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Coronary Artery Heart Disease

Coronary Artery Heart Disease

Monday, September 13, 2010 22:36

What is coronary artery disease? Coronary artery disease (CAD) is atherosclerosis (plaque in artery walls) of the inner lining of the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. A similar term, arteriosclerosis which means hardening or stiffening of the arteries is sometimes interchanged with ...

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Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:28

The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs that lie on either side of the spine in the lower middle of the back. Each kidney weighs about ¼ pound and contains approximately one million filtering units called nephrons. Each nephron is made of a glomerulus and a tubule. The glomerulus ...

Chronic digestive diseases

Chronic digestive diseases

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:15

A condition or disorder the causes continual digestive problems. Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis and ulcers are some examples of stomach disorders to provide ongoing digestive complaints. Chronic digestive diseases Causes: Differential Diagnosis: Central nausea/vomiting [caption id="attachment_246" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Chronic digestive diseases"][/caption] –Pregnancy ...

Chromosome Diseases and Chromosomal Disorders

Chromosome Diseases and Chromosomal Disorders

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 0:19

Genetic birth defects can be caused by errors in an entire chromosome or part of a chromosome, rather than in a single gene. These errors occur when the egg or sperm are forming. Occasionally, an extra chromosome is present or a chromosome is missing or broken. This type ...

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Coronary artery disease

Coronary artery disease

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 0:02

Definition: Coronary artery disease develops when your coronary arteries — the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients — become damaged or diseased. Cholesterol-containing deposits (plaques) on your arteries are usually to blame for coronary artery disease....

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Colon cancer

Colon cancer

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 23:58

Other types of colon cancer such as lymphoma, carcinoid tumors, melanoma, and sarcomas are rare. In this article, use of the term "colon cancer" refers to colon carcinoma and not the other, more rare types of colon cancer. Alternative Names: Colorectal cancer; Cancer - colon Causes, incidence, and risk factors: There are ...

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