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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 a 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 more...

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Mitral Valve Prolapse: Symptoms and Treatments by Tiffani Beekman

By at October 20, 2013 | 9:27 am | 1 Comments

The inside of a human heart has four chambers and four valves lined by a thin membrane called an endocardium. The four chambers consist of the right atrium, left atrium, right ventricle, and left ventricle. The four valves within those chambers are the tricuspid valve, mitral (bicuspid) valve, aortic semilunar valve, and pulmonary semilunar valve. The mitral valve and more...

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Overview of Albinism by Cara Schneider

By at October 18, 2013 | 10:06 am | 2 Comments

Albinism is by no means new, but many of us don’t know much about it, even today when modern medicine, science and easy access to the internet make learning about it possible. Many are familiar with the term “albino” but not with the term “albinism” which suggests a lack of scientific understanding. There are many myths and misconceptions regarding albinism.When more...

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Overview of Tuberculosis by Schnikia Pool

By at August 15, 2013 | 7:31 am | 0 Comment

Overview of TB: TB also known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis can be spread very easily. This disease can attack the kidneys, brain, and even the spine. The most common is the lungs. This bacterium can be spread by just breathing the contaminated air. It can’t be done by kissing, touching, or even eating off the same person. The infected person can sneeze, cough, or more...

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