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What is Syringomyelia by Angela Lamb

By at August 1, 2013 | 8:18 am | 0 Comment

Given we are currently studying the nervous system, I thought it would be fitting to write about a neurological spinal cord disorder called Syringomyelia.  Syringomyelia is a disorder that few are aware of unless they have had it or know a family member or friend affected by the disorder.  Prevalence of the disorder is uncommon estimated at roughly 8.4 cases per 100,000 more...

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus by Daniella Horn

By at July 28, 2013 | 8:25 am | 0 Comment

Human immunodeficiency virus, more commonly known by its abbreviation HIV, is a disease that attacks white blood cells known as CD4 T-cells in the body.  The main function of CD4 T-cells is to aid in the human immune system.  AIDS, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, is the third and final stage of the HIV process but it should be noted that not all sufferers of HIV more...

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Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease by James Koester

By at July 27, 2013 | 11:01 am | 1 Comments

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a tragic illness that affects over five million elderly denizens of the United States. The causes of Alzheimer’s Disease are uncertain but there is a triad of factors that influence the development of Alzheimer’s: genetics, environment, and lifestyle choice. AD is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks the neurons, which are brain more...

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All About Migraines by Sally Wilson

By at July 3, 2013 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Having recently been diagnosed with chronic migraines, I now understand the intensity of side effects that are associated with a migraine headache. Migraines are life-altering headaches that oftentimes leave a person incapable of carrying out everyday functions and activities. Migraine attacks can happen once a month, or up to a few times a week. They affect every more...

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Alopecia: A Hairy Situation by Emily Hock

By at June 30, 2013 | 6:23 am | 1 Comments

Alopecia is a medical condition that causes hair loss from the head or body and is common in over 95% of people. Made out of keratin, hair is produced from the papilla inside the skin. Surrounding the papilla are three layers of the hair root; the cuticle, cortex, and medulla. As we age, the pigment of our hair eventually stops producing, thus causing gray hair. Loss of more...

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