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Fainting: When to Worry

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Topic(s): Heart

Fainting (also known as syncope) is common, particularly in teenagers. Though it can be a frightening event, the common faint lasts just seconds and is typically not a sign of a dangerous problem.

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