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What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome by Jeff Schmidt

By at March 31, 2014 | 8:26 am | 0 Comment

Ever have a severe pain in the side of the knee when performing activities such as walking, running, or cycling? Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a pain in the side of the knee and is thought to be an overuse injury. The iliotibial band (IT band) is a thick, dense band of fibrous connective tissue. The band is attached at the hip bone and runs down the lateral side of more...

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Unknown Lab Report in Microbiology

By at March 17, 2014 | 8:43 am | 0 Comment

UNKNOWN LAB REPORT Unknown #124 Amie Booth December 3, 2013 Microbiology BIO: 203.604, Fall   INTRODUCTION When unknown microorganisms are present, it is necessary to identify them in a laboratory setting.  Microbes can be identified by their cellular structure and function.  Different organisms also behave differently in various environmental conditions.  more...

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Causes and Effects of Spondylolisthesis by Caroline Marshak

By at March 15, 2014 | 8:41 am | 0 Comment

Spondylolisthesis is a back condition that is not well-known to many people in the United States. There are many causes to this disorder but few ways to treat it. Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra slips out of place and moves closer to the bone below it. This typically happens in the adolescent years, but can occur at birth or even later in life. Certain sports more...

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What is Placental Abruption by Emily Cronin

By at March 11, 2014 | 6:36 am | 0 Comment

Placental Abruption is a condition that can occur during pregnancy. This condition is where the placenta, which gives the baby oxygen and nourishment, detaches from the uterine wall. Thus causing the mother to have extreme bleeding and the baby to only receive very little to no oxygen and nutrition. This condition is severe and if diagnosed it should be treated more...

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What is Melanoma

By at March 8, 2014 | 9:22 am | 0 Comment

Melanoma is a tumor of melanin-forming cells. The malignant tumor is associated with skin cancer. Malignant melanoma can be very difficult to treat but treatment and an early diagnosis will increase the survival rate. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. The cancerous growths develop when unrepaired DNA causes damage to skin cells triggering mutations. more...

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