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What is Gum Disease by Carly Weis

By at November 8, 2013 | 9:13 am | 0 Comment

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis or periodontal disease, starts off as a bacterial growth in your mouth, and if it is not treated can lead to tooth loss and damage of the surrounding tissue.  The first stage is known as gingivitis, and this is when the gums become inflamed due to plaque build up and causes the gums to bleed easily when being brushed. Plaque builds more...

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What is Melanoma Skin Cancer by Carissa Hoffman

By at November 7, 2013 | 7:47 am | 1 Comments

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that originates in cells that are found in the skin called melanocytes.  These melanocytes give the pigment or color to people’s skin.  This is one of the three kinds of skin cancer and the most life-threatening.  Not only can this type of cancer be very aggressive but it also progresses very rapidly.  Melanoma undetected can spread more...

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What Causes Dwarfism by Emily Mulchek

By at November 6, 2013 | 6:20 am | 0 Comment

Dwarfism is defined as a person whose adult height does not exceed four feet ten inches resulting from a genetic or medical condition.  The term dwarf, little person, or a person of short stature are socially acceptable terms for people with this condition.  There are two different categories of dwarfism disproportionate dwarfism and proportionate dwarfism.  more...

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What is Diabetes by Bijal Shah

By at November 3, 2013 | 10:00 am | 0 Comment

Commonly referred to as the “slow killer,” diabetes has been affecting peoples’ lives for so many years. About 30 million people in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes. That is almost a tenth of the U.S. population! But what really is diabetes? Insulin is produced from your pancreas to get the glucose from our blood and transport it to our cells. Without more...

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What is Kidney Disease by Brittany Klann

By at November 2, 2013 | 9:08 am | 0 Comment

Your Kidneys are the organ that produces urine and cleans your body of waste. Chronic kidney disease occurs when waste starts to build up in the body and the kidneys are not filtering like they should. Most people who are affected by chronic kidney disease are older adults, but it may occur at any age. People who are most likely to develop the disease are people that are more...

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