What is An Annual Physical Examination

A physical or annual exam severe many purposes. Having an annual physical examination can be the source of information and reassurance that people are as healthy as they feel. Others may be a bit more nervous about going to the doctor and find out more details about their ailments before they become more severe. The value of a routine annual exam has reenacted Ben under debate. However, it remains an…

March 20, 2016
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What is an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection?

February 17, 2016

An upper respiratory tract infection (URI or URTI ) are conditions that are caused by an acute infection that involves parts of the body’s upper respiratory tract. These parts include the nose, sinuses, pharynx or larynx. These illnesses include tonsillitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, otitis media or the common. The classification of an Upper respiratory tract infection are: Rhinitis is inflammation of the nasal mucosa. Rhinosinusitis or Sinusitis: Inflammation of the nose…

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What Is Colon Cancer

January 29, 2016

Colon cancer is cancer that affects the large intestine (colon), which is the lower part of the digestive system. Rectal cancer is a cancer that appears in the last several inches of the colon. Both of this cancer together refer to colorectal cancers. In many cancer colon cancers being in small benign clumps, which are not dangerous or cancerous, called adenomatous polyps. Over time these polyps become cancerous, becoming colon…

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Understanding HPV ( human papillomavirus)

January 24, 2016

HPV is the acronym for human papillomavirus. HPV is a grouping of more than 150 various viri. Each HPV virus is large enough to be grouped into a group called an HPV type. HPV is the name of warts or papillomas some types of HPV can cause. There some HPV types that can lead to cancer especially cervical cancer. There are more than 4- different types of virus that can…

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What is Parkinson’s Disease?

January 22, 2016

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous disorder that affects movement. It develops over time. Sometimes Parkinson’s disease may start without being noticeable, and symptoms may a begin with a minor tremble in the hand that is barely evident. Although the tremor may be a well-known sign of Parkinson’s disease, in-order to know the cause stiffness and slower movement, the doctor will need to evaluate you. In early stages of Parkinson’s…

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What Is Atherosclerosis?

January 18, 2016

Atherosclerosis is when the arteries harden and become narrower. This is so detrimental because it slowly blocks arteries, putting blood flow at risk. Atherosclerosis is usually the cause of heart attacks, strokes and other peripheral vascular diseases, what are called cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of people in the United Staes, more than 800,000 deaths in 2005. What causes Atherosclerosis? Arteries are blood vessels that transport…

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What are Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers)?

January 4, 2016

Peptic Ulcer disease refers to painful sores or ulcers that are on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, the first section of the small intestine. There is no single known cause for the developing ulcers. However, it is clear that an ulcer develops as the result of an imbalance between the duodenum, which is the first part of the small intestine, immediately next to the stomach. Digestive fluids in…

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Basics of Dental Anatomy

December 30, 2015

Dental anatomy focuses on the oral cavity. The oral cavity is the first area of digestion, where food digestion begins. The surrounding area of the mouth and the supporting structures of the mouth, help contribute to the digestive process in one or more ways. The primary structures that are found in the oral cavity are the lips, cheeks, tongue, hard palate, soft palate, teeth, gums and salivary glands and the…

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Why Drugs Are Much More Expensive in the U.S

December 28, 2015

There is much debate about the prices of brand name drugs in the U.S, when compared to prices in other developed countries. Medicinal products in the U.S are typically much higher in the U.S than in other countries. The pharma industry has always argued that it’s not possible to get the whole picture, by looking at the U.S list prices that exclude discount struck between the drug companies and insurances…

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Understanding the Anatomy of The Nervous System

December 10, 2015

There are many parts of the body’s nervous system, consisting of the brain, sensory glands, spinal cord and all the nerves that connect these organs to the rest of the body. Together, these organs manage and control the body nervous system and the communication with each other. The brain and the spinal cord hold the most control, as it is the command center for the central nervous system (CNS). The…

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