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  • Sarcoidosis

    Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause that affects multiple systems in the body. Small tumors, called ...

    Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause that affects multiple systems in the body. Small tumors, called granulomas, form in various organs of the body. Some think it results from infection, while ot ...

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  • Sciatica

    Sciatica - A pain in the lower back and hip which usually travels down the back of the thigh and leg. Thi ...

    Sciatica - A pain in the lower back and hip which usually travels down the back of the thigh and leg. This condition is often the result of lumbar or lower back discs being out of alignment (out of li ...

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  • Scleroderma

    The term, Scleroderma, means hard skin. People with this systemic disease tend to have thickening of the ...

    The term, Scleroderma, means hard skin. People with this systemic disease tend to have thickening of the skin. They may also develop problems in the joints, blood vessels, and additional internal orga ...

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  • Screening Tests

    Screening Tests are used in persons who have no symptoms of a specific disease, but may have the early st ...

    Screening Tests are used in persons who have no symptoms of a specific disease, but may have the early stage of the disease or the stage just prior to the disease. The following things are different b ...

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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or The Winter Blues

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or The Winter Blues a mood disorder which some people experience during ...

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or The Winter Blues a mood disorder which some people experience during the winter when the days are shorter, resulting is less sunlight. Affected individuals tend to ...

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  • Self-esteem

    Self-esteem is a term used to indicate a person’s overall sense of his or her own worth or value. It comb ...

    Self-esteem is a term used to indicate a person’s overall sense of his or her own worth or value. It combines a person’s beliefs, such as I am very capable, as well as his or her emotions, such as I a ...

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  • Sexually Transmitted Disease(s)

    Sexually Transmitted Disease(s) which are caused by bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic organisms, a ...

    Sexually Transmitted Disease(s) which are caused by bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic organisms, are becoming epidemic in frequency. Experts state that about one-half of the U.S. population wil ...

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  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Sickle Cell Anemia is an inherited disorder of the body's red blood cells. Sickle cell anemia is a condit ...

    Sickle Cell Anemia is an inherited disorder of the body's red blood cells. Sickle cell anemia is a condition that a person is born with, which is passed to them from one or both parents. In other word ...

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  • Sigmoidoscopy

    Sigmoidoscopy is a procedure in which a tube-like instrument with a light and lens is used to look inside ...

    Sigmoidoscopy is a procedure in which a tube-like instrument with a light and lens is used to look inside the rectum and sigmoid (lower colon or large intestine) for polyps or cancer. The sigmoidoscop ...

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  • Sleep apnea

    Sleep apnea is a common condition in which people who have not been treated for it stop breathing repeate ...

    Sleep apnea is a common condition in which people who have not been treated for it stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or ...

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  • Sleeping Better with Age

    Sleeping Better with Age Seniors need about the same amount of sleep as younger adults—seven to nine hour ...

    Sleeping Better with Age Seniors need about the same amount of sleep as younger adults—seven to nine hours a night. However, many older adults don’t get the sleep they need, because they often have mo ...

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  • Smoking

    Smoking, which is an addiction, is the most preventable cause of death in our society. The American Cance ...

    Smoking, which is an addiction, is the most preventable cause of death in our society. The American Cancer Society estimates that cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 80 percent of all lung ...

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