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HIV/AIDS by Daniela Doksani

By at October 22, 2012 | 6:54 am | 1 Comments

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.) As the name implies HIV weakens the immune system, makes it deficient. AIDS-the disease it causes, is life threatening as the body becomes very susceptible to microorganisms and infections that would not harm a healthy person, but could be deadly for an HIV victim. There more...

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Hepatitis C by Lina Palazzolo

By at October 21, 2012 | 6:27 am | 2 Comments

Hepatitis C is a virus that is acquired by blood to blood contact that destroys the cells in the liver.  In the U.S.there are millions of people who are infected with the virus and have either no symptoms or a mild symptom of fatigue.  A person may experience symptoms decades after they have been exposed.  Once a person is infected, the hepatitis c virus can be more...

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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever by Rebecca Lashley

By at October 20, 2012 | 7:20 am | 0 Comment

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a highly rare and deadly virus which currently has no cure or vaccine. It is native of Africa and is usually found in monkeys, chimps, gorillas and other nonhuman primates and was originally discovered in 1976. A milder strain of Ebola has been documented in the Philippines which infected primates and pigs. The transmission from nonhuman primate more...

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Crohn’s Disease by Mariland Wilson

By at October 19, 2012 | 9:05 am | 1 Comments

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract.  The most common areas affected are the small intestine and the colon, but it can occur anywhere from the mouth to the rectum.  Crohn’s is a chronic inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract and is not contagious.  Crohn’s disease can be characterized into four more...

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) By Robert Foster

By at October 18, 2012 | 7:56 am | 4 Comments

Approximately twenty six million people suffer from some form of chronic kidney disease, and millions more are at risk.  Chronic kidney disease affects the kidney functions and prevents them from doing their routine jobs.  When your kidneys are denied their job, excess wastes will build up in the body’s blood causing sick feelings.  High blood pressure, weak bones, more...

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