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Browsing Tag heart disease

Atrial Fibrillation by Cheryl Glaeser

By at September 19, 2012 | 9:56 am | 0 Comment

Atrial Fibrillation is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia.  An arrhythmia is a variation from the normal rhythm of the heartbeat.  The heartbeat in an arrhythmia can be too fast, too slow, or may have an irregular rhythm.  Many of the arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious and even life-threatening.  Our hearts have an electrical system that more...

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BLS Class, Nashville – Managing Respiratory Arrest

By at April 30, 2012 | 8:29 am | 1 Comments

The statistics surrounding heart disease are alarming, however, looking at the statistics of people who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (chronic bronchitis and emphysema), Sleep Apnea, and asthma is just as scary. In 2007 there were 13.1 million Americans who had been diagnosed with COPD. In 2010 the money spent on medical care and expenses for those more...

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Type 1 Diabetes by Jennifer Hendrixson

By at April 25, 2012 | 10:10 am | 3 Comments

There are several types of Diabetes, but I chose to talk about Type 1, which used to be called “juvenile diabetes”. This type is generally discovered in young children and young adults. This type of diabetes is where your pancreas doesn’t produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that usually is secreted by the pancreas and it controls how sugars and starches are more...

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Heart Disease by Jenna Doisy

By at April 25, 2012 | 9:54 am | 4 Comments

Heart disease is often known as the silent killer because often times there are no symptoms until it is too late. This disease is so prevalent that it is the number one killer of both men and women. In order to learn more about this deadly disease, it is necessary to explore and understand the most common form of the disease, the risk factors involved and what treatment more...

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