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When doctors at the Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital in Bristol, England found that patients were reluctant to talk about the shape and nature of their stools, they devised a handy chart called the Bristol Stool Form Scale. This self-diagnostic chart helps patients discuss their bowel habits without becoming embarrassed. It is now being used all over the world as a measuring tool for bowel and digestive health. How the Bristol Stool Chart can help you The form of your stool depends on how long it spends in the colon. So, identifying which type of poop you have can give…
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When the skin on the bottom of your heels becomes excessively dry, it can crack, leaving painful gaps. Cracked skin worsens in the winter months due to low humidity and cold temperatures — and it seems to afflict more women than men. For some, the condition is uncomfortable but not serious. Yet for others, cracks can worsen over time, and if left untreated, can bleed and lead to serious medical concerns. Here’s what you need to know about cracked heels and what you can do to fix them. Why are my heels cracking? Cracked heels, also known as “heel…

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