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The Truth About Vitamin D

Wouldn’t it be great if one vitamin could build stronger bones and protect against diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, and depression? Or even help you lose weight? Researchers have high hopes for vitamin D — which comes from our skin’s reaction to sunlight, a few foods, and supplements. Learn …

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What Is Lupus?

Lupus is a lifelong disorder of the immune system. Immune cells attack the body’s own healthy tissues, leading to inflammation and tissue damage. Symptoms may be limited to the skin, but more often lupus also causes internal problems such as joint pain. In severe cases, it can damage the heart, …

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What is a broken bone (fracture)?

Bones make up the skeleton of the body. They allow us the ability to interact with our environment and lift out body up against gravity. Bones are attachment points for muscles which allows us to run, jump, sit, kneel, grasp, and lift. Bones also protect organs from potential damage, and …

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What is multiple myeloma?

Multiple myeloma facts Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow. The cause of multiple myeloma is not known. Risk factors for multiple myeloma have not been established although researchers have suggested genetic abnormalities, such as c-Myc genes or environmental exposures, may play a role. …

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Anatomy and physiology of cerebrospinal fluid

  The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is contained in the brain ventricles and the cranial and spinal subarachnoid spaces. The mean CSF volume is 150 ml, with 25 ml in the ventricles and 125 ml in subarachnoid spaces. CSF is predominantly, but not exclusively, secreted by the choroid plexuses. Brain interstitial fluid, ependyma and …

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All You Need To Know About Heart Transplant

Introduction to heart transplant The idea of replacing a bad organ with a good one has been documented in ancient mythology. The first real organ transplants were probably skin grafts that may have been done in India as early as the second century B.C. The first heart transplant in any …

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Malboro Man Last Words

  The actor who portrayed the “Malboro Man” in print and television cigarette advertisements died of lung cancer at age 51 on July 1992. Some of his last words were : “Take care of the children. Tobacco will kill you, and I am living proof of it,”. Watch this video: …

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Amazing abdomen hand flap

    Specialists from the Department of Hand Surgery Hospital in Rehovot saved from complete amputation the fingers of a young man. Three fingers of his hand were crushed by machine and presented fourth degree burns. A month after having his fingers sewn into his abdomen to provide ample blood …

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Injections

How to give injection safely

Many medications require at-home injections, which require proper training and careful care in order to prevent injuries or infections. Read this article to learn how to properly administer two types of at-home injections: subcutaneous (into the fat beneath the skin) and intramuscular (into the muscle). Warning: Always follow the instructions …

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What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, that’s transmitted to humans through a bite from an infected black-legged or deer tick. Symptoms can occur anywhere from 3 to 30 days after the bite, and symptoms can be wide-ranging, depending on the stage of the infection. The chances you …

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