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More Than a Headache(Migraine)

More Than a Headache(Migraine)

Monday, April 4, 2011 6:31

Not your run-of-the-mill headache by any means, a migraine can be downright debilitating. Characterized by intense throbbing pain on one side of the head that gets worse with movement, migraines may also cause nausea and extreme sensitivity to light and noise. Migraines can last from a few hours ...

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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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Small or Large for Dates

Small or Large for Dates

Friday, April 1, 2011 6:36

As part of your antenatal care your doctor or midwife will regularly monitor your baby's size to check that they're developing and growing healthily. This is usually done by measuring your fundal height, the distance in centimeters between the top of your pubic bone and the top of ...

Lung Diseases

Lung Diseases

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 6:24

Lung diseases are conditions in which some function of the lung is adversely affected. In some cases, the problem is in the gas exchange process at the membrane between the alveoli and blood - impeding efficient uptake of oxygen and removal of carbon dioxide. In other cases, the ...

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Leg Ulcer

Leg Ulcer

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 5:00

What is a leg ulcer? A leg ulcer is a breakdown of an area of skin on the leg which extends into the lower layers and may produce discharge....

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:06

Introduction Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D obtained from sun ...

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Knee Anatomy and Joint Pain

Knee Anatomy and Joint Pain

Monday, March 28, 2011 4:37

Introduction to knee joint anatomy The knee joint is the largest joint in the body, consisting of 4 bones and an extensive network of ligaments and muscles. Injuries to the knee joint are amongst the most common in sporting activities and understanding the anatomy of the joint ...

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Hearing Aids Types

Hearing Aids Types

Monday, March 28, 2011 4:20

All hearing aids contain the same parts to carry sound from the environment into your ear. However, hearing aids do come in a number of styles, which differ in size and the way they're placed in your ear. Some are small enough to fit inside your ear canal, ...

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Finger Dislocation

Finger Dislocation

Monday, March 28, 2011 4:04

A finger dislocation is a joint injury in which the finger bones move apart or sideways so the ends of the bones are no longer aligned normally. Finger dislocations usually happen when the finger is bent backward beyond its normal limit of motion. [caption id="attachment_1585" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Finger Dislocation"]...

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Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes Insipidus

Monday, March 28, 2011 3:57

Diabetes Insipidus DIABETES Diabetes mellitus is a    clinical     syndrome characterized by hyperglycemia    caused    by absolute or relative deficiency of insulin. Hyperglycemia    has man causes but is    most ...

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