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Take It From Alonzo Mourning: Check Up On Your Kidneys

It’s National Kidney Month and basketball star Alonzo Mourning is taking the opportunity to spread the word about a condition he has a personal connection to–chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is a condition where the kidneys do not function effectively and are unable to stimulate the bone marrow to …

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Sun Exposure & UV Rays: The Basic Facts

The human body benefits from sun exposure. And a little bit of tan protects you from the sun. Right? Wrong! The body does indeed benefit from sun exposure. But a little bit of tan does not necessarily protect you from the sun. Let’s see why. The sun’s rays are a …

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Most Say the Flu Vaccine Shortage Caused Small Impact

Everyone remembers the headlines: “Half of U.S. Flu Vaccine Withheld,” “Communities Agonize Over Flu Vaccine Distribution,” “Doctors in Frantic Quest for Flu Vaccine.” A few months after the vaccine crisis began in 2004, a survey by The Quigley Corp., makers of Cold-Eeze, found that 68 percent of Americans thought the …

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The Symptoms of Dementia

Dementia is the progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Particularly affected areas may be memory, attention, language and problem solving, although particularly in the later stages of the condition, affected persons may be disoriented in …

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Can Periodontal Gum Disease Be Reversed?

Can periodontal gum disease be reversed? The answer is yes, if you begin early enough and are diligent. More advanced periodontal gum disease may still be reversed, but it will take some special cleaning provided by your dentist to give you a fighting chance. Adopting a strenuous daily oral hygiene …

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Classified Autism

Affecting three crucial areas of development: communication, social interaction, and creative or imaginative play, Autism is a brain disorder that begins in early childhood and persists throughout adulthood. The specific cause or origin of autism is not known, however, many researchers suspect that autism results from genetically mediated vulnerabilities to …

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Are You At Risk For Getting Alzheimer’s Disease

Introduction Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition that damages areas of the brain involved in intelligence, memory, behavior, judgment, and language. It is the most common form of mental decline in older adults. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time, but the course of the disease varies from person to person. Some …

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Understanding The Autoimmune Disorder Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a systemic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) of unknown cause, that results in chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract. It can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, and can also cause complications outside of the gastrointestinal tract. The incidence of Crohn’s disease in North America …

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