A condition affecting individuals with severe hyperlipemia in which groups of waxy yellow or yellowish-brown lesions appear suddenly, especially over extensors of the elbows and knees and on the back and buttocks.
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If you see an odd glow in the sky tonight, here’s what it’s called and its causeYou’ve heard of the northern lights? The next few days you may be able to see lights even if you aren’t that far north. The sun erupted on Sunday, spewing plasma, “a highly ionized gas containing an approximately equal number of positive ions and electrons” right in our direction. There’s no reason to freak out; solar storms are relatively common, and the most significant impact they have on …
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