin to show signs and symptoms of dehydration.

This is probably the case with tennis superstar Serena Williams, pictured above in Milan, Italy, this week.

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Hillary Clinton coughing

Hillary Clinton is back in the news after suffering the worst coughing fit of her campaign.

Some observers believe Clinton is suffering from a severe form of Dysphagia (loss of swallowing sensation).

In Clinton’s case, her dysphagia causes her to cough violently because her saliva travels down the wrong pipe into her lungs.

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Beyonce Knowles

American singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 35, was spotted leaping off the third deck of a yacht into the ocean off the coast of Italy.

This image of Beyonce carelessly leaping into warm water without holding her nose demonstrates how easily a deadly brain-eating parasite can enter the body.

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