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Browsing Month October, 2012

Cerebral Palsy By Stefanie Meadows

By at October 17, 2012 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects ones ability to move, balance ,and even affect posture. By definition cerebral palsy is having to do with the brain and palsy has to do with weakness or problems with the muscles. According to The United Cerebral Palsy Foundation (UPC) there are 800,00 children and adults that have some type of cerebral palsy and about 10,000 more...

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Causes of Anemia by Robert Emmons

By at October 16, 2012 | 9:20 am | 1 Comments

Until I went back to school a couple years ago, any time I saw or heard the word 'anemia', I assumed it was a disease involving the blood. It turns out I was wrong and it isn't a disease at all, but a condition in which the body has fewer red blood cells than it needs.  This condition could be caused by disease, but that is just one of many different ways a person can more...

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Insomnia by Aden Muenala

By at October 15, 2012 | 9:45 am | 0 Comment

Insomnia is a sleep disorder. It can make it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep or both. Lack of sleep can affect many areas of a person’s life. Insomnia can be either a long term or short term disorder.   The lack of sleep makes people feel groggy and seeps into almost every area of their life due to low energy.  It can damper your mood, energy, health, and more...

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Cholesterol by Heather Buchheit

By at October 14, 2012 | 9:49 am | 1 Comments

Cholesterol is a waxy fat-like substance that, in large amounts, can lead to heart disease.  Our bodies need cholesterol for many things to properly function including hormone production, vitamin D creation, and assembly of substances that help to digest food.  Cholesterol is made in our body and also obtained from animal products we eat.  There typically are no more...

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome by Sarah Minnick

By at October 13, 2012 | 9:34 am | 0 Comment

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder which involves the immune system attacking the peripheral nervous system.  It can affect any person, at any age, and both sexes are equally prone to it.  The disorder only affects one or two people per 100,000 and the exact cause of the disorder is unknown, but it is not contagious.  The first symptoms typically include more...

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