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A hookah is a water pipe used to smoke a special type of flavored tobacco. Charcoal-heated air is passed through the tobacco (which resembles paste and is packed into a bowl), through the water at the bottom of the hookah. The smoker then takes up the tobacco via a hose and mouthpiece. Smoking hookah is [...]
Sports are supposed to push you. Physically and mentally, competition challenges players to run faster, hit harder, and aim higher. This constant upping of the ante is one of the best things about sports. But taken too far, it can also be one of the worst. Kids are especially vulnerable. With many kids on school [...]
No one is ever excited when a doctor recommends joint replacement surgery — for a knee, hip, shoulder, or any other body part. Here are 4 reasons people put off surgery: 1. You’re scared of surgery. Yes, surgeons replace knees and hips every day — and to an orthopedic specialist, this might be a surgery [...]
Ultrasounds, MRIs, X-rays and CT scans—you’ve probably heard these terms. But do you know what each of these different medical imaging machines is used for? All of them are designed to help doctors see inside some part of your body, but the one that’s used for seeing broken bones is totally different from the [...]
Lately, you laugh too much and your bladder leaks a little. So, you try not to laugh so hard. When the problem worsens, you wear a pad. But soon, having too much fun means you graduate to an adult diaper. You wonder if you shouldn’t stop socializing all together. Making a few [...]