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DEGENERATIVE SPINE DISEASE

DEGENERATIVE SPINE DISEASE

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 0:38

Degenerative spine disease is a major cause of chronic disability in the adult working population and a common reason for referral to an MR imaging center. Spinal degeneration is a normal part of aging, and neck and back pain are one of life's most common infirmities. There are many potential ...

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Back Pain And Disorders

Back Pain And Disorders

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 0:36

If you've ever groaned, "Oh, my aching back!", you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back ...

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Mitochondrial Disease

Mitochondrial Disease

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 0:31

What are Mitochondrial Diseases? Just as some diseases are named for the part of the body they affect (like heart disease), mitochondrial diseases are so-named because they affect a specific part of the cells in the body. Specifically, mitochondrial diseases affect the mitochondria — tiny energy factories found inside ...

Musculoskeletal Pain

Musculoskeletal Pain

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 0:20

Pain: Pain is the chief symptom of most musculoskeletal disorders. The pain may be mild or severe, local or widespread (diffuse). Although pain may be acute and short-lived, as is the case with most injuries, pain may be ongoing with chronic illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis....

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Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 0:20

Causes Diabetes is a lifelong disease for which there is not yet a cure. There are several forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is often called juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes. In this type of diabetes, cells of the pancreas produce little or no insulin, the hormone ...

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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Anemia

Anemia

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 23:56

Anemia (uh-NEE-me-uh) is a condition in which your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. Anemia also can occur if your red blood cells don't contain enough hemoglobin (HEE-muh-glow-bin). Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives blood its red color. This protein helps red ...

Genetic Disease

Genetic Disease

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 23:54

One of the most important threats for human’s health is, undoubtedly, the genetic diseases. What a genetic disease is? It is a disorder caused by genetic factors and especially abnormalities in the human genetic material (genome). There are four main types of genetic disorders. Of course, some of ...

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