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Osteoporosis

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Can I remove skin tags?

A: There's no shortage of suggested ways to remove skin tags on store shelves, but the best route to removal is a visit to your doctor. Skin tags are noncancerous, fleshcolored growths that protrude from the skin, often on a narrow stalk. They're common, particularly as you age. They're also commonly seen in those who are... Read More

What causes one to be startled awake by a noise no one can hear?

A: It's hard to say without a medical evaluation, but you may be describing a poorly understood phenomenon called exploding head syndrome. Those who experience it report being startled awake by what's often described as a loud, sharp noise such as the crack of a whip, an explosion, a gunshot, a lightning crack, a metallic crashing noise, an... Read More