Caroline C. Duncan graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in May of 2017, where her interests were primarily psychiatric, neurologic, and pharmacologic in nature. She served on the editorial board for the school’s literary and artistic publication Humanitas and was editor-in-chief in her fourth and final year.
She's a native of the Carolinas and earned an A.B. degree in biology while pursuing undergraduate research opportunities with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at CofC in Charleston, South Carolina. Caroline has 4 years of experience, resides in Charleston, enjoys writing, among other things, and is excitedly seeking new experiences within the realm of the health and wellness industry.
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As high blood pressure or hypertension is becoming more prevalent, it becomes increasingly important to know how to lower high blood pressure naturally. According to the American Heart Association, about 85 million people in the U.S. alone have hypertension. Overeating, […]
Achilles tendinitis, also known as tendinopathy, is a potentially severe condition that affects roughly 2% of the population (1). In more active groups, it may have a prevalence of 42%. Achilles tendon pain can cause serious discomfort in your heels. […]
If you thought you were the only one suffering from ingrown nails and the pain that comes with it, you’re not alone. Sadly, you can’t just get rid of ingrown toenail pain just like that. In some cases, ingrown nails […]
Optic neuritis is an inflammatory condition in which the optic nerve becomes inflamed. Since optic neuritis is one of the first signs of demyelinating disease, this condition should not be neglected (1). Prompt optic neuritis treatment can help reduce the […]
Long exposure to extreme cold temperatures in the winter can results in a person developing frostbite. Commonly seen in your fingers, nose, ears, and toes, frostbite can spread throughout the entire body. While in most cases, superficial frostbite goes away […]
Proper circulation ensures proper blood oxygenation and blood flow throughout the body, allowing your body to function optimally. If you sit or stand for hours on end or feel numb, chances are, your blood flow is disrupted. While your blood […]
Our feet do so much work as they carry our weight around and help us get from one point to the other. Hence, it is always challenging to have pain and discomfort in the feet. For example, foot lumps can […]
An unexplained shooting pain from the elbow to the little finger when you try to lift even small objects might indicate cubital tunnel syndrome. It is often caused due to the compressed ulnar nerve. Cubital tunnel syndrome treatment majorly involves […]
One of the most prevalent orthopedic disorders is fractures or shattered bones, so it is no wonder there is a need to find ways to heal bone fractures faster. Every year, over 6.3 million fractures occur in the United States […]
All of us experience muscle weakness sometime in our lives, be it after a particularly tough workout or due to illness. When your complete effort does not result in normal muscle movements, it can lead to muscle weakness. The good […]
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection commonly seen in athletes and people who engage in regular physical activity. Painful and itchy, you are at an increased risk of developing athlete’s foot if you wear sweaty socks and don’t air your […]
If all those months of sitting badly for hours in end gave you the pinched nerve in your neck, it’s time to do something about it. A pinched nerve occurs when you put too much pressure on your nerves. The […]
Trips and falls are an inescapable part of life. We just dust it off and get back up, but we don’t realize that sometimes it can cause more damage to our nerves than we know. This leads to a medical […]