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What is Muscular Dystrophy? By Jenisis Wilson

By at July 23, 2013 | 1:48 pm | 0 Comment

Muscular dystrophy also known as MD is grouped in over more than 30 inherited diseases, in which muscle fibers are damaged. Out of the many types of MD, there are nine distinct types of the disease. Symptoms of MD can develop as early as infancy, while others may not surface until adulthood. Myotonic MD is the most common form in adulthood, and duchenne amongst children. more...

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Alcohol Effects on Health

By at July 21, 2013 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

Hitting happy hour after work for a drink or two may help your heart health, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Though there is a fine line between heart healthy and overdoing it.  Too much alcohol can be hazardous to health, increasing risk of heart diseases, depression, and cancer. Overdoing anything can be dangerous even water. more...

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What is Eczema by Ariel Green

By at July 20, 2013 | 6:45 pm | 0 Comment

Eczema is a skin disease that affects many people. It is a skin disease that causes itchy, dry patches of irritated skin all over the body. The most common places are the face, neck, elbows, wrists, groin, knees and ankles. It is very uncomfortable and can also be very painful particularly on children. Because children are a lot more likely to continue scratching the more...

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Overview of Cystic Fibrosis by Alissa Podgorny

By at July 19, 2013 | 3:56 pm | 0 Comment

People with Cystic Fibrosis are born with a gene that causes their body to produce a sticky, thick mucus that can clog ducts, tubes and passageways in the body (Mayo).  This gene is called Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator or CFTR, and can be identified when a baby is still in the womb.  Cystic Fibrosis is inherited from one’s parents.  Both parents must be more...

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How to Treat Infant Eczema by Samantha Mier

By at July 10, 2013 | 11:23 am | 0 Comment

You take your baby to the doctor because her baby acne hasn’t quite cleared up and she has been scratching. The doctor tells you that it is eczema and you freeze. What is eczema? You’ve never heard of it: is it contagious, will it go away? The doctor calmly explains that eczema is a skin condition that with proper care is hardly noticeable. Infant eczema or atopic more...

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