Why the body needs sleep
By: Carole Somerville
What Happens when We Sleep and What is the Purpose of Sleep? Sleep and dreaming has fascinated man for centuries. Modern research has helped us understand sleep better. So what happens when we sleep and why does the body need sleep? Sleep Schedules Humans share...
It is Sick and Selfish to Deny Medical Care Based on Politics or Personal Hatred
By: Elizabeth M Young
Nothing is a better indicator of a sick society than the willingness to deny medical care based on personal moral, religious, or political judgments instead of medical need. Denying available medical care to others based on hate, personal preferences or religious dogma is an evil...
The possibility of a cure for AIDS within the next ten years
By: Robert Blevins
Has This Man Finally Discovered the Cure for AIDS.? The Charite University of Medicine is a multi-faceted organization of hospitals, universities, and research centers located in Germany. You could compare it to a major American university's medical center, but on a larger scale. They have...
By: Jon Clark
The human heart is a miracle of design and without doubt the strongest and most durable pump in existence. A human life span of 80 years at an average beat rate of 70 beats per minute would have a total of about 2 billion heart...
The science of anatomy defined
By: Darian Peters
Anatomy is the science of the structures that are present in living organisms and the functions that those structures perform. Anatomy has a role both in biology and medicine. There are a variety of different forms of anatomy including superficial anatomy, comparative anatomy, anthropological anatomy...
The history of diabetes treatments
By: Jennifer Kirkman
Diabetes treatments are sure much better today than they were hundreds of years or even several years ago. I would have hated to have had diabetes back even several years before, when meters where big and hard to use, and insulin needles were huge sources...
How vaccines prevent disease
By: Alfred F Waltheson DVM
Many of us at some point during our lives have had an infectious disease such as influenza. Knowingly or unknowingly you are exposed to someone that is infected. You feel fine for a few days and then you begin to feel a little off. You...
By: Suzette Baker
Is there a cure for Alzheimer's? As of yet, the answer is no, but there is a lot of research being funded by groups such as the Alzheimer's Association in hopes of finding a cure. Hope remains that in the coming years, improvements in care...
A look at hospital safety
By: Brenda Schmitt
Preventable mistakes made in the hospital are a leading cause of death in the United Sates. Hospital acquired infections, wrong site surgeries, patient falls and medication errors are high on JACOH's list of benchmarks when deciding to accredit a hospital. Safety is a huge issue...
The problem of Housemaid's knee
By: Elizabeth M Young
Housemaids knee. What an aggravating and painful condition. The knee is red. It is swollen. It hurts at the top of the knee. It hurts to move the knee. Kneeling and scrubbing the floor is a thing that can be done no more! But the...

 

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