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Browsing Month May, 2012

Huntington’s disease by Jocelyn Owens

By at May 21, 2012 | 8:47 am | 0 Comment

Huntington’s disease, abbreviated as HD, is a genetic neurodegenerative that breaks down the brain nerve cells until that individual is incompatible with doing everyday tasks or controlling emotions. Most cases start around the age of 21. Someone can only get this disease if one parent is carrying the defective gene, which gives them a 50/50 chance of developing the more...

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Antibiotic Resistance and Super Bugs by Christoph Schulz

By at May 5, 2012 | 8:58 am | 18 Comments

While savvy consumers know not to trust the flood of questionable and untested remedies presented in internet advertisements or late-night television infomercials, most people wouldn’t think twice about the effectiveness of a doctor-prescribed medication. That’s especially true of the ubiquitous use of antibiotics. So it might surprise many people to learn that more more...

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What is Osteoarthritis by Se’an Whiteside

By at May 5, 2012 | 8:45 am | 0 Comment

There are millions of Americans that live with arthritis each and everyday. We live in a world that is plagued by this disease. We once thought that arthritis was only for the old and aged individuals. As we have learned more about this disease, we have learned that it can also affect the very young and energetic. This disease is one that can make daily living challenging more...

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What is PID by Terra Rahaman

By at May 5, 2012 | 8:25 am | 1 Comments

Pelvic inflammatory disease, also known as PID, is a sexually transmitted infection that affects the female reproductive organs and reproductive tract.   Unlike other sexually transmitted infections, I had little knowledge of pelvic inflammatory disease.   After some research, what I found most interesting about PID is the fact that unless a woman has severe symptoms, more...

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Alcoholism by Chanel McPike

By at May 4, 2012 | 4:54 pm | 0 Comment

Alcoholism is a disease in which one is addicted to and craves alcohol. It is a dependence based on alcohol that a person can not control. People that suffer from alcoholism continually drink, even though they know its causing problems within their life. Studies have shown that around 18 million people in the U.S. abuse alcohol. Alcoholism is a disease that happens more...

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