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Vision Loss: Is Caffeine the Culprit?

January 11, 2013

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Are you one of the many people who just can’t do without a nice cup of coffee to help you through the day? Many people use a cup of coffee to help wake them up in the mornings and put some “umph” into their day or to keep them up a bit longer so they [...]

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What is an Optometrist?

January 9, 2013

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Optometrist/Ophthalmologist/Optician An Optometrist is an eye doctor. This highly trained medical professional holds the degree of Oculus Doctor or Doctor of Optometry (O.D.). It is one of two eye doctor classifications currently licensed in the United States; the other being a physician Ophthalmologist. While holding a doctorate degree, an Optometrist is not a physician. An [...]

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How To Prevent Scars After Eye Surgery

January 9, 2013

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Lasik eye surgery is done in order to correct your vision and allow you to see clearly even without lenses or glasses. You need to prevent scar tissues after eye surgery. This is important not only for cosmetic reasons but there are some instances where this can even save the vision of a patient. Scarring after [...]

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What Are Antibodies And What Do They Do?

January 1, 2013

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White blood cells are responsible for producing antibodies. They are proteins that form a Y-shape and are responsive to virus, bacteria or other antigens. Antigens complement antibodies in classifying different organisms. Both of them are similar at the branch tips of their respective Y-shapes. The immune system plays the central role in the production of [...]

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Explanation of How an Aortic Aneurysm Is Treated

December 24, 2012

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Your aorta will be the premier blood vessel within your body. In case the partitions of the blood vessel weaken (one example is, due to atherosclerosis or hypertension), chances are you’ll put up with an aortic aneurysm. There are actually two varieties: belly and thoracic. Stomach aortic aneurysms account for roughly 75% of all identified [...]

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You Can Make a Change: Masters in Health Administration

December 11, 2012

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America’s healthcare system is undergoing monumental changes. The Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President Obama, set change in motion with a series of health insurance reforms that continue to be rolled out. Many reforms have already been implemented while others are scheduled for 2013 and 2014. What [...]

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Research Shows Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Top Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder

November 26, 2012

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Social anxiety disorder has often been termed the disease of the century, simply because feelings of social inadequacy and a failure to respond ‘appropriately’ to social context, for whatever that appropriateness may be, seem to characterize many these days. Luckily, however, the 21st century has also brought along comparatively more elevated levels of tolerance and [...]

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When to Consider Laser Treatment

November 23, 2012

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Some of you might think this is a trick question: When to consider laser treatment? Well, obviously if you are long or short-sighted! This is of course the right medical circumstances under which to consider having your eyesight corrected with laser surgery, but there are plenty of other things to think about – and which [...]

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4 Ways to Control High Blood Pressure

November 20, 2012

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High blood pressure is indeed a silent killer that can attack and knock you down when you least expect. Once a month, one should check their blood pressure to make sure there is no risk of heart disease connected to high blood pressure. If you do discover you have a high blood pressure your doctor [...]

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Rehabilitation in Hospital Discharge Care Plans for Stroke Patients

November 16, 2012

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Rehabilitation forms part of hospital discharge care plans in cases involving cerebrovascular accident (CVA). CVA, more commonly known as stroke, is a result of lack of oxygen in the brain causing tissue injury and death of brain cells. It is one of the most common neurological disorders in adults, and the leading cause of disability. [...]

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Cerebral Palsy – Getting Educated

November 7, 2012

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It is to everyone’s benefit to become familiar with and understand certain medical conditions because odds are an individual is going to encounter someone in his lifetime with a particular disorder that is clearly visible and affects his appearance and ability to move. What is cerebral palsy? Some individuals are afflicted with cerebral palsy (CP) [...]

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CNA Education: Bringing Hope For A Better Tomorrow

November 2, 2012

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Deciding whether you want to pursue a career in the medical and healthcare field or you refuse to do so can depend on various factors such as family background, passion and dedication, ability to work with people, precision and dedication. It certainly is more than a childhood dream. Wishing to become an active individual in [...]

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Managing Medical Practice Online Reputations

October 25, 2012

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Do you know your online reputation? Are you sure? Rumors and accusations spread rapidly over the Internet. Years of building up your medical practice can go sour overnight through anonymous consumer service review sites or social media. Hiring physician reputation management services is one way to perform damage control, but there are steps medical professionals can take [...]

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The Reasons You should Consider Cord Blood Banking

October 24, 2012

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Many families plan to bank their newborn’s cord blood thinking that this can be of great help in saving a family member’s life in the future. Even if they do not have certain diseases known to run in their families, they still consider this option because it gives them peace of mind. At present, millions [...]

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Breast Augmentation Products – An overview

October 20, 2012

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Not all breast augmentation products or procedures are safe. So, it is best to rely on natural products that will not require you to undergo invasive methods of breast enlargement. You might as well come across a website about breast augmentation products. But when you choose a particular product, do not forget to learn the [...]

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Is Submitting your Child for Cord Blood Banking a Wise Decision?

October 15, 2012

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The blood from your baby’s umbilical cord is found to have an abundant number of stem cells. These stem cells are considered dominant cells since they help the body’s tissues, organs and body systems develop. These cells can also transform into another cell type to instigate new development and possible growth. In addition, these cells [...]

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Risks of drinking too much alcohol

October 11, 2012

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Most people will have the occasional glass of wine or pint of lager without thinking about the effects it could have on their health. However, when the occasional glass or pint turns into one or more every night for a number of weeks or years, there could be serious health consequences. Guidelines published by the [...]

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Test for the HIV Virus

September 23, 2012

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No one likes to think about the possibility of having a sexually transmitted disease but if you do or have engaged in potentially risky behavior, having STD tests performed can save your life by ensuring you get immediate medical treatment. If you have used or shared injectable drugs and equipment, like needles and syringes you [...]

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