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Stress occurs when forces from the outside world impinge on the individual. Stress is a normal part of life. However, over-stress, can be harmful. There is now speculation, as well as some evidence, that points to the abnormal stress responses as being involved in causing various diseases or conditions.

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    • Canker Sores Canker sores are a common complaint, and are small ulcers on the inside of the mouth. Canker sores aren't contagious (as opposed...learn more »
    • Headache Headaches can be divided into two categories: primary headaches and secondary headaches. Migraine headaches, tension headaches,...learn more »
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      Headache Article
      • Headache definition and facts
      • What is a headache?
      • How are headaches classified?
      • What are primary headaches?
      • What are secondary headaches?
      • What are cranial neuralgias, facial pain, and other headaches?
      • 17 types of headaches
      • What causes headaches?
      • What causes tension headaches?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of tension headaches?
      • How are tension headaches diagnosed?
      • How are tension headaches treated?
      • What causes cluster headaches?
      • What are the symptoms of cluster headaches?
      • How are cluster headaches diagnosed?
      • How are cluster headaches treated?
      • Can cluster headaches be prevented?
      • What diseases cause secondary headaches?
      • How are secondary headaches diagnosed?
      • What are the exams and tests for secondary headaches?
      • When should I seek medical care for a headache?
      • How do you get rid of a headache? Are home remedies effective for headaches?
    • Muscle Spasms Muscle spasms are involuntary muscle contractions that come on suddenly and are usually quite painful. Dehydration, doing...learn more »
    • Shingles Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a painful rash caused by the varicella zoster virus. Other shingles symptoms include headache,...learn more »
    • Rosacea Rosacea is a skin disease that causes redness of the forehead, chin, and lower half of the nose. In addition to inflammation of...learn more »
    • Genital Herpes in Women Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Symptoms of genital herpes...learn more »
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      Genital Herpes in Women Article
      • Genital herpes in women facts
      • What is genital herpes?
      • How common is genital herpes?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes?
      • What causes genital herpes, and how is it spread?
      • How do you get genital herpes (transmission)?
      • What kind of doctors treats genital herpes?
      • How is genital herpes diagnosed?
      • Is there a cure for genital herpes?
      • Are home remedies or natural treatments effective for genital herpes?
      • What medications treat and manage genital herpes?
      • How is genital herpes managed during pregnancy?
      • What is the prognosis for a person with genital herpes?
      • Is there a link between genital herpes and HIV?
      • Can genital herpes be prevented?

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