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A Look at Alzheimer’s disease by Stacey Thornhill

By at August 12, 2013 | 2:26 pm | 0 Comment

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that slowly destroys memory and is the leading cause of dementia. Dementia is a deterioration of cognitive ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. The first big symptoms of Alzheimer’s are memory loss accompanied by emotional apathy. These symptoms have been dismissed in the past as senility and grouchiness but more...

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What is Hydrocephalus by Jacqueline Rohrer

By at August 8, 2013 | 3:09 pm | 0 Comment

Hydrocephalus is the buildup of excess cerebral fluid in the skull. The word hydrocephalus originates from two Greek words, “hydro-” meaning water and “cephalus” meaning head, thus this disease is commonly referred to as “water on the brain”. Typically, cerebral fluid circulates through ventricles in the brain. In the case of hydrocephalus, there is an more...

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Understanding Syphilis by Armin Begic

By at August 1, 2013 | 12:03 pm | 0 Comment

Sexual intercourse, a bed time activity (but not specifically limited to a bed) usually involving a man and a woman includes many pleasures between both parties. Just about everyone on the entire planet has sex at least once. Although sexual intercourse is quite tempting, there are dangers that come with this pleasurable activity. The biggest concern that pops into more...

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Understanding Herpes Simplex Viruses by Dina Imsirevic

By at July 28, 2013 | 12:13 pm | 1 Comments

Herpes simplex viruses (HSV) are placed in two particular groups:  Type 1, oral herpes, and type 2, genital herpes.  HSV-1 is more common, but the two viral infections have many similarities.  The virus causes bumps, sores, or small blisters to appear either above or below the waist.  Even though the virus can appear anywhere on the body, HSV-1 is mostly seen in or more...

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What is Turner Syndrome by Kristine Wilson

By at July 26, 2013 | 1:09 pm | 0 Comment

Gonadal dysgenesis or Turner syndrome is the condition where one of the X chromosomes is missing in a female. Turner syndrome was first discovered by a man named Otto Ullrich and his partner Doctor Henry Turner, who Turner Syndrome was named after. They discovered it after observing some of their female patients and noticing differences compared to a normal female. Turner more...

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