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A Look at Cancer by Madeline Sosa

By at October 27, 2013 | 9:05 am | 2 Comments

Cancer by definition is the "disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of a body," according to Google definitions.  It affects millions of people in the U.S. yearly whether through genetics from family or from other cases due to smoking, second-hand smoke, or from exposure to radiation, just to name few. more...

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What is Coronary Artery Disease by Brendan Nahn

By at October 24, 2013 | 7:50 am | 1 Comments

Coronary artery disease, commonly abbreviated as CAD, is when the arteries of the heart have partial or complete blockage of blood flow to the muscles of the heart. How this happens is from a series of contributing factors that start the build of plaque along the walls of the arteries which is called arteriosclerosis. Plaque starts from cholesterol, specifically LDL’s more...

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Proper Use of Antibiotics and Their Misuse by James Bowman

By at October 23, 2013 | 2:15 pm | 0 Comment

Antibiotics were first discovered on the morning of September 3rd, 1928, by Professor Alexander Fleming.  Eighty five years after this amazing discovery, antibiotics are still greatly misunderstood.  Much of the common public is still sadly mistaken on the proper use of antibiotics and when they are to be appropriately taken.  This has led to a great deal of misuse more...

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Signs, Symptoms, and Causes by Jacob Dawson

By at October 22, 2013 | 8:04 am | 1 Comments

According to the Alzheimer's Association more than 5 million people in the United States are afflicted with Alzheimer's disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the country. My own life became personally impacted by Alzheimer's when my grandmother was diagnosed. She began forgetting names of relatives, leaving food in the stove for too long, and once driving more...

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What is Necrotizing Fasciitis by Jessica Chandler

By at October 21, 2013 | 9:35 am | 0 Comment

I choose to write about Necrotizing Fasciitis because of an article on CNN.com that I read last year about a college student, Aimee Copeland, who was zip-lining and injured herself.  The injury sent her to the hospital where she received 22 stitches to close up a gash she got on her calf.  She was sent home and 3 days later returned because of extreme pain and more...

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