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Group B Strep in Infants Katrina Maurath

By at September 25, 2012 | 7:41 am | 1 Comments

Group B Strep, or GBS, is a bacterium that is found in the intestines or genital tract of 25% of healthy pregnant women.  The risk of babies getting GBS is lower now than it was years ago because of the tests that are able to detect GBS during pregnancy.  Women should be tested at 35-37 weeks of pregnancy in case they are carriers of GBS.  A swab is taken from the more...

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Oral Health’s Impact on Overall Health Melissa Rodgers

By at September 24, 2012 | 7:13 am | 1 Comments

Many people are not aware that when we neglect to properly take care of our teeth and gums, that they are also putting their overall health at risk as well. Although the mouth and the rest of the body are seen as being totally separate from one another, research has found that there is a link between poor oral health and some diseases and conditions. Dental health is more...

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Lauren Seers

By at September 23, 2012 | 7:14 am | 2 Comments

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that affects individuals who witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. In order for someone to be diagnosed with PTSD, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV (DSM-IV) requires a person to have experienced, witnessed, or be confronted with an event that involves actual or threatened death, more...

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Vitiligo – Cure and Cause Unknown By Eric Ammel

By at September 22, 2012 | 7:23 am | 0 Comment

Vitiligo is a condition in which a person loses the color in their skin.  This discoloration can occur around one’s hands, feet, face, eyes, mouth, naval and genital region.  Often times people with vitiligo have hair that turns grey early in spots and those that are darker skinned may even notice discoloration on the inside of their mouth.  Vitiligo does affect more...

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What is Bisphenol A (BPA) by Temia Pulsipher

By at September 21, 2012 | 7:40 am | 0 Comment

Bisphenol A has only garnered public attention in the last decade though we have largely been exposed to it since the 1950s.  Canada has declared it a toxic substance.  The American Medical Association has been calling for Congress to restrict its use in the United States. Many studies have been undertaken to determine its safety, with alarming results. Bisphenol A more...

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