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  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture, which is a type of treatment from China, Japan, Korea and other parts of Asia, involves putt ...

    Acupuncture, which is a type of treatment from China, Japan, Korea and other parts of Asia, involves putting short, thin and flexible needles in the skin. The needles affect invisible pathways that cr ...

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  • Acute Bronchitis

    Acute Bronchitis - An inflammation of the main airways of the lungs (the bronchi) that usually lasts for ...

    Acute Bronchitis - An inflammation of the main airways of the lungs (the bronchi) that usually lasts for a short period of time. It is different from chronic bronchitis, which lasts a long period of t ...

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  • Aerobic Exercise

    Aerobic Exercise plays a key role in weight control by actively burning off calories, and making physical ...

    Aerobic Exercise plays a key role in weight control by actively burning off calories, and making physical fitness possible. The two parts of the term aerobic, which comes from Latin, mean: AERO = Air ...

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  • AIDS

    Acquired Immune Deficiency Symptoms AIDS, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is the late stage of HI ...

    Acquired Immune Deficiency Symptoms AIDS, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is the late stage of HIV disease. It results in:  a break down of the immune (defense) system, and an increased risk o ...

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  • AIDS Blanket or Quilt, or Names Project

    AIDS Blanket or Quilt, or Names Project is perhaps the best known and most touching single symbol of the ...

    AIDS Blanket or Quilt, or Names Project is perhaps the best known and most touching single symbol of the more than 250,000 people who have died from HIV/AIDS in the United States is the AIDS Blanket o ...

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  • Alcoholism

    Alcoholism is a disease that includes the following four symptoms: Craving – Having a strong need, or com ...

    Alcoholism is a disease that includes the following four symptoms: Craving – Having a strong need, or compulsion to drink. Loss of control – Being unable to limit one’s drinking in any given situation ...

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  • Allergic Rhinitis- Hay Fever

     (Allergic Rhinitis) Hay Fever Allergic Rhinitis, or Hay Fever, is an allergic inflammation of the nasal ...

     (Allergic Rhinitis) Hay Fever Allergic Rhinitis, or Hay Fever, is an allergic inflammation of the nasal airways (airways of the nose). Hay fever occurs when an allergen, or substance that causes alle ...

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  • Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer's Disease is caused by progressive destruction of specific brain cells in different parts of th ...

    Alzheimer's Disease is caused by progressive destruction of specific brain cells in different parts of the brain. In the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease (Alzheimer's) , affected persons have decre ...

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  • Amniocentesis

    Amniocentesis is removal of fluid from the amniotic sac where the fetus grows. A needle is inserted in th ...

    Amniocentesis is removal of fluid from the amniotic sac where the fetus grows. A needle is inserted in the abdominal wall to remove the fluid. Common reasons for this procedure are: to find out if the ...

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  • Anemia

    Anemia (sometimes called Low Blood) is a condition in which a person's red blood cells are less able to s ...

    Anemia (sometimes called Low Blood) is a condition in which a person's red blood cells are less able to supply oxygen to the body. Key reasons for anemia are: loss of red blood cells; decreased hemogl ...

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  • Angina Pectoris

    Angina Pectoris is a condition in which a person has short attacks of severe chest pain or pressure becau ...

    Angina Pectoris is a condition in which a person has short attacks of severe chest pain or pressure because there is not enough blood flow carrying oxygen) to the heart muscles. The pain may also be f ...

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  • Anthrax

    Anthrax is an infection caused by a bacterium (germ) called Bacillus anthracis. Although it occurs in ani ...

    Anthrax is an infection caused by a bacterium (germ) called Bacillus anthracis. Although it occurs in animals such as pigs, sheep cattle, goats and horses, it rarely occurs in humans. The bacteria can ...

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