Nursing chronicles: Stories from the heart
By: Karen Crumley
I am not a nurse. I am a high school teacher who has taught many future nurses. I am also the mother of a nurse.My daughter, as it turns out, is a very strong person. We raised her on a ranch where she endured...
Genetic Screening
By: Tamu Browne
Almost three years ago the decision by the United Kingdom's fertility treatment and embryo research regulator the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) allowing prospective parents to test embryos created outside the body for serious genetic disorders such as aggressive breast, ovarian and bowel cancers...
The causes of bad breath
By: Ahmad Sadli
Having a bad breath or scientifically known as halitosis can be an embarrassing experience and hindering an effective communication. Causes of bad breath are many. Having identified all those possible causes of bad breath will make our job of preventing it easier and more effective...
How and why we feel hunger
By: Georgia S. Peaches
Is it because we smelled that bacon cooking? Or because we saw an ad for a delicious cheeseburger that we become hungry?There are plenty of myths as to how and why we feel hunger. There is, however, only one real and proved reason why...
The digestion process
By: Britny Thompson
The digestive system is a very important part of our body. Nutrients are required for normal body functions. Nutrients which include carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, and minerals. The food we eat are to big to pass into the blood, so the nutrients we need can...
Brain structures involved in memory
By: Barnabas Stinson
Among the brain's many functions, one of the most famous and interesting is memory. In its most basic definition, memory is simply a long term change caused by a stimulus. Though most people refer to memory as the ability to recall facts or names, there...
Exploring the possible organic causes of homosexuality
By: Lynette Alice
The discussion surrounding a possible organic cause for homosexuality has been ongoing for nearly seventy years in an on again/off again style of conduct. While the most popular, and generally erroneous notion is that there is an actual gay gene, most theories do not necessarily...
Hookworms: Symptoms and treatments
By: Frank Will
Hookworm Transmission often referred to as the Great Infective of Mankind, can create serious health problems for newborns, children of all ages, women that are pregnant and anyone that is malnourished.There is an estimated 1.3 billion people world wide that currently has this...
What to expect when undergoing surgery at a university hospital
By: Nicole Evans M.D.
Many individuals have operations performed at university hospitals, whether they plan their surgery with that in mind or not. All hospitals associated with a university are teaching hospitals. The majorit of medical care you receive at a teaching hospital will be provided by nurses and...
Preparing for surgical risk with a preoperative assessment
By: Nicole Evans M.D.
Most individuals who are planning to undergo a surgical procedure will undergo a preoperative assessment. The goal of this preop evaluation can be summed up in one question that the physician asks him or herself with every patient: What does this person need in order...

 

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