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Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma by Megan Canada

By at October 21, 2011 | 5:52 am | 0 Comment

Oral Squamous cell carcinoma does not easily metastasis through the body; it is locally invasive. This certain cancer is one of the most common types of oral cancer. Causes: Some of the main risk factors of oral squamous cell carcinoma are alcohol, smoking, and the HPV virus. It is mainly seen in people who are heavy drinkers, heavy smokers and people with the HPV more...

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) by MariJo Day Ahr

By at October 19, 2011 | 6:04 pm | 4 Comments

UTI stands for urinary tract infection. That means that germs have infected a part of our body’s urinary system: bladder, urethra, kidney(s) or the tubes that connect the kidneys and the bladder. UTIs are the second most common type of infection in the body and are the reason for more than eight million doctor visits per year. Most often, UTIs are bladder infections, more...

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Necrotizing Fasciitis by Tzipporah Weiss

By at October 18, 2011 | 6:08 am | 1 Comments

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare but life-threatening aggressive soft-tissue infection that causes  rapidly spreading inflammation and the death of the soft-tissue (necrotizing) and the fascia, the layer of soft tissue covering the muscle. This is also commonly known as flesh-eating disease or flesh-eating bacteria syndrome. Infection typically follows trauma, although more...

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Infant Botulism by Kayla Colona

By at October 17, 2011 | 7:40 am | 0 Comment

Botulism is uncommon but very serious in children and adults. Infant botulism is the most common of the three main types which are: Infant, food-born, and wound botulism. In the United States about 145 cases are reported each year and 65% of them are infant botulism. It is caused by a nerve toxin from bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. These bacteria can be found in more...

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Gout by Jillian Payne

By at October 16, 2011 | 9:14 am | 0 Comment

Gout is a complex type of arthritis that is caused by a buildup of uric acid.  It is said that gout can be one of the most painful forms of arthritis.   It is attacks of pain, swelling, and tenderness in joints.  These attacks usually happen in the big toe first. The ankles, knees, wrists, and elbows can also be affected.  Gout is treatable, and steps can be taken to more...

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