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Biliary Duct Diseases By Kelly Graeler

By at March 8, 2013 | 7:51 am | 0 Comment

Within the past year, I have been diagnosed with a condition known as bile duct strictures.  When the doctor told me the news, I had so many questions running through my head, such as: What are bile ducts?  What do they do? Is there treatment? Will my condition get better over time?  While I received answers for some of my questions, there were many more left more...

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Depression Caused by Dopamine Dysfunction by Michael Barks

By at March 7, 2013 | 7:48 am | 2 Comments

I’ll be honest; I used to not even believe in depression.  At one point in my life I often didn’t believe in things that I didn’t understand.  A few years ago a friend of mine who suffered from depression took his own life.  A few years later I got in a new relationship with a girl that suffered from depression.  In the over two years that we have been together, more...

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What is Aortic Stenosis by Kim Stacy

By at March 6, 2013 | 8:12 am | 0 Comment

Aortic stenosis is a condition in which the aortic valve in the heart does not open and close properly. Your heart has four valves; the aortic valve is the one that pumps blood from the left ventricle of the heart to the rest of the body (except the lungs) via the aorta. Aortic stenosis is caused by a buildup of calcium on the valve leaflets. This buildup of calcium more...

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What is Diabetic Eye Disease by Angela T. Shasserre

By at March 4, 2013 | 8:19 am | 0 Comment

Diabetes affects millions of Americans.  If diabetes is well-controlled, patients can live long, active lives with the disease.  On the other hand, poorly-controlled diabetes can result in permanent damage to many parts of the body including the heart, kidneys, brain, peripheral vascular system, and the eyes resulting in increasing disability and early death.  Although more...

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Am I Anemic?

By at March 3, 2013 | 9:09 am | 0 Comment

What is Anemia? Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood does not have a sufficient amount of healthy red blood cells. When your red blood cell count is low, the cells in your body do not get enough oxygen. The oxygen transported throughout your body is important because it removes the carbon dioxide from your body, a harmful waste product. Anemia is the more...

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