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What Causes Bone Spurs? by Michelle Hofmeister

By at October 25, 2011 | 6:07 pm |

Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, is extra bone that can grow on any bone, but normally forms where bones meet or where ligaments and tendons connect with bones. Areas in the body where bone spurs can commonly be found are spine, shoulders, knees, hips, hands, and feet. Spurs themselves are not painful, and normally they are smooth surfaced. But, because bone spurs more...

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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease by Farahnaz Shahi

By at October 24, 2011 | 8:08 am |

There are two types of dementia - reversible and non reversible. The reversible, which  is very rare, is treatable by treating the causes  such as depression, drug intoxication, brain tumors, changes in blood sugar, sodium, and calcium levels, low  vitamin B12 levels, use of certain medications, including Cimetidine, and some cholesterol-lowering medications. On the more...

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Sleep Apnea by Matt Peifer

By at October 23, 2011 | 8:35 am |

Ever been told you snore loudly?  Are you always tired during the day?  Have you woken from sleep suddenly gasping for air?  Noticed a slower reaction time or problems with your vision?  If you happened to answer yes to any of these questions you may have a condition known as sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleeping disorder, where breathing more...

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Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis by Chuck Wensler

By at October 22, 2011 | 1:36 pm |

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a very painful and debilitating common form of arthritis.  It is an inflammation in the lining of the joints, causing warmth, diminishing range of motion and swelling, thereby creating severe joint pain.  RA damages all of the joints of the body including, bone, cartilage, ligaments and tendons.  In the United States alone, roughly one more...

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Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma by Megan Canada

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

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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