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What is Thalassemia by Brian Ly

By at November 3, 2011 | 6:18 am |

Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder that affects the production of the hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein that is located in the blood and transports oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. If there is not enough hemoglobin, then blood cells will not be able to carry enough oxygen to the organs, resulting in that organ not functioning properly. Hemoglobin is more...

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Dehydration and Electrolyte Imbalance by Jo Aerne

By at October 30, 2011 | 8:47 am |

There is a fine line in having the correct “balance” in terms of our water, salts, minerals, and electrolytes. Whether you have too little fluid or too much water, both situations have consequences, some of which could be fatal. What is the physiological explanation of all this? First of all, electrolytes are electronically charged particles. They conduct more...

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Dangers Behind High Blood Pressure By Kimberly Murphy

By at October 29, 2011 | 8:56 am |

Overview and Effects of High Blood Pressure High blood pressure, or hypertension, can affect anyone at any age. It is often referred to as the “silent killer”, and is the most common type of cardiovascular disease.  Blood pressure refers to the force of blood pushing against the artery walls as it moves through the body.  Blood pressure can vary from minute to more...

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What are Nasal Polyps by Stacey Farmer

By at October 28, 2011 | 8:48 am |

Nasal polyps are usually benign, abnormal growths in the lining of the nasal cavities which are made of epithelial tissue.  The most common place polyps are found is in the nasal meatus. There are four nasal cavities maxillary, sphenoid, ethmoid, and frontal.  They are air filled spaces in between the bones around your face. There are many theories about the causes more...

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Herpes by Megan Karr

By at October 27, 2011 | 7:50 am |

Herpes is a life-long sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus, or HSV. There are two types of the Herpes Simplex Virus; Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV1) and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV2). Herpes Simplex Virus 1 typically causes cold sores or oral herpes and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 typically causes genital herpes. Herpes may be mistaken more...

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