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Outsmart Your Pain

Outsmart Your Pain

Monday, April 4, 2011 6:18

When it comes to persistent, chronic pain, such as back pain, migraines, and arthritis, things are a bit more complicated than when you stub your toe or cut your finger. Let's explore some common pain myths....

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Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis

Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:32

Osteomyelitis refers to a condition where the bone gets infected. Since bones are made of living cells, they can get infected through external agents. The infecting agents can reach the bone through the blood or through direct means, especially if there's an injury where the bone is exposed. ...

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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Monday, March 7, 2011 5:33

Cancer occurs when cells undergo a transformation and begin to grow and multiply without normal controls. As the cells grow and multiply, they form masses called tumors. Cancer is dangerous because it overwhelms healthy cells by taking their space and the oxygen and nutrients they need to survive ...

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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:33

Why it's so important to be aware * Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women, after breast, lung bowel, and uterine cancers. Each year around 6,800 women in the UK are diagnosed with the disease. * It is the highest ...

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Organic Brain Syndrome

Organic Brain Syndrome

Friday, September 17, 2010 0:10

Organic Brain Syndrome This is a general term that refers to physical disorders that cause a decrease in mental function, usually not including psychiatric disorders. Also known as: chronic organic brain syndrome; OBS; organic mental disorder Symptoms vary with the specific ...

Obstetrical Diseases

Obstetrical Diseases

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:02

Medical care of the obstetric or gynecologic patient reflects a growing interest in improving the quality of health care for females. Today, you must be able to assess, counsel, teach, and refer these patients, while weighing such relevant factors as the desire to have children, sexual adjustment problems, ...

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