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Fast Toothache Relief

Fast Toothache Relief

Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:59

Ache of the tooth, more commonly known as a toothache, is clinically labeled either odontalgia or odontalgy. The intense discomfort associated with such affected tooth, is in the aching pain that involves the tooth or areas around it. Sources that contribute to the aching tooth are developed due ...

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Cavity Filling

Cavity Filling

Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:42

Your dentist may use several methods to determine if you have tooth decay, including: * Observation &— Some discolored spots on your teeth may indicate decay, but not all of them. Your dentist may use an explorer, a metal instrument with a sharp tip, to probe for ...

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Heel Pain Treatment

Heel Pain Treatment

Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:48

Heel Pain Treatments can sometimes be confusing since causes of heel pain can occur as a result of many different factors. There are also a number of treatment options available so it important to look at the benefits and main functions before choosing one that may fail to ...

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Heel Pain in Foot

Heel Pain in Foot

Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:43

Feet are the best natural transportation provided by God. Funny but true! They help in walking, running, jumping, playing, etc. But most of us might have experienced heel pain in foot. The reason behind this are many, but the most common reason for heel pain is the plantar ...

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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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Herniated Disc in Neck

Herniated Disc in Neck

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:49

In all, there are 24 segments of movable bones that form the spinal column. They are known as vertebrae. The cervical section or spinal column that lies in the neck region consist of 7 vertebrae. Each of these vertebrae are cushioned with soft cartilage tissue called disc. The ...

Enlarged Prostate

Enlarged Prostate

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:32

The prostate gland is located just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside. The main function of the prostate is to secrete fluids that nurture the sperm that come out with ejaculation....

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Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:23

What is Skin Cancer? Cancer develops when DNA, the molecule found in cells that encodes genetic information, becomes damaged and the body cannot repair the damage. These damaged cells begin to grow and divide uncontrollably. When this occurs in the skin, skin cancer develops. As ...

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Melena - Blood in Stool

Melena – Blood in Stool

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:07

Black tarry (sticky and smelly) feces that are associated with gastrointestinal hemorrhage is known as Melena. The stool turns black in color because of the oxidation of the iron that is present in hemoglobin (producing hematin that is black in color) when blood passes through the colon....

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Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 2:50

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries ...

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