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Importance of Breastfeeding by Hollie Strawn

By at October 15, 2011 | 8:39 am | 1 Comments

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “strongly recommends” that women breastfeed their infants exclusively for the first 6 months of life. After the introduction of solid food, continuing breastfeeding is recommended to at least the 12th month. The benefits to both the mother and the infant are well researched, and more benefits are being discovered through more...

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Syphilis and the Tuskegee Study by Emily Meininger

By at October 14, 2011 | 7:41 am | 0 Comment

Syphilis is a sexual transmitted disease that has increased significantly in the United States in the past decade. Syphilis is a bacterial infection caused by Treponema pallidum; this infection is mostly spread by sexual contact and spreads from skin to skin or mucous membranes. There are four stages of Syphilis that occur when a person becomes infected. The first more...

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by John Merz

By at October 13, 2011 | 7:46 am | 1 Comments

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a strain of the Staphylococcus bacteria that is not affected by the usual antibiotics used to treat staph infections.  Because it is resistant to antibiotics, it is a more serious infection as it is difficult to treat.  MRSA can be found in any place where other treatable staph infections are located.  It is common more...

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Alzheimer’s Disease by Connie Maull

By at October 12, 2011 | 7:01 am | 1 Comments

Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia. Dementia is a general term for memory loss and loss of other intellectual and social abilities serious enough to interfere with activities of daily life. Alzheimer’s accounts for 50-80 percent of dementia cases. It is not a typical part of the aging process. It causes brain changes that gradually worsen over time. Brain cells more...

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