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Browsing Month October, 2012

Overview of the Prostate

By at October 27, 2012 | 7:22 am | 1 Comments

The prostate is a walnut sized gland found on a male between the bladder and the penis.  The urethra runs through the center of the prostate from the bladder and allows urine to be removed from the body.  The prostate secretes fluid that feeds and protects sperm so when a man ejaculates the prostate squeezes this fluid into the urethra and it is expelled with sperm from more...

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Mitral Valve Prolapse by Caitlin Kinnaman

By at October 26, 2012 | 6:58 am | 5 Comments

The Mitral Valve is located in the heart between the left ventricle and left atrium, and when working properly, it works to control blood flow between the upper and lower chambers in the heart’s left side.  When the heart contracts, the mitral valve closes to keep blood from flowing backward. Mitral Valve Prolapse is a condition where the mitral valve does not close more...

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Malaria by Mostafa Mehanpoor

By at October 25, 2012 | 7:08 am | 0 Comment

Malaria is a deadly disease caused by a mosquito bite that is infected with malaria parasites. The disease does not harm mosquitoes but is very deadly if found in humans. According to CDC.gov 216 million cases relating to malaria were reported in 2010 alone and 655,000 people died, most (91%) of which occurred in the African Region. Signs of malaria include shaking more...

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An Overview of Lupus by Elizabeth Dare

By at October 24, 2012 | 6:42 am | 0 Comment

The purpose of this paper is to provide the reader with a basic understanding of lupus.  In short, lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can mildly or severely affect any part of the body.  It is often referred to as “The Great Imitator” because symptoms resemble so many other illnesses. At least 1.5 million Americans are estimated to have a form of lupus, as more...

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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) by Kateryna Petrakova

By at October 23, 2012 | 7:51 am | 2 Comments

The Human Papilloma Virus is a sexually transmitted disease and mostly associated with genital infections. HPV is a type of infection that causes the appearance of warts on different parts of the body. There are over a hundred types of HPV. Approximately one-third causes genital infections that appear as a bundle of abnormal cells, also called papillomas. HPV can live more...

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