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Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital Heart Disease

Friday, October 8, 2010 1:02

Definition Congenital heart disease refers to a problem with the heart's structure and function due to abnormal heart development before birth. Congenital means present at birth. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Congenital heart disease (CHD) can describe a number of different problems affecting the heart. According to ...

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low Blood Pressure

low Blood Pressure

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 1:28

What is low blood pressure? Many people worry about low blood pressure (hypotension), but probably don't need to. Some people have a blood pressure level that is lower than normal. In general this may be good news - because the lower your blood ...

Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 1:14

Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure Hypertension or high blood pressure, as it is more commonly known, is regarded as a silent killer. It is a disease of the modern age. The fast pace of life and the mental and physical pressures ...

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 0:53

Definition: High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease....

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Drug Abuse and Addiction

Drug Abuse and Addiction

Monday, September 27, 2010 1:19

What is drug addiction? Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences to the individual that is addicted and to those around them. Drug addiction is a brain disease because the abuse of ...

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Depression

Depression

Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:28

Definition Depression is a medical illness that involves the mind and body. Also called major depression, major depressive disorder and clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave. Depression can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. ...

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Cholesterol Levels for Women

Cholesterol Levels for Women

Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:51

Good Cholesterol Levels for Women I want to do this! What's This? Cholesterol is a soft and waxy substance found in all cells of the human body. Two types of cholesterol course through our bloodstreams: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein ...

Cholesterol Good and Bad Fats

Cholesterol Good and Bad Fats

Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:22

Good and Bad Fats The body needs fats to maintain health. However, overeating foods that contain too much ‘bad’ fats can be very dangerous to your health, causing high cholesterol and heart disease risks....

High Cholesterol in Men

High Cholesterol in Men

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:53

High Cholesterol in Men Why should I care about high cholesterol in men? High cholesterol, also called hypercholesteremia, puts men at increased risk for heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral artery disease. For many men, the risk of high cholesterol starts ...

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Home Remedies For Cholesterol

Home Remedies For Cholesterol

Thursday, September 23, 2010 1:03

Home Remedies For Cholesterol There are 2 types of cholesterol, Low density lipoproteins or LDL (bad cholesterol) and high density lipoproteins HDL (good cholesterol). LDLs are responsible for plaque buildup in the arteries, this blocks the flow of blood to mayor organs like ...