Heart defects in children
By: Susan Frye
Did you know that a baby's heart forms and begins to beat in the first 26 days of prenancy? So sometimes even before a woman is aware she is pregnant, her baby's heart is already beating. It makes the heart a very vulnerable organ very...
Blood pressure: Classification, measurement, and maintenance
By: VetStudies.com
Maintaining fluid homeostasis and blood pressure is essential for the body. To achieve this, the volume of the extra cellular matrix (and therefore blood pressure) must be kept relatively constant, and the relative concentrations of necessary ions must be corrected to within acceptable levels. These...
By: Willis Rodney
Pro-choice and pro-life individuals often feel that they have little in common. In the extreme, prolife groups are perceived as righteous moralizers who use politics and pictures of dead babies to sway public opinion away from life-saving research. On the other hand, prochoice groups are...
By: Shannon Butler
Deodorant Killed My Grandma - Carcinogens in our Everyday LifeWhat does cause cancer? If only the phrase "Everything in Excess and Nothing in Moderation" was enough for someone like me... but I am all about the excess, so I need a different answer. I need...
Pre-Implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) explained
By: Aditi Jain
It has been over a decade since Dr. Perry Phillips, obstetrician and gynecologist, announced "the beginning of the end of genetic disease." With the advancement of medicine, the end of genetic disease has become a possibility, as Phillips refers to the future implications of...
Genotyping and NNRTI mutations: Where do we go from here as HIV populations get older?
By: Eugene Jacquescoley DO PhD
Each year at the HIV Resistance Conference, the issue of non-adherence or (non-compliance) and genotyping surfaces as it relates to HIV treatment regimens. In an effort to vigorously address this issue, resistance or phenotype testing has gained traction.As genotyping procedures have increasingly become more...
By: Zach Pirtle
The reason why we get sick is the failure of our immune system to keep a pathogenic invasions of our body suppressed. Pathogens are microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses that are damaging to our bodies functions. We are surrounded by these pathogens all the...
By: Keith Anderson - 52976
I'm a nurse practitioner. I've worked in orthopedics for almost seven years, and most of that time has been spent working with hip and knee replacement patients. In that time there have been major advances in the technology of total joints (especially in hip replacements)...
The uses of new technologies in life sciences
By: Kelly Moser
St. Jude Medical has introduced a device that quickly closes a puncture in the femoral artery and requires little or no manual compression. Utilization of this device allows a patient to avoid 4 to 8 hours of lying flat in bed while keeping the affected...
By: Lance W. Christiansen D.O.
Fibromyalgia is the name developed for a common syndrome, which seems to be quite uniform among members of the human race, but it seems to have arrived on the medical scene during the last 20 years especially. In medical texts it was called fibrocitis, fibromyositis...

 

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