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What is Bisphenol A (BPA) by Temia Pulsipher

By at September 21, 2012 | 7:40 am | 0 Comment

Bisphenol A has only garnered public attention in the last decade though we have largely been exposed to it since the 1950s.  Canada has declared it a toxic substance.  The American Medical Association has been calling for Congress to restrict its use in the United States. Many studies have been undertaken to determine its safety, with alarming results. Bisphenol A more...

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Alzheimer’s disease By Claire Perry

By at September 20, 2012 | 8:00 am | 2 Comments

Alzheimer’s disease or more commonly spoken just as Alzheimer’s is defined as a disease that causes brain degeneration and death of brain cells causing mental breakdown and memory loss.  Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia which is defined as the progressive deterioration of intellectual functions such as memory that can occur while other brain more...

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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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Alopecia Areata by Emily Luebbers

By at September 17, 2012 | 8:50 am | 1 Comments

Alopecia is a medical term for baldness. There are three types of alopecia. Types consist of alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, and alopecia universalis. The most common is alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is patches of hair loss, usually on the scalp; they can also be throughout the body. Then there is alopecia totalis, this is when you have complete loss of scalp hair. more...

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What is Sleep Paralysis by Jessica Farwell

By at April 29, 2012 | 8:27 am | 0 Comment

Sleep paralysis is a parasomnia disorder, wherein a person is transitioning between sleep and a wakeful state, but cannot move their body and feels a pressure or weight on their chest. This paralysis of the body is accompanied by an intense feeling of dread, which is why various supernatural explanations have been given to this disorder over the years. Eye movement is more...

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